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  1. Quiste sinovial en articulación interapofisaria lumbar. Una causa infrecuente de lumbociática

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    Villas, C. (Carlos); Leyes, M. (Manuel)

    1997-01-01

    Los quistes sinoviales de las articulaciones facetarias pueden ser asintomáticos o provocar dolor lumbar, con o sin clínica radicular. Se considera que son secundarios a traumatismos o a degeneración articular, y ocurren con mayor frecuencia en pacientes con espondi lolistesis. El diagnóstico se establece con la tomografía axial computarizada o la resonancia magnética, que mues tran una lesión quísti ca adyacente a la faceta articu lar. Realizamos una revis...

  2. “Dolor lumbar en niños. Estudio prospectivo"

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    Vela Rodríguez, José Fabio

    2013-01-01

    El dolor lumbar en niños tiene una alta prevalencia, pero en la mayoría de los casos se auto-limita sin ningún manejo, cuando la sintomatología obliga al niño a asistir a la consulta médica se debe considerar que es representativo de una patología grave. Este estudio prospectivo pretende determinar esas causas y su relación con antecedentes, patologías previas, trauma o antropometría. Se realizó seguimiento a 35 pacientes que acudieron al servicio de urgencias y consulta ext...

  3. Estenosis Espinal Lumbar y Claudicación Neurológica

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    Jaime G. Gómez

    1991-06-01

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    El canal espinal está limitado hacia adelante por los cuerpos y los discos intervertebrales. Atrás lo cierran las láminas de las vértebras y en los ángulos pastero-laterales se encuentran las articulaciones zigapofisiarias. Normalmente tiene una forma redondeada con bordes lisos y bien delimitados.

    La estrechez o estenosis del canal puede ser congénita, adquirida o combinar estas dos causas para comprimir las raíces dtl la cola de caballo. La forma adquirida se presenta en enfermos con espondilo-artrosis de las articulacioneszigapofisiarias con hipertrofia de los ligamentos, formación de osteofitos y reducción progresiva del tamaño del canal.

    La estenosis espinal lumbar no es muy común en los países en donde la edad promedio es baja, pero se aumenta y constituye una de las lesiones más frecuentes en las regiones en donde la duración de vida aumenta y ocurren cambios secundarios al uso y abuso de la columna vertebral.

    En estas condiciones, una de las más frecuentes causas de dolor lumbar o de las extremidades inferiores y de dificultad en la marcha en este grupo de enfermos de la tercera edad es la estenosis del canal espinal lumbar. Esta reducción también se presenta en la región cervical y con menos frecuencia en la región toráxica en donde hay compresión de la médula espinal.

    El diagnóstico depende de las manifestaciones clínicas relacionadas con el nivel de la alteración pero en ocasiones se pueden afectar simultáneamente varios niveles de la columna vertebral. En la región lumbar hay dolor con marcado componente posicional: hay dificultad para caminar, la columna vertebral se fleja y el enfermo camina encorvado e inclinado hacia adelante...

  4. Diferencias en tiempos de incapacidad según el tipo de manejo (convencional o temprano), en pacientes con dolor lumbar agudo secundario a accidentes de trabajo en una aseguradora de riesgos profesionales (ARP) de Bogotá, Colombia

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    Cortes Iza, Sandra Catalina; Espinosa Muñoz, Yiseth Andrea; Montenegro Castillo, María Juliana

    2010-01-01

    A lo largo de la historia se ha encontrado que el dolor lumbar agudo es una patología de alta prevalencia y costo, lo ha llevado a varios países a considerarlo un problema de salud pública, Sin embargo ha sido subvalorada y aun no se toman las medidas preventivas lo que aumenta los costos de atención para los servicios de salud y para las empresas es una causa importante de disminución de la producción por días de incapacidad. Con el fin de establecer si el tiempo de inicio y tipo del trat...

  5. PREVALENCIA DEL DOLOR LUMBAR DURANTE LA INFANCIAY LA ADOLESCENCIA. UNA REVISIÓN SISTEMÁTICA

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    Inmaculada Calvo-Muñoz; Antonia Gómez-Conesa; Julio Sánchez-Meca

    2012-01-01

    Fundamentos: El dolor lumbar en niños y adolescentes es un problema de salud frecuente y su presencia aumenta el riesgo de sufrir dolor lumbar en la edad adulta. El objetivo de este estudio fue describir la prevalencia del dolor lumbar en niños y adolescentes y evaluar la calidad metodológica de los estudios. Metodos: Se efectuó una revisión sistemática de estudios epidemiológicos observacionales. Se realizaron búsquedas en las bases ISI Web of Knowledge, Medline, PEDro, IME, LILACS y CINAHL,...

  6. MORIR SIN OTORRINOLARINGÓLOGO. Causas de muerte otorrinolaringológicas en una comunidad rural del siglo XIX

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    Rosana Villaoslada Fuentes

    2018-05-01

    Full Text Available Introducción y objetivo: Mohedas de Granadilla es una localidad Extremeña situada al norte de la provincia de Cáceres. El objetivo de nuestro estudio es el análisis de la enfermedad y la muerte en esta localidad durante el siglo XIX.Material y Método: Para elaborar este trabajo nos hemos servido de fuentes demográficas que nos aportaban una información exhaustiva de los diagnósticos de defunción de las personas fallecidas en nuestra localidad, tales como el registro Civil y los archivos parroquiales referentes al siglo XIX.Resultados: Entre el 1 de Enero de 1870 y el 31 de Diciembre de 1900 se produjeron 1114 defunciones en Mohedas, con una tasa de mortalidad  media de 44 por mil habitantes, la tasa de mortalidad media disminuyó a lo largo del tiempo, de forma que en los primeros 16 años la tasa fue de 44,09 por cada mil habitantes, y en los segundos quince fue de 43,08 por mil.En relación con las causas de muerte otorrinolaringológicas, las infecciosas fueron las más frecuentes, dentro de éstas predominó la difteria (angina diftérica, laringitis diftérica, garrotillo o crup laríngeo. Otras causas menos frecuentes fueron: la tuberculosis laríngea, la parotioditis o las amigdalitis.  Conclusiones: Podemos concluir que la mortalidad en esta comunidad fue alta pero semejante a todo el medio rural de la Extremadura de aquellos años. Dentro de las causas otorrinolaringológicas las infecciosas fueron las más frecuentes.   

  7. Las causas del desempleo

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    García Balbás, Salomé

    2014-01-01

    En este documento vamos a tratar de dar respuesta a la siguiente pregunta: ¿cuáles son las causas del desempleo? Para ello realizaremos un repaso de las principales teorías económicas del desempleo llegando a la conclusión de que existe una causa fundamental que lo genera: la rigidez de los salarios a la baja. Consideramos el desempleo como la existencia de un exceso de oferta en el mercado de trabajo y haremos alusión, únicamente, a la existencia de desempleo involuntario. La exposición de l...

  8. Los conflictos intraestatales contemporáneos: una aproximación a sus causas estructurales

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    Hugo F. Guerrero Sierra

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available La propuesta del presente artículo es plantear un análisis conceptual en torno al fenómeno del conflicto social, específicamente cuando este deriva en dinámicas de orden violento. Del mismo modo, una vez establecida esta puntualización conceptual, y a través de la alusión a casos particulares, se presenta un breve recorrido por diferentes aportes que, desde el mundo de la academia, se han venido planteando respecto a la conexión entre el fenómeno de los conflictos intraestatales y sus posibles causas estructurales.

  9. Prevalencia del dolor lumbar durante la infancia y la adolescencia: Una revisión sistemática

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    Calvo-Muñoz, Inmaculada; Gómez-Conesa, Antonia; Sánchez-Meca, Julio

    2012-01-01

    Fundamentos: El dolor lumbar en niños y adolescentes es un problema de salud frecuente y su presencia aumenta el riesgo de sufrir dolor lumbar en la edad adulta. El objetivo de este estudio fue describir la prevalencia del dolor lumbar en niños y adolescentes y evaluar la calidad metodológica de los estudios. Metodos: Se efectuó una revisión sistemática de estudios epidemiológicos observacionales. Se realizaron búsquedas en las bases ISI Web of Knowledge, Medline, PEDro, IME, LILACS y CINAHL,...

  10. Acupuntura y electroacupuntura en el alivio del dolor de la osteoartrosis de la región lumbar

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    Boch Váldes, Fe; Rabí Martínez, María del Carmen; Hernández Arteaga, Manuel; García Jacomino, José C

    2001-01-01

    La osteoartrosis de la región lumbar es causa importante de dolor o incapacidad física. Las diferentes terapias usadas no siempre son eficaces, y los fármacos empleados no están exentos de reacciones indeseables. Su tratamiento ha experimentado una tendencia hacia la utilización de métodos más conservadores, incrementándose en los últimos años el uso de la acupuntura y la electroacupuntura. En este estudio comparamos la eficacia de ambas, pues en la literatura revisada existen criterios contr...

  11. Consentimiento informado en la punción lumbar. Una propuesta para su ejecución

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    Ivonne Martín Hernández

    Full Text Available La punción lumbar es un procedimiento invasivo, no exento de riesgos y para hacerlo es necesario solicitar el consentimiento informado del paciente o de un familiar. En este trabajo se aportan elementos éticos y prácticos necesarios para la realización de un correcto consentimiento informado en los pacientes a quienes se practica este proceder. Se propone un modelo de consentimiento informado para este fin que incluye información sobre: la explicación del procedimiento, contraindicaciones, complicaciones y cuidados después del procedimiento. Se resalta que el consentimiento informado para la punción lumbar, más que una exigencia institucional o legal, constituye una exigencia ética para el médico y un derecho exigible por parte de los pacientes por lo que urge instituirlo como práctica sistemática.

  12. VALORACIÓN DE LA FLEXIÓN LUMBAR EN UNA MUESTRA POBLACIONAL CALDENSE SANA DE ADULTOS (36-49 AÑOS MEDIANTE LA MANIOBRA DE SCHOBER

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    Heliana Marcela Botello

    2016-11-01

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    Introducción: Una manera de demostrar la limitación en la movilidad de la columna lumbar es implementando la maniobra de Schober; prueba en la cual se mide el aumento de la distancia entre dos puntos definidos en la parte baja de la columna, con una excelente fiabilidad.

    Objetivo: Valorar la flexión lumbar en una muestra poblacional caldense adulta.

    Metodología: Se seleccionaron aleatoriamente y por conveniencia cuarenta y cinco adultos de Caldas, entre los 36 y 49 años de edad, que contaran con óptimas condiciones de salud; excluyendo a quienes presentaran: obesidad severa, trauma lumbar, lumbalgia o antecedentes de afecciones e intervenciones quirúrgicas en dicha zona.

    Discusión/Conclusión: En este trabajo no se evidencia alguna diferencia significativa en el rango de flexión lumbar entre sexos, ni al considerar la variable deporte. Al comparar con los valores reportados en la literatura se determinó que no existe un rango exacto para esta maniobra, describiendo valores que pueden fluctuar entre los rangos de 2,1 cm y 6 cm. Los 45 adultos, que incluían 19 mujeres con una media de edad entre los 39 y 47 años, presentaron una media de flexión lumbar de 4,54 cm, +/- 1,20 desviaciones estándar. De 26 hombres evaluados con una media de edad de 42 años describieron una media de flexión de 4,38 cm, +/- 1,08 con una p de 0,65.

    EVALUATION OF LUMBAR FLEXION IN A SAMPLE OF HEALTHY ADULTS (36-49 YEARS FROM CALDAS, BY SCHOBER TEST

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    Introduction: A way to demonstrate the limitation in mobility of the lumbar spine is implementing the Schober maneuver; in which the increase of the distance between two defined points in the lower part of the spine is measured, with excellent reliability.

    Objective: To assess lumbar flexion in an adult population sample from

  13. La Ética condenada: una reflexión de las causas y consecuencias de su ostracismo en la enseñanza obligatoria

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    Enrique Ferrari Nieto

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available La inclusión en el curso escolar 2008-2009 de la asignatura "Educación para la ciudadanía" en el currículo de la ESO (con una carga lectiva de una hora semanal vino acompañada de una polémica desmedida, alentada desde el ámbito político, por el temor a su posible carga dogmática, aunque el contenido ya estaba ahí antes, de modo transversal. Tres años después el debate parece cerrado (por el momento. Con lo que la cuestión ahora, con el tema reposado, podría ser atender a la - de verdad - gran damnificada por esa reforma educativa: la asignatura de Ética, en 4º ESO, que en muchas comunidades autónomas pasó de dos sesiones a una sola sesión a la semana, con la mitad de su contenido, además, enfocado al civismo. Mi propuesta es un análisis de las causas y las consecuencias del desprecio a la Ética como materia filosófica en el currículo escolar. Las causas arrancan de la incapacidad general para distinguir la ética de la moral: para entender los distintos niveles (uno filosófico, el otro no en que se mueve cada una. La consecuencia primera es, con la deslegitimación de la asignatura, la imposibilidad de motivar en el alumno una auténtica reflexión ética.

  14. La necesidad de establecer una condición jurídica para quienes deben migrar por causa de los desastres naturales : una realidad que atender desde la perspectiva de los derechos humanos

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    Torres-Villarreal, Maria-Lucia

    2014-01-01

    El incremento desmedido en el número de desastres naturales, sumado a la frecuencia con que estos ocurren a lo largo del mundo entero, ha evidenciado una de las mayores preocupaciones de los Estados: el desplazamiento forzado de la población por esta causa y la delicada situación de derechos humanos que esto implica, por lo cual los Organismos Internacionales han instado en reiteradas oportunidades a los Estados para actuar conjunta y prontamente para evitar que esta siga siendo una de las ca...

  15. Variaciones del rango de flexión lumbar en una muestra poblacional sana de niños y niñas escolares caldenses (Colombia

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    Heliana Marcela Botello Mojica

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: los arcos de movimiento de la región lumbar involucran varias estructuras morfológicas, aunque haya limitación dependiente de otras tantas, en su estado de salud y de normalidad, varían durante el ciclo vital. Objetivo: cuantificar los rangos de movilidad de la columna lumbar lograda mediante flexión, implementando la maniobra de Schober en una población escolar en el departamento de Caldas (Colombia. Materiales y métodos: mediante la maniobra de Schober utilizada en la exploración de la movilidad lumbar, se valoró una muestra poblacional de 202 niños escolares para establecer su amplitud de movimiento en estado de normalidad, asumiendo posición erecta, con los pies juntos y marcando un punto a nivel del proceso espinoso de L5 y otro 10 cm por encima, se solicitó ejercer la flexión máxima. Resultados: 101 niñas con una media de edad de 9,13 años presentaron una media de flexión lumbar de 4,47 cm, +/- 1,11 y 101 niños evaluados con una media de edad de 8,92 años presentaron una media de flexión de 4,46 cm, +/- 1,15. Conclusión: los rangos de movilidad de la columna lumbar se encuentran altamente desarrollados entre los límites de normalidad de la población infantil para el departamento de Caldas (Colombia, con un 76,2% para la normalidad, hipermovilidad en un 20,8 % y un grado de hipomovilidad bajo del 3%. Por lo tanto, se propone emplear un nuevo rango de normalidad (2,206 cm - 6,714 cm para la población infantil entre los 6 y 11 años. Changes in lumbar flexion range in a sample healthy school children of Caldas (Colombia.AbstractIntroduction: range of motion on the lumbar region involves various morphological structures, although there are many others dependent limitations on their health that varies during the life cycle. Objective: to measure the movility ranges of the lumbar spine flexion achieved by implementing Schober maneuver in a school population in the department of Caldas (Colombia. Materials

  16. Caracterización del ausentismo laboral por causas médicas en una empresa de alimentos de la ciudad de Bogotá, D.C. 2013 – 2014.

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    Guerrero Ortiz, Andres Ricardo; Diaz Solano, Karol Andrea

    2016-01-01

    Resumen: Introducción: El ausentismo laboral por causa médica es un problema por la afectación que genera en el trabajador y en la empresa. Objetivo: Caracterizar el ausentismo laboral por causas médicas de una empresa de alimentos de Bogotá. Materiales y métodos: Estudio de corte transversal con datos secundarios de registros de incapacidades de los años 2013 y 2014. El procesamiento de la información se realizó con el programa SPSS, se obtuvieron medidas de tendencia central ...

  17. Mortalidad por causas externas en Medellín, 1999-2006

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    Doris Cardona Arango

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Caracterizar el comportamiento de la mortalidad por causas externas en la ciudad de Medellín, Colombia, entre 1999-2006, según sexo, edad y causa básica de muerte fue el objetivo de este estudio descriptivo longitudinal, con fuente de información secundaria de 22 128 registros de defunción por causas externas. El análisis realizado es univariado y bivariado por sexo, grupos de edad y causa de muerte. Las causas externas registradas en el periodo fueron: 72.9 por ciento por homicidio; 15.3 por ciento, accidente de transporte; 7.3 por ciento, traumatismos; 4.2 por ciento, por suicidio, y por otras causas, 0.4 por ciento. La mayor tasa de mortalidad se presentó en el grupo de edad de 20 a 24 años (27.6 por cien mil habitantes, hecho que merece especial consideración por las implicaciones sociales, familiares y laborales que representa el fallecimiento de una persona en su etapa productiva.

  18. Una revisión de inundaciones fluviales en Chile, período 1574-2012: causas, recurrencia y efectos geográficos

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    Rojas,Octavio; Mardones,María; Arumí,José Luis; Aguayo,Mauricio

    2014-01-01

    Una revisión bibliográfica de inundaciones fluviales históricas en el período 15742012 a través de diferentes publicaciones, permite analizar, explicar y sistematizar causas o factores detonantes, periodos de recurrencia, distribución y efectos geográficos de las inundaciones acaecidas en Chile continental. Según el factor detonante se identifican 5 tipos principales de inundaciones asociadas a: procesos volcánicos, procesos nivoglaciares, deslizamientos, intervenciones antrópicas y precipita...

  19. Principales causas de muerte en España : el uso de años de vida perdidos

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    Arriaga, Eduardo

    1993-01-01

    En este artículo se analiza el nivel y cambio de la mortalidad de españa por causas de muerte desde 1981 a 1986. Primero se consideran grandes grupos de causas de muerte por edades, y posteriormente cada una de las causas principales de muerte. El análisis permite determinar las principales causas de muerte que operaban en españa en los dos años mencionados. Además, se determina el impacto que los cambios de mortalidad de cada causa tuvo sobre la vida humana, y las causas de muerte que más rá...

  20. Cirugía de la columna lumbar degenerativa

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    López-Sastre Núñez, Antonio; Menéndez Díaz, D.; Vaquero Morillo, F.

    1998-01-01

    En una realidad la gran demanda actual de fusiones de la columna lumbar. Los resultados clínicos obtenidos con la fusión posterolateral se ven claramente superados con las fusiones anteroposteriores. Se realiza una revisión bibliográfica de las diferentes formas de fusión de la columna lumbar y la reaparición del concepto de soporte de columna anterior. Se establecen las indicaciones y las ventajas de la fusión anteroposterior lumbar, describiéndose las posibles vías de abordaje posterior y a...

  1. Entrenament de la propiocepció conscient de la CV lumbar: Una aplicació a la natació subaquàtica

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    Solana Tramunt, Mònica

    2011-01-01

    Aquesta tesi és una aproximació teòrica i empírica a la metodologia actualitzada per a l'entrenament de la propiocepció. La part teòrica desenvolupa l'estat de la qüestió en l'estudi de la propiocepció des de diferents perspectives, de les particularitats de la columna vertebral lumbar i de les característiques de la propiocepció en aquesta zona del raquis. Ens resumeix els aspectes més importants de la teoria de l'entrenament i les necessitats de l'entrenament propioceptiu lumbar en la na...

  2. El porcentaje de la insuficiencia renal crónica de causas no tradicionales (ERCnT) en una área agrícola de Panamá – protocolo de un estudio transversal

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    Jensen, Olaf Chresten

    Titulo: El porcentaje de la insuficiencia renal crónica de causas no tradicionales (ERCnT) en una área agrícola de Panamá – protocolo de un estudio transversal Author: Dr. Olaf Jensen Resumen En las últimas décadas se ha notado un aumento importante en la incidencia de enfermedad renal crónica de...... causas e implementar las medidas preventivas. Objetivo El primer objetivo es responder a la pregunta ¿Se está constituyendo la insuficiencia renal crónica de causas no tradicionales, en un problema de salud pública y ocupacional en Panamá? – el segundo, es describir la comorbilidad de los pacientes con......, como ocupacional. Palabras clave Enfermedad renal crónica, agricultura, comorbilidad, medicina ocupacional....

  3. PREVALENCIA DEL DOLOR LUMBAR DURANTE LA INFANCIAY LA ADOLESCENCIA. UNA REVISIÓN SISTEMÁTICA

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    Inmaculada Calvo-Muñoz

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamentos: El dolor lumbar en niños y adolescentes es un problema de salud frecuente y su presencia aumenta el riesgo de sufrir dolor lumbar en la edad adulta. El objetivo de este estudio fue describir la prevalencia del dolor lumbar en niños y adolescentes y evaluar la calidad metodológica de los estudios. Metodos: Se efectuó una revisión sistemática de estudios epidemiológicos observacionales. Se realizaron búsquedas en las bases ISI Web of Knowledge, Medline, PEDro, IME, LILACS y CINAHL, rastreo manual y consulta con expertos. La selección de los estudios incluyó resultados con tasas de prevalencia de la muestra. Debían estar publicados o realizados entre los años 1980 y 2011, que el tamaño de la muestra fuera al menos de 50 sujetos, con 18 años de edad o menos, de ambos sexos y de cualquier etnia. Las variables moderadoras de los estudios fueron codificadas por dos de los autores. Se realizaron análisis descriptivos de distribución de frecuencias, porcentajes, recuento de casos y cálculos de medianas para las tasas de prevalencia. Resultados: Se incluyeron 59 artículos. La edad media de los sujetos estudiados fue de 13,56 años, y el 51,15% eran varones. Las medianas de las prevalencias de lumbalgia puntual, de período y de vida fueron respectivamente de 13,60%, 24,75% y 38,50% . Conclusiones: La prevalencia de la lumbalgia aumenta con la edad. El sexo influye en las tasas de prevalencia. La falta de definición y delimitación del dolor lumbar y de especificaciones como frecuencia, duración, e intensidad del dolor, son las deficiencias metodológicas más comunmente encontradas.

  4. Obesidad abdominal y ausentismo por causa médica en una empresa de la industria metalmecánica en Cali, Colombia

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    Ricardo A Agredo Zúñiga

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de examinar la frecuencia de obesidad abdominal y el ausentismo laboral por causa médica, se realizó un estudio transversal en 185 varones pertenecientes a una industria metalmecánica. En ellos, además de datos sociodemográficos, se recogió datos antropométricos y se midió la circunferencia de cintura (CC en centímetros como indicador de obesidad abdominal. Se encontró, además de una alta frecuencia de obesidad abdominal (28,7%, que los trabajadores con obesidad abdominal presentaron mayor frecuencia, mayor tiempo y mayores costos por las incapacidades médicas. Se concluye que la obesidad abdominal en esta muestra fue altamente frecuente; no obstante, al tratarse de un riesgo reversible, las empresas podrían beneficiarse, en términos de ausentismo laboral, de programas preventivo promocionales destinados a controlar este problema.

  5. Doctrina. La embriaguez y la toxicomanía como causas de despido disciplinario

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    Luis Enrique Nores Torres

    2004-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se aborda la embriaguez y la toxicomanía como causas de despi¬do improcedente en el Estatuto de los Trabajadores. A tal efecto se analizan las conduc¬tas básicas que dan pie a tal despido, los requisitos necesarios para que se produzca y la prueba de su incumplimiento. También se realiza una referencia a dichas causas de despido en los Convenios Colectivos.

  6. Las grandes causas de muerte en la América precolombina. Una perspectiva hemisférica

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    Suzanne Austin Alchon

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available En los últimos 20 años, diversos especialistas han puesto en duda la imagen idílica que sobre América transmitieron los cronistas nativos respecto a que en este continente no se conocían enfermedades graves ni epidemias. Mediante los avances en paleopalotogía y paleodemografía se ha demostrado que antes del contacto con los europeos, en la América precolombina ocurrían con frecuencia epidemias, hambrunas y guerras, lo que disminuía las espectativas de vida y aumentaba la tasa de mortalidad. En este ensayo se examina la literatura reciente sobre la enfermedad y la salud en el continente, para saber cuáles eran las mayores causas de muerte en varias regiones del hemisferio en la época prehispánica, con lo que se intenta ofrecer una interpretación más exacta de los patrones de salud y mortalidad en el Nuevo Mundo, antes de 1492.

  7. Fuerza lumbar en jugadores de hockey hierba

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    Til Pérez, Lluís; Barceló Peiró, Oriol; Pomés Díes, Teresa; Martínez Navas, Roberto; Galilea Ballarini, Pedro; Bellver Vives, Montserrat

    2007-01-01

    Introducción: El dolor lumbar tiene una alta prevalencia entre los deportistas, se ha relacionado con déficits en la fuerza extensora lumbar, y el hecho de padecerlo representa un obstáculo importante para la práctica de deportes de alta intensidad. Método: Se ha medido la fuerza lumbar en 2 grupos de practicantes de hockey hierba mediante máquina MedX® y un test de resistencia isométrico lumbar. Resultados: Entre ambos grupos los resultados han sido muy homogéneos....

  8. Secuestro pulmonar una infrecuente causa de hipertension pulmonar persistente en el recién nacido reporte de un caso

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    Lupo Méndez

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    Full Text Available La hipertensión pulmonar persistente del recién nacido ( HPPRN es una entidad frecuente en las unidades de cuidados intensivos neonatales ( UCIN , sin embargo, algunas de sus causas pasan desapercibidas, debido a su baja frecuencia y poca asociación con esta patología. A propósito de un caso en nuestra UCIN , en un neonato a término que presentó HPPRN secundario a una malformación pulmonar, raramente asociada con esta patología en este grupo etareo, ya que se encontró mayor disposición a factores propios del nacimiento, y noxas maternas. El paciente presentó dificultad respiratoria horas después de su nacimiento, con evolución y persistencia de su sintomatología, por lo que se necesitó de diversos medios diagnósticos para establecer su etiología. Es importante destacar que el primer ecocardiograma doppler no mostró ninguna alteración anatómica o funcional, reportado normal; con posterior empeoramiento clínico del neonato, por lo que se ordenó un control ecocardiografico, y se evidenció una presión pulmonar estimada de 71 mmHg; se continuó el estudio etiológico con imágenes complemen - tarias, en esta caso una tomografía de tórax contrastada, y finalmente fue corroborado con un cateterismo cardiaco, lo cual permitió a su vez, manejo terapéutico y corrección de anomalía estructural de vasos pulmonares.

  9. Cisto intraespinal em comunicação com o disco intervertebral na coluna lombar: relato de um caso e revisão da literatura Quiste intraespinhal en comunicación con el disco intervertebral em la columna lumbar: reporte de caso y revisión de la literatura Intraspinal cyst communicating with the intervertebral disk in the lumbar spine: case report and literature review

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    Mauricio Marteleto Filho

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available A hérnia discal lombar é causa importante bem como a mais freqüente de lombalgia e ciática. Muitos dos casos podem prontamente ser diagnosticados através do simples exame semiológico. A ressonância nuclear magnética (RNM estabelece um diagnóstico definitivo mesmo em bases ambulatoriais. Diversos tipos de cistos intraespinais com diferentes patogenias foram descritos no passado como cistos perineurais, cistos sinoviais, cistos aracnóides e cistos ganglionares, que são doenças difíceis de diferenciar da hérnia de disco lombar. Os autores observaram recentemente um caso de cisto intraespinal comunicante com o disco intervertebral correspondente, apresentando sinais e sintomas e mesmo alguns achados radiológicos indistinguíveis daqueles da herniação discal lombar. O diagnóstico foi estabelecido pela RNM e confirmado no momento da cirurgia. Este artigo descreve as características dessa entidade clínica, incluindo quadro clínico, aparência radiográfica e achados histológicos, a fim de discutir possíveis patogenias e tratamento.Una hernia de disco lumbar es una causa importante, así como la más frecuente causa del dolor lumbar y ciática. Muchos casos pueden ser fácilmente diagnosticados por el examen semiológico simple. La resonancia magnética (RM proporciona un diagnóstico definitivo, incluso en atención ambulatoria. Varios tipos de quistes intraespinales con diferentes patogénesis se han descrito en el pasado como quistes perineurales, quistes sinoviales, los quistes aracnoideos y quistes ganglionares, enfermedades que son difíciles de diferenciar de la hernia de disco lumbar. Los autores observaron recientemente un caso de quiste intraespinal, que en comunicación con el disco intervertebral correspondiente, presentando signos y síntomas e incluso algunos hallazgos radiológicos que no se distinguen de los de la hernia discal lumbar. El diagnóstico fue determinado por RM y confirmado en la cirugía. En este art

  10. Cambios en la lordosis lumbar luego de una artrodesis vertebral posterior de la columna torácica y su relación con la incidencia pelviana. [Changes in lumbar lordosis after further spinal fusion of thoracic spine and its relationship to pelvic incidence].

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    Miguel Puigdevall

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar las variables del plano sagital en pacientes con escoliosis idiopática del adolescente que fueron operados mediante una artrodesis vertebral posterior instrumentada con tornillos pediculares y establecer la existencia de relaciones entre las mismas. Material y Método: Fueron evaluados retrospectivamente 20 pacientes. Se compararon entre el espinograma preoperatorio, postoperatorio inmediato y el realizado a los 2 años de la cirugía, los cambios ocurridos en la lordosis cervical, la cifosis torácica, la lordosis lumbar, la incidencia pélvica, el balance sagital global y la cifosis de la unión proximal. Además, los cambios postoperatorios ocurridos en la lordosis lumbar fueron correlacionados con  los cambios postoperatorios ocurridos en la cifosis torácica y en la incidencia pélvica. Resultados: Se observó una disminución significativa en la cifosis torácica (de 24,2° a 14,8° (p<0,0001 y en la lordosis lumbar (de -60,3° a -39,8° (p<0,00001 en el espinograma postoperatorio inmediato. Ambos parámetros mostraron un aumento en el espinograma realizado a los 2 años postoperatorios (de 14,8° a 18,7° la cifosis torácica (p=0,021 y de -39,8° a -52,4° la lordosis lumbar (p=0,0036. También se encontró un aumento significativo entre el preoperatorio y el postoperatorio a 2 años en la cifosis de la unión proximal (de 5,1° a 12,4° (p<0,0001 y en la lordosis cervical (de -4,2° a -14,8° (p=0,025. La única correlación postoperatoria significativa encontrado fue entre la lordosis lumbar y la incidencia pélvica (r=0,61 en el espinograma realizado a los 2 años de la cirugía. Conclusión: La AVP instrumentada con tornillos pediculares en pacientes con curvas Lenke 1 provoca una reducción postoperatoria de la cifosis torácica y de la lordosis lumbar, y un aumento postoperatorio de la lordosis cervical y de la cifosis de la unión proximal. En las radiografías realizadas a los 2

  11. Causas de reintervenciones quirúrgicas por complicación postoperatoria en pacientes de una unidad de cuidados intensivos quirúrgicos sometidos a cirugía abdominal.

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    Andrea Mendiola

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Describir las causas de las reintervenciones luego de una cirugía abdominal en pacientes de una unidad de cuidados intensivos quirúrgicos de un hospital general. Material y métodos: Estudio prospectivo, tipo reporte de casos. Se incluyeron a los pacientes postoperados de cirugía abdominal, hospitalizados en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Quirúrgicos del Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia y quienes requirieron de reintervención quirúrgica entre febrero de 2009 y enero de 2010 por una complicación postoperatoria. Resultados: El hallazgo más frecuente fue la perforación en 31,6%, seguido de absceso abdominal 21,1% y dehiscencias 21,1%. Conclusiones: Las perforaciones fueron los hallazgos más frecuentes, siendo su frecuencia mayor a lo reportado en la literatura. La incidencia de reintervención fue de 15%.

  12. LA EVO-DEVO COMO CIENCIA HISTÓRICA DE CAUSAS REMOTAS

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    Gustavo Caponi

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT EVO-DEVO AS HISTORICAL SCIENCE OF ULTIMATES CAUSES Having as starting point that a proximal cause is one which effects can be registered in the states of an individual organism, in this work I will argue that what defines an ultimate cause is the fact that its effects can be registered in the evolution of lineages, and not simply in population states. This, on the other hand, not only will allow us to clarify how the developmental constraints can be understood as causes of the evolutionary phenomena; but also it will allow us to point the eminently historical character of Developmental Evolutionary Biology that Wallace Arthur lessened in Biased Embryos and Evolution. Thus, and following this latter reasoning, I will also try to show that, although the action of developmental constraints could happen beyond the limits of a population or a particular species, that does not imply that we are before a comeback of typological thought in Evolutionary Biology. Key Words: Evolutionary Developmental Biology; Typological Thought; Ultimate Causes.   RESUMEN Partiendo de la premisa de que una causa próxima es aquella cuyos efectos pueden ser registrados en los estados de un organismo individual, en este trabajo sostendré que lo que define a una causa remota es el hecho de que sus efectos puedan ser registrados en la evolución de linajes, y no simplemente en estados poblacionales. Esto, por otra parte, no sólo nos permitirá entender en qué sentido los constreñimientos ontogenéticos deben ser comprendidos como causas remotas de los fenómenos evolutivos; sino que además nos permitirá poner en evidencia el carácter eminentemente histórico de la Biología Evolucionaria del Desarrollo que Wallace Arthur menoscabó en Biased Embryos and Evolution.  Así, y siguiendo esta última línea de razonamiento, también intentaré mostrar que, aunque la acción de dichos constreñimientos ontogenéticos pueda verificarse más allá de los l

  13. Termocoagulación facetaria lumbar: Experiencia en 252 pacientes Thermocoagulation of lumbar facet joints: Experience in 252 patients

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    J. E. Martínez-Suárez; L. Camblor; S. Salva; W. A. de Jongh

    2005-01-01

    Se presentan 252 pacientes con el diagnóstico de dolor lumbar facetario a los que se le realizó la técnica quirúrgica de termocoagulación percutánea de la faceta articular. Nuestro propósito principal fue aliviar el dolor en estos pacientes, evaluamos la eficacia de la técnica con un 74,7% de resultados quirúrgicos satisfactorios, así como la descripción de diferentes aspectos como: edad, sexo, causas y la topografía segmentaria del dolor.Two hundred fifty two patients with diagnosis of lumba...

  14. DISPLASIAS CORTICALES COMO CAUSA DE EPILEPSIA Y SUS REPRESENTACIONES EN LAS IMÁGENES

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    Gálvez M, Marcelo; Rojas C, Gonzalo; Cordovez M, Jorge; Ladrón de Guevara, David; Campos P, Manuel; López S, Isabel

    2009-01-01

    La epilepsia es una alteración neurológica crónica caracterizada por crisis convulsivas recurrentes y espontáneas, que clínicamente se clasifican como generalizadas o parciales, dentro de las cuales aproximadamente el 30% de los pacientes con epilepsia parcial son refractarios al tratamiento médico. Dentro del grupo refractario debemos descartar la presencia de una displasia cortical como causa subyacente de las crisis. Las displasias corticales son un tipo de malformaciones del desarrollo co...

  15. Análisis de la Morfología del Raquis Torácico y Lumbar en Mujeres Trabajadoras de una Cooperativa Hortofrutícola

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    Muyor, José María; López-Miñarro, Pedro A; Casimiro, Antonio J; Nievas, Antonio J; Parrón, Tesifón

    2012-01-01

    El objetivo del presente estudio fue analizar la disposición angular del raquis torácico y lumbar en bipedestación y sedentación relajada en mujeres trabajadoras de una empresa hortofrutícola. Un total de 50 mujeres (media de edad: 43,62±8,43 años) fueron evaluadas mediante un Spinal Mouse en bipedestación y en sedentación relajada. Los valores angulares medios para el raquis torácico y lumbar fueron de 32,74±8,76 y -21,66±19,12 en bipedestación y de 36,32±10,55 y -1,08±18,14, en sedentación....

  16. Ensayo clínico aleatorizado de electroanalgesia en el dolor lumbar

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    Maya Martin, Julián

    2011-01-01

    OBJETIVOS: Establecer y validar un procedimiento de electroterapia con corrientes interferenciales (CIF) en sujetos con dolor lumbar. Así como evaluar la disminución del dolor lumbar y el grado de discapacidad con la aplicación de una CIF. ... 0cm 0pt" c

  17. Manejo del síndrome doloroso lumbar Management of lumbar syndrome

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    Rafael Rivas Hernández

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó una revisión bibliográfica del síndrome doloroso lumbar y se seleccionaron los artículos relacionados con este síndrome publicados desde 1991 hasta 2009. Se hizo hincapié en la búsqueda de guías para el manejo del dolor lumbar en la práctica clínica, y sus criterios fueron revisados por el equipo de especialistas en Ortopedia y Traumatología del Servicio de columna vertebral del Hospital Ortopédico Docente "Fructuoso Rodríguez" y adaptados a las condiciones del Sistema Nacional de Salud cubano.A bibliographic review on painful syndrome was made selecting the articles published from 1991 to 2009 related to this syndrome. Authors emphasize in the search of guides for management of lumbar pain in the clinical practice, whose criteria were analyzed by the team Orthopedics and Traumatology team of the spinal column service from the "Fructuoso Rodríguez" Hospital and adjusted to conditions of the Cuban Health System.

  18. ¿De quién es la culpa? Un estudio exploratorio de las causas de la espera en los servicios Una mirada innovadora al problema persistente de la espera en el marketing de servicios

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    Maria del Mar Pàmies

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    Full Text Available El propósito de este estudio es ofrecer una mirada innovadora al problema persistente de la espera, examinando las percepciones de los consumidores, con el fin de identificar cuáles pueden ser sus causas. La espera es un fenómeno común asociado a la provisión de bienes y servicios, que tiene unas consecuencias negativas tanto para las empresas como para los consumidores. De manera general, se ha pensado que las empresas son las culpables de la espera. Para ello, se utiliza una metodología cualitativa y los datos se han recogido a través de 19 entrevistas en profundidad y 7 diarios personales. Los resultados del estudio han demostrado que las empresas no son las únicas culpables de la espera, sino que en muchas ocasiones son los propios consumidores sus causantes, porque, por ejemplo, no están preparados para recibir el servicio o llegan todos al mismo momento. Además, se ha encontrado que cuando la espera es culpa de la empresa, esta puede deberse, por una parte, a una mala gestión (porque hay una falta de personal o porque la reducción del tiempo de espera no es la prioridad para la organización o, por otra, a los trabajadores de la empresa (porque, por ejemplo, no están bien preparados o no están por el trabajo. Estos resultados tienen una serie de implicaciones prácticas para las empresas, ya que implican una complicación más en la gestión de la espera. Las empresas no solo tienen que esforzarse para gestionar y reducir la espera, sino que también tienen que preocuparse para que esta no se deba a causas que escapan de su control, como comportamientos o actitudes de sus trabajadores o de sus clientes.

  19. Conocimiento compartido sobre las causas de la presión arterial alta, en tres grupos de diferente edad de Guadalajara, Jalisco, México

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    Javier E. García de Alba García

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se caracteriza la estructura semántica y la representación gráfica multidimensional sobre las causas de la hipertensión arterial, en una muestra de 36 personas, obreros residentes de la Colonia Fábrica de Atemajac en Guadalajara, México. Los resultados evidencian un modelo semántico compartido, dividido en dos subconjuntos de causas: las emociones con algunas variaciones de acuerdo al grupo de edad. Elementos que pueden incorporarse para otorgar una atención culturalmente adecuada.

  20. ¿Fue una meningitis tuberculosa terminal la causa de muerte de Simón Bolívar?

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    Fernando Guzmán Mora

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Simón Bolívar. Mucho se ha especulado sobre la causa de su uerte. Algunos han llegado al extremo de acusar a sus propios médicos de haber administrads medicamentos equivocados para los conocimientos de aquel entonces. Otros han mencionado la malaria como la enfermedad que causó su deceso. Las opiniones no son iguales y encuentran particular divergencia tres teorías sobre la causa última de su muerte: El paludismo, el absceso hepático amebiano y la tuberculosis.

  1. Prevalencia y causas de ceguera en Perú: encuesta nacional

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    Betty Campos

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estimar la prevalencia de ceguera y deficiencia visual en adultos de Perú y precisar sus causas, evaluar la cobertura y la calidad de los servicios de cirugía de catarata y determinar las barreras que impiden acceder a esos servicios. MÉTODOS: Estudio poblacional transversal con muestreo aleatorio por conglomerado en dos pasos de personas de 50 años o más, representativo de todo el país, mediante la metodología estándar de la Evaluación Rápida de Ceguera Evitable. Se midió la agudeza visual y se examinó el cristalino y el polo posterior por oftalmoscopía directa. Se calculó la cobertura de cirugía de catarata y se evaluó su calidad, además de las causas de tener una agudeza visual < 20/60 y las barreras para acceder a ese tratamiento. RESULTADOS:Se examinaron 4 849 personas. La prevalencia de ceguera fue 2,0% (intervalo de confianza de 95%: 1,5-2,5%. La catarata fue la causa principal de ceguera (58,0%, seguida por el glaucoma (13,7% y la degeneración macular relacionada con la edad (11,5%. Los errores de refracción no corregidos fueron la principal causa de deficiencia visual moderada (67,2%. La cobertura de cirugía de catarata fue de 66,9%, y 60,5% de los ojos operados de catarata logró una AV ≥ 20/60 con la corrección disponible. Las principales barreras para someterse a la cirugía de catarata fueron el alto costo (25,9% y no saber que el tratamiento es posible (23,8%. CONCLUSIONES: La prevalencia de ceguera y deficiencia visual en Perú es similar a la de otros países latinoamericanos. La baja cobertura de cirugía de catarata y el envejecimiento poblacional indican que para aumentar el acceso a estos servicios se debe mejorar la educación de la población en salud ocular y la capacidad resolutiva de los servicios oftalmológicos y de cirugía de catarata, y reducir su costo.

  2. Causas de las crisis: especulación financiera, burbujas, machismo y otras explicaciones económicas de nuestras penurias

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    Tapia Granados, Jose A

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    Se comentan las ideas de los economistas poskeynesianos y neokeynesianos sobre las causas de la crisis actual, en general vista como una crisis financiera provocada por una deficiente regulación de los mercados financieros, aunque algunos poskeynesianos la consideran una crisis provocada por el estallido de una burbuja inmobiliaria e incluso hay quienes consideran que algunos desencadenantes de la crisis tienen que ver con el machismo de los líderes económicos. Se presentan luego algunas idea...

  3. Hernia discal lumbar: Tratamiento conservador

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    López-Sastre Núñez, Antonio; Candau Pérez, Ernesto

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    Existe una gran demanda de patología lumbar crónica y aguda que debe de tratarse conjuntamente entre el especialista en Rehabilitación y el Cirujano de columna vertebral. En este trabajo se detallan las posibilidades del tratamiento conservador antes de optar por la cirugía. Se realiza una revisión bibliográfica de los resultados conservadores del tratamiento de la lumbociática de origen discal comparando aquellos estudios publicados con validez estadística. Se detallan las modernas pautas de...

  4. Thermocoagulation of lumbar facet joints: Experience in 252 patients

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    Martínez-Suárez, J. E.; Camblor, L.; Salva, S.; Jongh, W. A. de

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    Se presentan 252 pacientes con el diagnóstico de dolor lumbar facetario a los que se le realizó la técnica quirúrgica de termocoagulación percutánea de la faceta articular. Nuestro propósito principal fue aliviar el dolor en estos pacientes, evaluamos la eficacia de la técnica con un 74,7% de resultados quirúrgicos satisfactorios, así como la descripción de diferentes aspectos como: edad, sexo, causas y la topografía segmentaria del dolor. Two hundred fifty two patients with diagnosis of l...

  5. Posterior epidural migration of sequestered lumbar disc fragment causing cauda equina syndrome Migración epidural posterior de fragmento de disco lumbar secuestrado que causa síndrome de cauda equina Migração epidural posterior de fragmento de disco lombar sequestrado que causa síndrome da cauda equina

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    Abolfazl Rahimizadeh

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Posterior epidural migration (PEM of a sequestered free lumbar disc fragment is rare. The rarity is due to presence of several anatomical restraints which restrict a free fragment to move to the posterior compartment. This unusual presentation of disc herniation appeared in the literature either as a single case report or in small series from two to six cases. Herein two new demonstrative cases will be presented with a brief review of the literature.La migración epidural (PEM posterior Epidural Migration de fragmento de disco lumbar libre secuestrado es rara. La rareza se debe a la existencia de varias restricciones anatómicas impidiendo que el fragmento libre se mueva hacia el compartimento posterior. Esa presentación no común de hernia de disco apareció en la literatura como un relato de caso único o en pequeñas series de dos a seis casos. En este artículo, se presentan dos casos nuevos demostrativos, conjuntamente con una revisión breve de la literatura.A migração epidural posterior (PEM posterior epidural migration de fragmento de disco lombar livre sequestrado é rara. A raridade deve-se à presença de várias restrições anatômicas que impedem que o fragmento livre se mova para o compartimento posterior. Essa apresentação incomum de hérnia de disco apareceu na literatura como relato de caso único ou em pequenas séries de dois a seis casos. Neste artigo, são apresentados dois novos casos demonstrativos, com uma breve revisão da literatura.

  6. Causas psicosociales de la deserción universitaria”

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    Lizeth Reyes Ruiz; Eglys Castañeda Carranza; Dayana Pabón Castro

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    Este artículo presenta las causas psicosociales de la deserción estudiantil del programa de Psicología de una Universidad de Barranquilla entre el 2009 y 2011. De un total de 65 personas, la muestra fue de 16 personas que cumplían con los criterios de selección. Se revisó la información existente en la Institución acerca de las pruebas MMPI y RAVEN, las pruebas saber 11, aspectos financieros, familiares y académicos. Los resultados muestran la correlación existente entre estas variables y la ...

  7. Atresia biliar: una enfermedad grave

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    Ramonet, Margarita; Ciocca, Mirta; Alvarez, Fernando

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    La atresia biliar es una grave enfermedad que se manifiesta en los recién nacidos, y se desconoce su causa. La inflamación y destrucciónprogresiva de los conductos biliares conducen a la aparición de ictericia, coluria y acolia entre la segunda y sexta semana de vida. Como existen múltiples causas de colestasis neonatal en esta etapa de la vida, es necesario realizar un diagnóstico y derivación precoz para ofrecer un tratamiento quirúrgico, con el fin de restablecer el flujo biliar. Alrededor...

  8. El deporte como causa de estrés oxidativo y hemólisis

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    Javier F. Bonilla; Raúl Nárvaez; Lilian Chuaire

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    Desde hace más de tres décadas se estableció que el ejercicio puede producir la anemia, una de las causas en la deficiencia de oxigenación a los tejidos. Sin embargo, esta relación preliminar realmente corresponde a un evento donde el plasma se diluye, razón por la cual no es una verdadera anemia, por lo que se acuñó el término “pseudoanemia del deportista”. La nueva información relaciona el ejercicio, de moderado a exhaustivo, con la pérdida de sangre a través de los sistemas gastrointestina...

  9. La infancia: una misión, un reto

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    María Julia Rodríguez Fernández

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available La causa por la infancia ha supuesto, tras la Segunda Guerra Mundial, una serie de empeños desde la comunidad internacional no siempre suficientes y ahora más que nunca necesarios. Esta causa cristaliza en 1946 con la creación del Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia -UNICEF- que se convierte en el promotor de iniciativas en pro de los niños, que con el discurrir de los años se han ido adaptando y transformando en metas concretas a alcanzar y para lo cual ha utilizado todos los cauces a su alcance: la cooperación internacional, los tratados internacionales como marco jurídico, la implicación de los estados o la creación de alianzas multilaterales. La causa por el bienestar de la infancia es un reto para cada ser humano. Situar a la infancia en el centro de las perspectivas de futuro es una tarea universal. Tras la protección de la infancia, su desarrollo integral o su plena participación social está la base para la consecución de un mundo donde justicia, paz y libertad no sean sólo una realidad para unos pocos. 

  10. Mercadeando causas ambientales

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    Diana Forero

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    En el presente escrito se presentan varias alternativas para el desarrollo del mercadeo de causas ambientales a través de entidades sin ánimo de lucro. En la primera parte se exploran los modelos de mercadeo que se han empelado con mayor regula-ridad: la filantropía estratégica, el mercadeo social y el mercadeo de causas. Se muestran las actividades más comunes en cada tipo de mercadeo y algunos puntos clave para desarrollarlo. En la segunda parte se presentan las barreras para la gestión del ...

  11. Análisis de las causas y consecuencias de los accidentes laborales ocurridos en dos proyectos de construcción

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    A. González

    Full Text Available Las labores que se realizan en los proyectos de construcción son consideradas de alto riesgo al facilitar la ocurrencia de accidentes laborales que afectan la integridad física, mental y social de los colaboradores como la productividad de las empresas. Por tal motivo, el propósito de este artículo es analizar las causas y consecuencias de los accidentes laborales ocurridos durante el segundo semestre del año 2012 en dos proyectos de construcción de Neiva, Colombia. El alcance fue de tipo documental considerando como fuente de información los soportes de los accidentes laborales reportados ante la Administradora de Riesgo Laborales (ARL; para determinar las causas que dieron origen a dichos accidentes se utilizó el modelo de Frank E. Bird. Se analizaron 117 accidentes en los que se identificaron 195 faltas de control, 136 factores personales, 112 factores del trabajo, 151 actos inseguros y 54 condiciones inseguras; lo anterior teniendo en cuenta que en algunos accidentes se presentaron más de una causa. De esta manera se concluye que el mayor porcentaje de accidentes de trabajo, ha sido generado por faltas de control seguidos por actos inseguros. Por tal motivo se recomienda la realización de programas de gestión de riesgos prioritarios, basados en una adecuada identificación de peligros, que permitan mitigar y controlar los riesgos, desarrollando a la vez en los trabajadores una cultura de autocuidado

  12. Causas psicosociales de la deserción universitaria”

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    Lizeth Reyes Ruiz

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta las causas psicosociales de la deserción estudiantil del programa de Psicología de una Universidad de Barranquilla entre el 2009 y 2011. De un total de 65 personas, la muestra fue de 16 personas que cumplían con los criterios de selección. Se revisó la información existente en la Institución acerca de las pruebas MMPI y RAVEN, las pruebas saber 11, aspectos financieros, familiares y académicos. Los resultados muestran la correlación existente entre estas variables y la deserción universitaria.

  13. SOBRE LAS CAUSAS DEL SUBDESARROLLO DEL SUR DE ESPAÑA: EL PAPEL DE LA AGRICULTURA

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    Víctor O. Martín Martín

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    Full Text Available En España, la Reforma Agraria Liberal decimonónica debió haber supuesto la transición hacia un capitalismo agrario en el campo. Sin embargo lo que se generó fue un capitalismo atrasado, basado en el sistema de pago en trabajo o semifeudal. El objetivo de este artículo es aportar unas primeras conclusiones que muestren que una de las causas del subdesarrollo o atraso actual del Sur de España (Andalucía y Extremadura debe ser buscada en la inconclusa culminación del capitalismo agrario en estas regiones.

  14. Posibles causas de aneurisma y pseudoaneurisma de la fístula arteriovenosa en pacientes con insuficiencia renal

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    Franco Pérez, Neobalis; Valdés Pérez, Calixto; Savigne Gutiérrez, William Orlando; Reynaldo Concepción, Daniel

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    El acceso vascular ideal debe proporcionar un flujo adecuado a las necesidades de la diálisis, debe ser de larga duración y tener una baja tasa de complicaciones. La realización de una fístula autóloga se considera de primera elección como acceso vascular para la hemodiálisis. Si bien se conocen las causas de los aneurismas y pseudoaneurismas de las fistulas, estos son muy pocos frecuentes y por ello es importante conocer que aparecen. Mostramos varios casos de aneurismas y pseudoaneurismas d...

  15. Causas e impactos de la deportación de migrantes centroamericanos de Estados Unidos a México

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    Izcara Palacios, Simón Pedro; Andrade Rubio, Karla Lorena

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    Durante la última década el número de migrantes expulsados con una orden de deportación de Estados Unidos a México casi se ha duplicado. No todos los migrantes deportados a México tienen nacionalidad mexicana, algunos son ciudadanos de países centroamericanos. Este artículo, fundamentado en una metodología cualitativa que incluye entrevistas en profundidad a 75 migrantes centroamericanos que fueron deportados de los Estados Unidos, analiza las causas y el efecto de la deportación de inmigrant...

  16. Cajas intersomáticas lumbares: ¿medios de fusión o sólo espaciadores? [Lumbar interbody cages: Fusing means or only spacers?

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    Diego Nicolas Flores Kanter

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción La fusión quirúrgica de la columna lumbar es un método muy utilizado para el tratamiento de la inestabilidad segmentaria lumbar dolorosa. En la actualidad, las dos técnicas de fusión instrumentada más utilizadas son la fusión posterolateral con tornillos pediculares y la fusión circunferencial mediante asociación de caja intersomática. Si bien hay evidencia de que la asociación de dispositivos intersomáticos aumenta la tasa de fusión, la mayoría de los estudios no discriminan si esta se produce solo de forma posterolateral o si se asocia una fusión anterior. El objetivo de este trabajo es determinar si existe fusión ósea real a nivel de las cajas intersomáticas o si estas actúan solo como espaciadores. Material y métodos Se analizaron 28 pacientes con patología de la columna lumbar sometidos a artrodesis lumbar circunferencial en un solo nivel entre mayo de 2007 y enero de 2012, mediante tomografía computarizada posquirúrgica para valorar la presencia o no de artrodesis anterior. Se efectuó un estudio de valor terapéutico, descriptivo, de observación (nivel de evidencia IV; mediante evaluación estadística se realizó un análisis de frecuencias para describir la proporción de casos con fusión anterior. Resultados Se detectó una tasa de fusión del 92,86% y falta de fusión radiológica anterior en el 7,14% de los pacientes. Conclusiones Hay una alta tasa de fusión anterior a nivel de las cajas intersomáticas; de este modo, se demuestra que dichos dispositivos actúan como medios de fusión y no solo como espaciadores.

  17. Fibroelastoma valvular aórtico como causa de accidente cerebrovascular embólico: Reporte de un caso

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    BAHAMONDES S,JUAN CARLOS; MERIÑO S,GUSTAVO; SALMAN A,JUAN; SILVA V,ABELARDO; MORA M,JAVIER

    2008-01-01

    Los tumores cardíacos son una causa rara de accidente cerebrovascular embólico. Comunicamos el caso de una paciente de 65 años quien debuta su historia con un accidente cerebrovascular. El estudio de fuente embólica con ecocardiografía transesofágica demostró un fibroelastoma de la válvula aórtica en el borde libre del velo no coronariano. El tumor fue extraído mediante circulación extracorpórea. El estudio anatomopatológico confirmó el diagnóstico y la paciente se encuentra en capacidad func...

  18. Violencia intrafamiliar como causa de trastorno depresivo en mujeres que acuden al Centro de Apoyo Integral las tres Manuelas y al Hospital Cantonal de Sangolquí durante el año 2011

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    Moreno Ronquillo, Tania Paulina

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    El Trastorno Depresivo ocupa el primer lugar dentro de las causas de discapacidad en el mundo. La Violencia Intrafamiliar es un grave problema de Salud Pública, pudiendo ser una causa importante de depresión. Objetivo. Determinar si la Violencia Intrafamiliar es causa del desarrollo de Trastorno Depresivo en mujeres que acuden al Centro de Equidad y Justicia “Las Tres Manuelas”. Diseño: Observacional, Epidemiológico Analítico Longitudinal de casos y controles. Lugar y sujetos. El presente est...

  19. Disfunción cognitiva en la hidrocefalia crónica del adulto. Aportaciones de la neuropsicología en la toma de decisiones clínicas

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    Solana Díaz, Elizabeth

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    Descripció del recurs: el 01 setembre 2012 La hidrocefalia crónica del adulto idiopática (HCAi) consiste en un síndrome clínico en que los pacientes muestran una alteración de la marcha, incontinencia de esfínteres y un deterioro cognitivo acompañado de una dilatación ventricular objetivable en pruebas de neuroimagen. En estos pacientes, la presión intracraneal (PIC) presenta valores normales cuando se valora a través de una punción lumbar (PL). La HCAi constituye hasta el 10% de las causa...

  20. Relación entre el dolor lumbar y los movimientos realizados en postura sedente prolongada. Revisión de la literatura

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    Fernanda Maradei García

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available La evidencia científica muestra que existe asociación entre dolor lumbar y postura sedente prolongada y que una de las poblaciones más propensa a esta enfermedad es la de conductores, con una alta prevalencia. De igual manera, los movimientos posturales en la silla son la respuesta natural del cuerpo debida a la incomodidad percibida por el dolor lumbar, pero esta difiere en función de la historia previa. Con base en esto se realizó una revisión de los estudios relacionados con el dolor lumbar y el movimiento en postura sedente prolongada, incluyendo la población de conductores, con el fin de comprender esta relación. Se recuperaron 6226 artículos, de los cuales 16 fueron publicados entre 1970 y 2010; estos proporcionaron la información necesaria para contestar la pregunta de revisión. Se pudo constatar que ninguno de los estudios fueron realizados en actividades de conducir y la mayoría involucró sujetos voluntarios sin considerar si la población era trabajadora. El movimiento con dolor lumbar en postura sedente prolongada solo se pudo explicar desde el rango de movimiento lumbar, debido a que solo se encontró un artículo con estas características. También se encontró que los sintomáticos se mueven más, pero que el dolor lumbar no disminuye en función del tiempo, es decir que conocemos muy poco acerca de la paradoja movimiento y dolor en postura sedente prolongada.

  1. Validación de un cuestionario para evaluar causas administrativas de la baja notificación de reacciones adversas a los medicamentos

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    Lisset Ortiz Zamora

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Objetivo Diseñar y validar una encuesta para conocer las causas de tipo administrativo que pueden influir en la baja notificación de reacciones adversas a medicamentos (RAM. Métodos El cuestionario se diseñó a partir de una revisión bibliográfica y una tormenta de ideas. Las variables que se consideraron que pueden influir en la notificación fueron la carga de trabajo de los profesionales y su percepción del control de la actividad de farmacovigilancia. Para su validación, se encuestó a 60 profesionales de una muestra de conveniencia. La confiabilidad se calculó con la alfa de Cronbach y el coeficiente de Kuder Richardson. La validez de contenido se cuantificó con el coeficiente de Kendall y la de criterio, mediante la concordancia con el criterio establecido. Resultados El cuestionario tipo encuesta quedó constituido por 15 preguntas y estructurado en dos partes, información general y causas administrativas de la baja notificación de RAM. La alfa de Cronbach fue 0,87, el coeficiente de Kuder Richardson, 0,9033, y la validez total, 1,51, resultante de 70% de concordancia y un coeficiente de correlación por rangos de 0,81. Conclusiones La confiabilidad de la encuesta validada fue aceptable-elevada y su validez, aceptable.

  2. Violência e mortes por causas externas

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    Graciete Oliveira Vieira

    2003-02-01

    Full Text Available Através de um estudo ecológico caracterizou-se a violência e as mortes por causas externas em Salvador e Bahia utilizando-se dados da Fundação Nacional de Saúde-Ministério da Saúde, dos registros de mortalidade e das estimativas populacionais do IBGE. O risco de morrer por homicídio no Brasil é 3 vezes o do Estados Unidos, chegando a ser 40 vezes superior ao do Japão. Homicídio foi a primeira causa de anos potenciais de vidas perdidos (13,4% no Brasil (1997, seguido por acidentes de trânsito (10,6%. Causas externas foi a segunda causa de morte em Salvador e Bahia (1996. A violência tem raízes sócio-culturais e político-ideológicas e pode ser prevenida por ações intersetoriais e multidisciplinares.

  3. Método Pilates vs. TENS en el dolor lumbar

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    García Lapuente, Rubén

    2015-01-01

    El dolor lumbar es una de las afecciones más comunes en el ser humano ya que se estima que aproximadamente solo dos de cada diez personas vivirán sin dolor de espalda. Las principales consecuencias de esta patología son el dolor y la discapacidad que generan mucha limitación entre quienes la padecen. Justificación del trabajo: el método Pilates sigue sumando adeptos a todos los niveles. Puesto que la lumbalgia es una afección tan común y el ejercicio está indicado para su recuperación es n...

  4. Malformación arteriovenosa pancreática como causa de pancreatitis aguda tratada por vía endovascular

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    Kohan, Gustavo; Provenzano, Matías; Rosado, Martín; Farfan, Grisel; Sánchez, Nicolás; Fastman, Denise

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    La malformación arterio-venosa (MAV) en el páncreas es una anomalía anatómica poco frecuente que puede ser causa de pancreatitis aguda. Presentamos el caso de un paciente de 46 años cuyo diagnóstico se sospechó por los hallazgos de la tomografía computarizada con contraste endovenoso y por resonancia magnética y se confirmó mediante una arteriografía del tronco celíaco y de la arteria mesentérica superior. El tratamiento recibido fue por vía endovascular, aunque la otra opción válida para el ...

  5. Efectividad de la microonda, masoterapia y ejercicios de Williams en pacientes con dolor lumbar

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    Antonio del Valle Torres; Nadia Rosa Hechavarría Almaguer; Carlos López Peña; Raúl Barceló Reyna

    2015-01-01

    Fundamento: el dolor lumbar constituye un problema de salud a nivel mundial, su tratamiento constituye un reto en la práctica médica asistencial. Objetivo: evaluar la efectividad de la microonda, masoterapia y ejercicios de Williams en pacientes con dolor lumbar. Método: se realizó un estudio prospectivo experimental en una muestra de 60 pacientes con lumbalgia subaguda y crónica. Se asignaron dos esquemas de tratamiento: uno con microonda combinada con masoterapia y ejercicios de Wil...

  6. Cianocobalamina inhalada: una alternativa terapéutica eficaz y segura

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    Mijares Zamuner, Matilde Bettina; González, Víctor; Abad, Ángel; Perdiguero, Miguel; Picó, Antonio

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    La deficiencia de vitamina B12 o cobalamina es un trastorno nutricional frecuente, cuyo diagnóstico y tratamiento precoz es importante, debido a que es una causa reversible de alteración de la hematopoyesis y desmielinización del sistema nervioso central. La ingesta insuficiente de dicha vitamina junto con las alteraciones anatómicas o funcionales del estómago, páncreas e íleon terminal son las causas asociadas al déficit. Presentamos tres casos clínicos de pacientes con deficiencia de cobala...

  7. Tratamiento con acupuntura y moxibustión del síndrome poslaminectomía: Caso clínico Treatment of post-laminectomy syndrome with acupuncture and moxibustion: A clinical case

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    M. Robles Romero; A. Rojas Caracuel

    2010-01-01

    El síndrome de la cirugía fallida de espalda es una complicación frecuente posquirúrgica que cursa con lumbalgia crónica con gran repercusión clínica y económica. Las posibilidades de tratamiento abarcan una gran variedad de técnicas y fármacos, siendo pese a ello una de las principales causas de dolor lumbar de más difícil tratamiento. Cada vez hay más pruebas sólidas de que la acupuntura puede ser un complemento útil al tratamiento convencional para el tratamiento de la lumbalgia. Se presen...

  8. [Lumbar spondylosis].

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    Seichi, Atsushi

    2014-10-01

    Lumbar spondylosis is a chronic, noninflammatory disease caused by degeneration of lumbar disc and/or facet joints. The etiology of lumbar spondylosis is multifactorial. Patients with lumbar spondylosis complain of a broad variety of symptoms including discomfort in the low back lesion, whereas some of them have radiating leg pain or neurologenic intermittent claudication (lumbar spinal stenosis). The majority of patients with spondylosis and stenosis of the lumbosacral spine can be treated nonsurgically. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and COX-2 inhibitors are helpful in controlling symptoms. Prostaglandin, epidural injection, and transforaminal injection are also helpful for leg pain and intermittent claudication. Operative therapy for spinal stenosis or spondylolisthesis is reserved for patients who are totally incapacitated by their condition.

  9. Medidas para el fomento del derecho de las mujeres a una vida libre de violencias basadas en género (V.B.G) a partir de las causas del feminicidio del 2013 en la Comuna 10 de Cali

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    Jordán Camacho, Óscar Eduardo; Ortiz Ramírez, Juan Pablo

    2016-01-01

    El estudio sobre las medidas para el fomento del derecho de las mujeres a una vida libre de violencias basadas en género (V.B.G) a partir de las causas del feminicidio en la comuna 10 de Cali no ha sido objeto de investigaciones. No obstante, se han realizado estudios sobre el tema de la violencia contra la mujer, entre los cuales se destacan los siguientes: Ruiz (2000), “La violencia contra la mujer en la sociedad actual: análisis y propuestas de prevención”, en este estudio se reflexiona...

  10. Assessment of Lumbar Lordosis and Lumbar Core Strength in Information Technology Professionals.

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    Mehta, Roma Satish; Nagrale, Sanket; Dabadghav, Rachana; Rairikar, Savita; Shayam, Ashok; Sancheti, Parag

    2016-06-01

    Observational study. To correlate lumbar lordosis and lumbar core strength in information technology (IT) professionals. IT professionals have to work for long hours in a sitting position, which can affect lumbar lordosis and lumbar core strength. Flexicurve was used to assess the lumbar lordosis, and pressure biofeedback was used to assess the lumbar core strength in the IT professionals. All subjects, both male and female, with and without complaint of low back pain and working for two or more years were included, and subjects with a history of spinal surgery or spinal deformity were excluded from the study. Analysis was done using Pearson's correlation. For the IT workers, no correlation was seen between lumbar lordosis and lumbar core strength (r=-0.04); however, a weak negative correlation was seen in IT people who complained of pain (r=-0.12), while there was no correlation of lumbar lordosis and lumbar core in IT people who had no complains of pain (r=0.007). The study shows that there is no correlation of lumbar lordosis and lumbar core strength in IT professionals, but a weak negative correlation was seen in IT people who complained of pain.

  11. Granuloma en la incisión tras el implante de un estimulador eléctrico medular Granuloma in the incisin after implants of an spinal cord device

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    P. Diéguez; V. Villanueva; S. López; J. De Andrés

    2008-01-01

    Presentamos el caso de un paciente que sufrió como complicación de la estimulación eléctrica medular, implantado a causa de su dolor neuropático, un granuloma en la incisión lumbar, a nivel de la conexión intermedia. Este granuloma evolucionó pese a su correcto diagnóstico y tratamiento precoz, a una infección de tejidos profundos con migración de los electrodos, por lo que precisó la retirada de éstos.It is showed you a patient who presented a granuloma in the lumbar incision at the level of...

  12. Condiciones de trabajo y salud de una universidad venezolana

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    Rojas-Martini Maritza; Squillante Guido; Espinoza Carlos

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    Objetivo. Identificar los procesos peligrosos a los que están expuestos los trabajadores de una universidad venezolana como consecuencia de sus actividades laborales. Material y métodos. Se realizó un diagnóstico de las condiciones de exposición laboral de los trabajadores de una universidad venezolana (UN), de sus potenciales procesos peligrosos (PP) y de sus causas, mediante un estudio de corte transversal, efectuado en 1999. Se estudiaron 90 trabajadores de uno u otro sexo, pertenecientes ...

  13. Doença de Chagas como causa básica de óbito na região sudeste do Brasil: presença de causas contributárias

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    Dalva Marli Valério Wanderley

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    Full Text Available Estudaram-se os atestados de pessoas falecidas no Estado de São Paulo, Brasil, em 1987, cuja causa básica foi a cardiopatia chagásica, com a finalidade de conhecer a informação adicional que está presente no atestado como "causa contributária". Foram analisadas as informações existentes em 1.308 Declarações de Óbito. As causas contributárias foram identificadas e registradas a partir de uma leitura direta do atestado. Foram identificadas 261 Declarações com causas contributárias (20%, sendo 185 com apenas uma causa registrada e 75 com duas. As seis primeiras causas foram: megas, embolias, doença pulmonar crônica, infecções (exceto doença de Chagas, hipertensão arterial e desnutrição. Analisando a presença das causas contributárias no subgrupo de menores de 50 anos e de 50 anos ou mais, constatou-se uma maior proporção no grupo mais idoso e um perfil diferenciado de causas em cada subgrupo. As causas contributárias não apresentaram associação com sexo e local de residência.

  14. Doença de Chagas como causa básica de óbito na região sudeste do Brasil: presença de causas contributárias

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    Wanderley Dalva Marli Valério

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    Full Text Available Estudaram-se os atestados de pessoas falecidas no Estado de São Paulo, Brasil, em 1987, cuja causa básica foi a cardiopatia chagásica, com a finalidade de conhecer a informação adicional que está presente no atestado como "causa contributária". Foram analisadas as informações existentes em 1.308 Declarações de Óbito. As causas contributárias foram identificadas e registradas a partir de uma leitura direta do atestado. Foram identificadas 261 Declarações com causas contributárias (20%, sendo 185 com apenas uma causa registrada e 75 com duas. As seis primeiras causas foram: megas, embolias, doença pulmonar crônica, infecções (exceto doença de Chagas, hipertensão arterial e desnutrição. Analisando a presença das causas contributárias no subgrupo de menores de 50 anos e de 50 anos ou mais, constatou-se uma maior proporção no grupo mais idoso e um perfil diferenciado de causas em cada subgrupo. As causas contributárias não apresentaram associação com sexo e local de residência.

  15. Causas de la similar caída de la ocupación entre España y Grecia a pesar de su diferente caída en el PIB real durante el período 2008-2014

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    Perejoan Martí, Ignasi

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    Este proyecto profundizará en las causas que han llevado a España a padecer una evolución de la ocupación equiparable a Grecia. En Grecia, la recesión económica ha sido muy grave. Ha hecho caer la producción una quinta parte y ha obligado al país a pedir ayuda exterior de la Unión Europea para mantener su solvencia. Grecia ha quedado muy maltrecha económicamente por la crisis y su ocupación ha quedado también gravemente perjudicada a causa de la caída de la producción. Es...

  16. LUMBAR CORSETS CAN DECREASE LUMBAR MOTION IN GOLF SWING

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    Koji Hashimoto

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Swinging a golf club includes the rotation and extension of the lumbar spine. Golf-related low back pain has been associated with degeneration of the lumbar facet and intervertebral discs, and with spondylolysis. Reflective markers were placed directly onto the skin of 11young male amateur golfers without a previous history of back pain. Using a VICON system (Oxford Metrics, U.K., full golf swings were monitored without a corset (WOC, with a soft corset (SC, and with a hard corset (HC, with each subject taking 3 swings. Changes in the angle between the pelvis and the thorax (maximum range of motion and angular velocity in 3 dimensions (lumbar rotation, flexion-extension, and lateral tilt were analyzed, as was rotation of the hip joint. Peak changes in lumbar extension and rotation occurred just after impact with the ball. The extension angle of the lumbar spine at finish was significantly lower under SC (38° or HC (28° than under WOC (44° conditions (p < 0.05. The maximum angular velocity after impact was significantly smaller under HC (94°/sec than under SC (177°/sec and WOC (191° /sec conditions, as were the lumbar rotation angles at top and finish. In contrast, right hip rotation angles at top showed a compensatory increase under HC conditions. Wearing a lumbar corset while swinging a golf club can effectively decrease lumbar extension and rotation angles from impact until the end of the swing. These effects were significantly enhanced while wearing an HC

  17. Agencias de viajes en España: una industria convulsa

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    Lacalle Muñoz de Cuerva, Luis

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    El efecto de la aparición de las nuevas TIC ha sido especialmente intenso y veloz en la industria turística. Esta rápida adopción de la tecnología se ha convertido en una de las causas tanto de la desaparición de un gran número de agencias, como de una intensa transformación de la industria en los últimos años. La eficiencia de las agencias puede convertirse en una de las claves para permanecer en un escenario tan competitivo y novedoso. Un análisis de la eficiencia de las agen...

  18. El agrietamiento superficial de las pastas puras de cemento: una interpretación

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    Calleja, J.

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    Full Text Available Not availableSe aborda por métodos analíticos y técnicas de difracción de rayos X el problema de determinar las posibles causas del agrietamiento superficial de galletas de pasta pura de cemento. Se encuentran diferencias de composición y constitución entre la zona superficial agrietada de las galletas y el resto de la masa, hallándose concordancia entre determinados constituyentes químicos calculados a base del análisis químico y los resultados de difracción de rayos X. Se interpretan estas diferencias como atribuibles a una exudación de lechada de la pasta, con extracción de álcalis solubles y yeso. Como consecuencia, la exudación provoca una carbonatación, una mayor retracción y posiblemente un fraguado acelerado en la zona superficial en relación con la masa interior de las galletas. Como causa directa de la ·exudación se acepta la hipótesis de una granulometría anormal del cemento, probablemente debida a un exceso de finos o gruesos por una molienda grosera, y producida por una deficiencia de tipo mecánico en el proceso de molturación del clínker.

  19. The influence of lumbar extensor muscle fatigue on lumbar-pelvic coordination during weightlifting.

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    Hu, Boyi; Ning, Xiaopeng

    2015-01-01

    Lumbar muscle fatigue is a potential risk factor for the development of low back pain. In this study, we investigated the influence of lumbar extensor muscle fatigue on lumbar-pelvic coordination patterns during weightlifting. Each of the 15 male subjects performed five repetitions of weightlifting tasks both before and after a lumbar extensor muscle fatiguing protocol. Lumbar muscle electromyography was collected to assess fatigue. Trunk kinematics was recorded to calculate lumbar-pelvic continuous relative phase (CRP) and CRP variability. Results showed that fatigue significantly reduced the average lumbar-pelvic CRP value (from 0.33 to 0.29 rad) during weightlifting. The average CRP variability reduced from 0.17 to 0.15 rad, yet this change ws statistically not significant. Further analyses also discovered elevated spinal loading during weightlifting after the development of lumbar extensor muscle fatigue. Our results suggest that frequently experienced lumbar extensor muscle fatigue should be avoided in an occupational environment. Lumbar extensor muscle fatigue generates more in-phase lumbar-pelvic coordination patterns and elevated spinal loading during lifting. Such increase in spinal loading may indicate higher risk of back injury. Our results suggest that frequently experienced lumbar muscle fatigue should be avoided to reduce the risk of LBP.

  20. Validade, confiabilidade e evitabilidade da causa básica dos óbitos neonatais ocorridos em unidade de cuidados intensivos da Rede Norte-Nordeste de Saúde Perinatal Validez, confiabilidad y evitabilidad de la causa básica de óbitos neonatales ocurridos en una unidad de cuidados intensivos de la Red Norte-Nordeste de Salud Perinatal Validity and reliability of data and avoidability of the underlying cause of neonatal deaths in the intensive care unit of the North-Northeast Perinatal Care Network

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    Full Text Available Analisar a validade e confiabilidade da causa básica e a evitabilidade dos óbitos neonatais ocorridos em unidade de cuidados intensivos da Rede Norte-Nordeste de Saúde Perinatal (RENOSPE. A amostra foi de 53 óbitos neonatais contidos no banco de dados da RENOSPE e ocorridos em maternidade de Teresina, Piauí, Brasil. A validade foi feita comparando-se as causas da Rede com as obtidas dos prontuários, sendo calculado kappa, sensibilidade e valor preditivo positivo (VPP. Na análise da evitabilidade, foi utilizada a Lista Brasileira de Causas de Mortes Evitáveis. Quando comparadas as causas de óbitos entre RENOSPE e prontuários, o kappa foi de 47,6% para causas maternas e 73,9% para malformações congênitas, sensibilidade de 95% e 83,3%, e VPP de 88,9% e 85,7%, respectivamente. O percentual de óbitos evitáveis na RENOSPE foi elevado, sendo por adequada atenção à mulher na gestação em 72% dos casos. As causas classificadas como malformações congênitas foram válidas, e os óbitos evitáveis apontam para necessidade do controle da gravidez.Analizar la validez y confiabilidad de la causa básica de los óbitos neonatales y su evitabilidad, ocurridos en una unidad de cuidados intensivos de la Red Norte-Nordeste de Salud Perinatal (RENOSPE. La muestra fue de 53 óbitos neonatales, incluidos en el banco de datos de la RENOSPE y ocurridos en la maternidad de Teresina, Piauí, Brasil. La validez fue realizada comparándose las causas de la red, con las obtenidas de los historiales médicos, calculándose kappa, sensibilidad y valor predictivo positivo (VPP. En el análisis de la evitabilidad, se utilizó la lista brasileña de causas de muertes evitables. Resultados: cuando se comparan las causas de óbitos entre RENOSPE y los historiales, el kappa fue de un 47,6% con respecto a causas maternas y un 73,9% para malformaciones congénitas, sensibilidad de un 95% y un 83,3%, y VPP de un 88,9% y un 85,7%, respectivamente. El porcentaje de

  1. Exhumación, identificación y causa de muerte en la fosa común de Aibar-Oibar (Navarra

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    Nuñez, C.,

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados de la investigación llevada a cabo en una fosa común situada en la localidad de Aibar (Navarra, en donde fueron inhumadas cuatro personas que fueron asesinadas en 1936. De conformidad a las fuentes documentales existentes así como al estudio antropológico y genético, se establece la identidad y la causa de la muerte relacionada con disparos por arma de fuego.

  2. LOS NIVELES DE MICROCONTAMINANTES ORGÁNICOS EXPLICAN UNA MUERTE MASIVA DE PECES EN EL RÍO ATOYAC, PUEBLA, MÉXICO

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    Amado E. Navarro

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Se reportó una muerte masiva de peces en el río Atoyac, presumiendo como causa el vertido de algún contaminante químico muy tóxico. El análisis de muestras de agua, sedimentos y tejidos, mostró una baja concentración de oxígeno disuelto y elevadas de amonio y de nitritos en el río el día del incidente, probables causas directas de la muerte de los peces. Por cromatografía de gases/espectrometría de masas, no se detectaron contaminantes persistentes pero sí, concentraciones elevadas de microcontaminantes orgánicos antrópicos, lo cual indica un vertido de residuos municipales al cauce de la corriente, causa indirecta de la muerte de los peces. Las concentraciones de coprostanol y epicoprostanol indican la presencia de heces de mamíferos, incluidas las de rumiantes, en el vertido. Los resultados obtenidos muestran la utilidad de determinar las concentraciones de los microcontaminantes orgánicos para esclarecer las causas de estos incidentes.

  3. Causas de subnotificación de accidentes de trabajo y eventos adversos en Chile

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    Carolina Luengo

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Objetivo Describir las causas de subnotificación de accidentes de trabajo (AT y eventos adversos EA reportados por la literatura internacional e informantes claves del área de la salud y prevención de riesgos en Chile. Métodos Estudio de abordaje cualitativo y descriptivo, que incluye una revisión sistematizada de la literatura siguiendo el método SALSA de revisión (por sus siglas en inglés Search, Appraisal, Synthesis and Analyses; búsqueda, evaluación, síntesis y análisis y ajustado a la Declaración PRISMA (por sus siglas en inglés, Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses; ítems de reporte preferidos para las revisiones sistemáticas y metaanálisis, y entrevistas a informantes clave del área de la salud y prevención de riesgos en Chile. Resultados Las principales causas de subnotificación de AT reportados por la literatura y por informantes clave fueron el factor económico y el desconocimiento. En cuanto a los EA, las principales causas señaladas fueron el temor a las sanciones, el escaso apoyo de las jefaturas, la falta de conocimiento y la sobrecarga de trabajo. Conclusiones Es importante seguir avanzando en el tema de la notificación de AT y EA e implementar medidas dirigidas a minimizar las que podrían ser las causas principales de subnotificación. En el caso de los AT, que el factor económico no sea un impedimento, sino un aliciente y en los EA, erradicar el temor a las sanciones y elaborar recomendaciones centradas en mejoras hacia el sistema, más que hacia la persona, en pro de un aprendizaje conjunto. En ambos casos, combatir el desconocimiento mediante capacitación y apoyo permanente y sistemático.

  4. El Mapa de la Incapacidad en España una necesidad urgente

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    Araceli López-Guillén García; José Manuel Vicente Pardo

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    Resumen: Es urgente adaptar los sistemas de recogida de datos en incapacidad laboral para conseguir una mejor explotación epidemiológica de los mismos que facilite conocer la situación, análisis y planificación estratégica sobre incapacidad, creando con una base de datos mínimos básicos el Mapa de la Incapacidad en España permitiendo conocer las causas y el impacto de las situaciones de incapacidad laboral, practicar una gestión integral de recursos, prevenir las situaciones de incapacidad la...

  5. Causas sociales de la depresión. Una revisión crítica del modelo atributivo de la depresión

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    Álvaro-Estramiana, José Luis

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Depression is the leading cause of deterioration in psychological well-being in the world. The present research aimed at analyzing depression from a socio-psychological perspective, focusing on the role of causal attributions on the origins of depressive disorders. Therefore, a model of depression is suggested in which the role of social factors such as stressful life events and coping strategies, social support, alienation and self-esteem are considered. The results are consistent with the attributional style hypothesis, as well as with the attribution model of depression. However, the results also point to the fact that the attributional style is not significantly associated to depression when taking into consideration the role of other social variables. These results lead us to the conclusion that a larger, and specifically more sociological, perspective is needed when analyzing depression.

    La depresión es la principal causa de deterioro en el bienestar psicológico en el mundo. la presente investigación tuvo como objetivo abordar el estudio de la depresión desde una perspectiva psicosociológica, analizando el papel que desempeñan las atribuciones causales en su génesis. para ello, se propone un modelo explicativo de la depresión que tiene en cuenta el papel de factores de naturaleza social, como los acontecimientos vitales estresantes y los recursos de afrontamiento, el apoyo social, la alienación y la autoestima. los resultados obtenidos son consistentes con la hipótesis de un estilo atributivo característico, así como con el modelo atributivo de la depresión. Sin embargo, también apuntan a que el estilo atributivo no está significativamente asociado a la depresión cuando tenemos en cuenta el papel de otras variables sociales. estos resultados indican la necesidad de una perspectiva más amplia, y específicamente sociológica, en los estudios sobre la depresión.

  6. Retracción gingival e hiperestesia dentinal: Causas y prevención Gingival recession and dentine hypersensitivity

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    Jorge Sotres Vázquez

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó una investigación en 230 pacientes que acudieron a los Servicios de Prótesis y Periodoncia de la Clínica Estomatológica "Hermanos Gómez" durante el año 2002. Se les evaluó la presencia de retracción gingival, sus causas y la relación existente con la hiperestesia dentinal. Se determinó que el 17,3 % de los dientes examinados presentaron algún grado de retracción gingival. Las causas más frecuentes fueron ausencia de dientes antagonistas e inserciones frénicas anormales. Existió una estrecha relación entre la hiperestesia dentinal y la retracción gingival. No existieron diferencias significativas de retracción gingival según el sexo, pero sí con la edad, pues aumentó significativamente según aumentó la edad.A research study was performed on 230 patients who went to the Denture and Periodontics Service at "Hermanos Gómez" dental clinic in the year 2002. They were evaluated as to presence of gingival recession, its causes and its relation with dentine hypersensitity. It was determined that 17,3% of examined teeth presented with some level of gingival recession frequently caused by lack of opposite teeth and abnormal frenal insertions. Gingival recession did not show significant differences by sex but it did by age since it markedly increased with the age.

  7. Effect of aging and lumbar spondylosis on lumbar lordosis

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    Francis Osita Okpala

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Lumbar lordosis (LL, the anterior convexity of the lumbar spine in the mid-sagittal plane, gives the spine some resilience and helps in protecting it from compressive forces because some of the force is taken by the anterior longitudinal ligaments. In aging and lumbar spondylosis, the intervertebral discs undergo the same degenerative changes though at different rates, and in both, while some authors reported a straightening of LL, others reported no significant change. This morphologic information would hopefully influence therapeutic decision-making, particularly in lumbar spondylosis, which though usually asymptomatic, is a common cause of low back pain. Aim: The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of aging and lumbar spondylosis on LL. Subjects and Methods: Lumbosacral joint angle (LSJA, an angular measure of LL, was retrospectively measured in 252 normal and 329 spondylotic adolescent and adult supine lateral lumbosacral spine archival radiographs, and data were analyzed with IBM SPSS Statistics 23.0 (New York, USA. Results: Normal LSJA range was 5°–39°; the mean was 18.7° and showed insignificant variation with gender and aging. Spondylotic range was 5°–40° and the mean (20.8° differed from the normal mean by about 2°, which probably have inconsequential effect on the lumbar curvature, suggesting that the normal and spondylotic mean values are essentially equal. The spondylotic mean also showed insignificant variation with aging and inconsequential 1° gender difference in favor of females. Conclusion: LL is substantially maintained in aging and lumbar spondylosis.

  8. PERFIL DOS ATENDIMENTOS POR CAUSAS EXTERNAS EM HOSPITAL PÚBLICO

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    Marlos Victor Fonsêca de Lima

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo fue identificar el perfil de los atendimientos por causas externas en la urgencia de un hospital público de referencia del Estado. Investigación descriptiva documental, con enfoque cuantitativo. En el análisis de datos, el período de enero a diciembre de 2009 se realizó 4.464 atendimientos por causas externas. La mayor frecuencia de las lesiones ocurrió en personas entre 21 y 40 años (37,70% y hombres (68,6%. Cuanto a las causas, las caídas (29% fue la mayor variable, seguido por accidente de motocicleta (17,98%, accidentes domiciliario (16,53%, agresión física (10,43% y accidente de motocicleta (8,84%. Se observó que 23,3% de los atendimientos realizados en la urgencia fueron de la población procedente de municipios aledaños. Hay, por lo tanto, la necesidad de mejorar la calidad de las informaciones acerca de las quejas motivadas por causas externas, principales causas de hospitalización y gastos en salud.

  9. Competitividad: causas y efectos del comercio internacional - La performance argentina : Cátedra de Análisis de Coyuntura y Previsión Económica

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    El objeto de este trabajo es analizar un tema tratado en la materia Análisis de Coyuntura y Previsión Económica a la hora de estudiar el comportamiento de los mercados. El término competitividad es actualmente muy utilizado, fundamentalmente curando se busca hacer una calificación positiva de una economía o actividad en particular. Sin embargo muchas veces no esta claro cuales son las causas ni mucho menos los efectos de la competitividad. En este trabajo se expondrán distintos enfoque e inte...

  10. Análisis de los efectos de 12 semanas de entrenamiento en la zona Central Core, en jugadoras de voleibol gimnastas de rítmica y su influencia en el dolor de espalda lumbar

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    Esteban García, Paula

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    El dolor de espalda lumbar afecta entorno el 85-90% de la población, pudiendo también encontrarse como patología, en la población deportista. Se ha determinado, que deportes como la gimnasia rítmica y el voleibol, tienen como una de las lesiones con mayor incidencia, el dolor de espalda lumbar. Existe una gran tendencia en los últimos años, en la aplicación de programas de entrenamiento sobre la zona central CORE, en población con dolor crónico lumbar, encontrando reducciones en la intensidad...

  11. Determinantes clínicos com influência no prognóstico da discectomia lombar: análise multifatorial Determinantes clínicos que influyen en el pronóstico de la disectomía lumbar: análisis multifactorial Clinical determinants' influence on lumbar discectomy prognosis: multi-factor analysis

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    Paulo Jorge Da Rocha Carvalho

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available A seleção e o agendamento temporal inadequados dos pacientes permanecem as causas mais importantes de insucesso da cirurgia discal lombar. OBJETIVO: Este trabalho pretende avaliar os resultados clínicos e os factores preditivos que influenciam o prognóstico dos pacientes submetidos à discectomia lombar através de um modelo analítico multifatorial. MÉTODOS: Apresentamos uma série prospectiva de 68 pacientes com hérnias discais lombares que foram submetidos à discectomia entre 2003 e 2007. O seguimento médio foi de 3,9±0,1 anos. Os resultados clínicos foram avaliados utilizando o escore JOA (Japonese Orthopaedic Association Assessment Scoring System (JOA=29. RESULTADOS: Resultados pós-operatórios bom e excelente foram obtidos em 75% dos casos. Pacientes do sexo masculino e a preponderância de sintomas subjectivos sobre sintomas clínicos estiveram associados com os melhores resultados clínicos e com o retorno mais precoce à actividade laboral. O tempo de espera pela cirurgia não teve influência no resultado final. A necessidade de cirurgia foi questionada na ausência de défices neurológicos significativos (JOA para resultados clínicos >3/6. Um valor JOA pré-operatório >15 (debilidade inicial baixa está correlacionado com piores resultados clínicos pós-operatórios. CONCLUSÕES: O escore JOA é de fácil aplicação para clínicos e pacientes, uniformiza dados subjectivos e apresenta valor preditivo para os resultados dos pacientes submetidos à discectomia lombar.La selección y la agenda temporal inadecuada de los enfermos permanecen como las causas más importantes de la falta de éxito en la cirugía discal lumbar. OBJETIVO: este trabajo pretende evaluar los resultados clínicos y los factores predictivos que influyen en el pronóstico de los pacientes sometidos a la discectomía lumbar por medio de un modelo analítico multifatorial. MÉTODOS: se presenta una serie prospectiva de 68 pacientes con hernias discales

  12. Causas de la deserción en la hospitalización parcial de adolescentes

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    Juana Velázquez Argota

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    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados del estudio de las causas de deserción de 23 adolescentes que funcionan al nivel neurótico en régimen de hospitalización parcial. Se distingue más de una causa de deserción, tanto en el grupo en que la deserción se produjo en la primera semana de hospitalización (9 casos, como en los de estadía más prolongada (14 casos, y se destacan la vaguedad de la conciencia de enfermedad, la pretensión de establecer una alianza psicopática con el terapeuta y la no formulación por el terapeuta de los objetivos de ingreso con claridad. Para prevenir la deserción se recomienda, antes de decidir el ingreso, explicar los objetivos de la hospitalización, trabajar en el desarrollo de la conciencia de enfermedad y el manejo psicoterapéutico cuidadoso de la propuesta de alianza psicopática.The results of the study about the causes of the dropout of 23 adolescents functioning at the neurotic level in a partial hospitalization regimen are presented. There is more than one cause of dropout, both in the group where it took place during the first week of hospitalization (9 cases and in those with a longer stay. It is stressed the vagueness of the consciousness of the disease, the pretension to establish a psychopathic alliance with the therapist, and the unclear formulation on the part of the therapist of the objectives of admission. To prevent the dropout, it is recommended, before deciding the admission, to explain the objectives of hospitalization, to work on the development of the conciousness of the disease, and the careful psychotherapeutic management of the proposal of the psychopathic alliance.

  13. Side effects after diagnostic lumbar puncture and lumbar iohexol myelography

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    Sand, T.; Stovner, L.J.; Salvesen, R.; Dale, L.

    1987-01-01

    A prospective, controlled study was performed to compare side effect incidences after lumbar iohexol myelography (n=97) and diagnostic lumbar puncture (n=85). No significant side effect incidence differences (iohexol vs. controls) were found regarding number of patients with any side effect (63 vs. 73%), headache (44 vs. 54%), nausea, dizziness, visual, auditory, or psychic symptoms. Early-onset headache occurred significantly more often in the iohexol group (16 vs 5%), while postural headache occurred most frequently after lumbar puncture (25 vs. 41%). These results suggest that apart from the slight early-onset headache, most side effets after lumbar iohexol myelography are related to the puncture per se, not to the contrast agent. (orig.)

  14. Influence of Lumbar Lordosis on the Outcome of Decompression Surgery for Lumbar Canal Stenosis.

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    Chang, Han Soo

    2018-01-01

    Although sagittal spinal balance plays an important role in spinal deformity surgery, its role in decompression surgery for lumbar canal stenosis is not well understood. To investigate the hypothesis that sagittal spinal balance also plays a role in decompression surgery for lumbar canal stenosis, a prospective cohort study analyzing the correlation between preoperative lumbar lordosis and outcome was performed. A cohort of 85 consecutive patients who underwent decompression for lumbar canal stenosis during the period 2007-2011 was analyzed. Standing lumbar x-rays and 36-item short form health survey questionnaires were obtained before and up to 2 years after surgery. Correlations between lumbar lordosis and 2 parameters of the 36-item short form health survey (average physical score and bodily pain score) were statistically analyzed using linear mixed effects models. There was a significant correlation between preoperative lumbar lordosis and the 2 outcome parameters at postoperative, 6-month, 1-year, and 2-year time points. A 10° increase of lumbar lordosis was associated with a 5-point improvement in average physical scores. This correlation was not present in preoperative scores. This study showed that preoperative lumbar lordosis significantly influences the outcome of decompression surgery on lumbar canal stenosis. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. Clinical anatomy and 3D virtual reconstruction of the lumbar plexus with respect to lumbar surgery

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    Ding Zi-hai

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Exposure of the anterior or lateral lumbar via the retroperitoneal approach easily causes injuries to the lumbar plexus. Lumbar plexus injuries which occur during anterior or transpsoas lumbar spine exposure and placement of instruments have been reported. This study aims is to provide more anatomical data and surgical landmarks in operations concerning the lumbar plexus in order to prevent lumbar plexus injuries and to increase the possibility of safety in anterior approach lumbar surgery. Methods To study the applied anatomy related to the lumbar plexus of fifteen formaldehyde-preserved cadavers, Five sets of Virtual Human (VH data set were prepared and used in the study. Three-dimensional (3D computerized reconstructions of the lumbar plexus and their adjacent structures were conducted from the VH female data set. Results The order of lumbar nerves is regular. From the anterior view, lumbar plexus nerves are arranged from medial at L5 to lateral at L2. From the lateral view, lumbar nerves are arranged from ventral at L2 to dorsal at L5. The angle of each nerve root exiting outward to the corresponding intervertebral foramen increases from L1 to L5. The lumbar plexus nerves are observed to be in close contact with transverse processes (TP. All parts of the lumbar plexus were located by sectional anatomy in the dorsal third of the psoas muscle. Thus, access to the psoas major muscle at the ventral 2/3 region can safely prevent nerve injuries. 3D reconstruction of the lumbar plexus based on VCH data can clearly show the relationships between the lumbar plexus and the blood vessels, vertebral body, kidney, and psoas muscle. Conclusion The psoas muscle can be considered as a surgical landmark since incision at the ventral 2/3 of the region can prevent lumbar plexus injuries for procedures requiring exposure of the lateral anterior of the lumbar. The transverse process can be considered as a landmark and reference in surgical

  16. Clinical anatomy and 3D virtual reconstruction of the lumbar plexus with respect to lumbar surgery.

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    Lu, Sheng; Chang, Shan; Zhang, Yuan-zhi; Ding, Zi-hai; Xu, Xin Ming; Xu, Yong-qing

    2011-04-14

    Exposure of the anterior or lateral lumbar via the retroperitoneal approach easily causes injuries to the lumbar plexus. Lumbar plexus injuries which occur during anterior or transpsoas lumbar spine exposure and placement of instruments have been reported. This study aims is to provide more anatomical data and surgical landmarks in operations concerning the lumbar plexus in order to prevent lumbar plexus injuries and to increase the possibility of safety in anterior approach lumbar surgery. To study the applied anatomy related to the lumbar plexus of fifteen formaldehyde-preserved cadavers, Five sets of Virtual Human (VH) data set were prepared and used in the study. Three-dimensional (3D) computerized reconstructions of the lumbar plexus and their adjacent structures were conducted from the VH female data set. The order of lumbar nerves is regular. From the anterior view, lumbar plexus nerves are arranged from medial at L5 to lateral at L2. From the lateral view, lumbar nerves are arranged from ventral at L2 to dorsal at L5. The angle of each nerve root exiting outward to the corresponding intervertebral foramen increases from L1 to L5. The lumbar plexus nerves are observed to be in close contact with transverse processes (TP). All parts of the lumbar plexus were located by sectional anatomy in the dorsal third of the psoas muscle. Thus, access to the psoas major muscle at the ventral 2/3 region can safely prevent nerve injuries. 3D reconstruction of the lumbar plexus based on VCH data can clearly show the relationships between the lumbar plexus and the blood vessels, vertebral body, kidney, and psoas muscle. The psoas muscle can be considered as a surgical landmark since incision at the ventral 2/3 of the region can prevent lumbar plexus injuries for procedures requiring exposure of the lateral anterior of the lumbar. The transverse process can be considered as a landmark and reference in surgical operations by its relative position to the lumbar plexus. 3D

  17. Plexopatia lombar após histerectomia abdominal: relato de caso Plexopatía lumbar después de la histerectomía abdominal: relato de caso Lumbar plexopathy after abdominal hysterectomy: case report

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    Elizabeth Vaz da Silva

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    íodo postoperatorio muchas veces se atribuyen al acto anestésico, aunque puedan también decorrer del acto quirúrgico. El objetivo de este relato fue presentar el caso de una paciente sometida a la intervención quirúrgica pélvica que evolucionó con un cuadro de plexopatía lumbar y discutir las posibles causas. RELATO DEL CASO: Paciente del sexo femenino, 38 años, 58 kg, 1,63 m de altura, estado físico ASA I, internada para tratamiento de leiomiomatosis uterina, con indicación de histerectomía total abdominal. La monitorización inicial incluyó oxímetro de pulso, presión arterial no invasiva, electrocardioscopio y diuresis. Después de la punción venosa en el miembro superior izquierdo con catéter 18G, fueron administrados, por vía venosa, cefazolina (2 g, dipirona (2 g, dexametasona (10 mg y metoclopramida (10 mg. La anestesia peridural fue realizada con aguja Tuohy 16G, en el espacio L3-L4, en la línea mediana con la paciente en decúbito lateral izquierdo. Fueron administrados 15 mL de ropivacaína a 0,75% y 2 mg de morfina, a continuación posicionado catéter para analgesia postoperatoria. La intervención quirúrgica no tuvo intercurrencia, manteniendo a la paciente estable bajo el punto de vista cardiovascular. En la visita posanestésica, 8 horas después del procedimiento, la paciente no deambulaba y presentaba monoparesia en el miembro inferior izquierdo. Después de las investigaciones clínicas y radiológicas fue descartada la hipótesis diagnóstica de síndrome radicular. Al no haber regresión del cuadro, 30 días después fue realizada una electroneuromiografía que quedo compatible con plexopatía lumbar de posible origen traumática. CONCLUSIONES: El anestesiólogo debe estar atento a las complicaciones neurológicas que puedan surgir en el postoperatorio, participando de la elucidación de las causas, del tratamiento y de su evolución.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Very often, neurological injuries diagnosed postoperatively are attributed to the

  18. Aplicación de la tribología y el análisis de la causa raíz (RCA en motores de combustión interna.

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    F. Martínez Pérez

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    Full Text Available En el trabajo, se hace empleo de la herramienta de trabajo Análisis de la Causa Raíz (RCA para llegar a unas primeras conclusiones acerca de fallos producidos en el nudo tribológico válvula – guía de válvula en un motor de combustión interna, y así pasar a hallar la causa final y dar solución al problema. El método permite arribar a conclusiones en cuanto a la causa del problema.Application of tribology and root cause analysis (RCA on diesel engine.It is used the process root cause in the analysis of a problem in the tribological pair valve- valve guide of an internal combustion engine. Using this process was possible to have the first conclusions in the problem and finally to arrive to a final conclusion about the cause of the problem.

  19. Fusão intersomática lombar transforaminal: experiência de uma instituição Fusión intersomática lumbar transforaminal: la experiencia de una institución Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: a single-center experience

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    Vinicius de Meldau Benites

    2012-12-01

    del dolor y/o claudicación neurogénicas en comparación con el status preoperatorio. Solamente cinco pacientes continuaron usando alguna medicación analgésica. Cinco pacientes presentaran alguna complicación, pero sólo dos de ellas están relacionadas directamente al procedimiento. CONCLUSIONES: Es una técnica segura, posible de ser realizada en todos los niveles de la columna lumbar y es aplicable a la mayoría de las enfermedades que afectan a esta región de la columna.OBJECTIVE: Describe the early results and experience from a reference center in spine surgery in São Paulo, Brazil with transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF technique in its various indications. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 25 patients who underwent surgery with TLIF technique in 2011. One patient was excluded because we considered that TLIF was not the most important technique used. The indications were 9 lumbar disc herniations, 7 spondylolistheses, 4 revision surgeries of which 2 were for pseudoarthroses and 2 for low back pain, and finally, 4 lumbar spinal stenoses. RESULTS: All the patients reported low back pain and/or neurologic claudication improvement when comparing to preoperative status. Only five patients continued using analgesics. Five patients presented some complication, but only two of them were related to the procedure. CONCLUSIONS: TLIF is a safe technique which can be performed at any lumbar level of the lumbar spine and is applicable to the majority of diseases that affect this region.

  20. Lumbar facet syndrome - Lumbar facet joint injection and low back pain

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    Acevedo Gonzalez, Juan Carlos; Jimenez Hakim, Enrique; Rodriguez, Jose Maria; Hakim Daccach, Fernando; Quinonez, German; Rodriguez Munera, Andres

    2004-01-01

    The authors conducted a retrospective study lo evaluate the effectiveness of injection therapy in the lumbar zygapophysial joints with anesthetics and steroids in patients with persisting low back pain and lumbar facer syndrome. Thirty-seven patients with low back pain who reported immediate relief of their pain after controlled blocks into the facet joints between the fourth and fifth lumbar vertebrae and the fifth lumbar and first sacral vertebrae were evaluated. Outcome was evaluated using the visual analog pain scales. All outcome measures were repeated at eight days and six weeks alter controlled injection. At six-week follow-up examination 83,7% of thirty-seven patients experienced a good response to controlled blocks of the lumbar zygaphyseal (facet) joints. Good result is the pain relief of 50% or more. Fifteen patients experienced a good response with pain relief of eight points or more in the VAS

  1. A evitabilidade de óbitos entre idosos em São Paulo, Brasil: análise das principais causas de morte La evitabilidad de óbitos entre ancianos en São Paulo, Brasil: análisis de las principales causas de muerte Avoidability of deaths from chronic illnesses in elderly individuals in São Paulo, Brazil

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    Aline Marques

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    muerte evitables constituyeron un 82,6% del total de óbitos evitables, destacándose la hipertensión y los tumores asociados al tabaquismo. La expectativa de vida a los 60 años aumentaría en un 20% si esos óbitos no se produjesen. La sobremortalidad masculina fue observada en casi todas las causas de muerte evitables analizadas, lo que puede estar relacionado con una mayor exposición a factores de riesgo y a una menor utilización de los servicios de salud por los hombres. Se recomienda que las acciones de prevención y promoción de salud consideren las acentuadas diferencias de sexo y género.Avoidable causes of death have become an important indicator for evaluating health services. Such deaths would not occur if there were adequate prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment and the adoption of appropriate technologies. This article analyzes the pattern and magnitude of avoidable causes of death for the principal causes of death among elderly individuals up to 74 years of age, by gender, in São Paulo State, Brazil. The study further estimated the impact of avoidable causes of death on life expectancy among the elderly, and 62.5% of the deaths among elderly up to 74 years in São Paulo were due to these causes. The principal avoidable causes of death constituted 82.6% of all avoidable deaths, featuring hypertensions and tobacco-associated tumors. Life expectancy at 60 would increase by 20% if these deaths were avoided. Male excess mortality was observed in nearly all of the avoidable causes of death analyzed here, which could be related to greater exposure to risk factors and less use of health services by men. Prevention and health promotion measures should take these sharp gender differences into account.

  2. Causas y consecuencias de la deficiencia de hierro

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    Olivares Manuel

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available La deficiencia de hierro es la deficiencia nutricional más prevalente y la principal causa de anemia a escala mundial. Además de las manifestaciones propias de la anemia, se han descrito otras manifestaciones no hematológicas tales como: disminución de la capacidad de trabajo físico y de la actividad motora espontánea, alteraciones de la inmunidad celular y de la capacidad bactericida de los neutrófilos, disminución de la termogénesis, alteraciones funcionales e histológicas del tubo digestivo, falla en la movilización de la vitamina A hepática, mayor riesgo de parto prematuro, bajo peso de nacimiento y de morbilidad perinatal, menor transferencia de hierro al feto, una disminución de la velocidad de crecimiento, alteraciones conductuales y del desarrollo mental y motor, velocidad de conducción más lenta de los sistemas sensoriales auditivo y visual, y reducción del tono vagal. La prevención de la deficiencia de hierro incluye cambios en los hábitos alimentarios, fortificación de los alimentos y la suplementación con hierro.

  3. Tabulador de causas múltiplas de morte Multiple causes- of-death tabulator

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    Augusto H. Santo

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    Full Text Available O uso de causas múltiplas de morte vem sendo atualmente preconizado para descrever e analisar os determinantes patológicos da mortalidade em populações, como complemento ao uso tradicional da causa básica de morte. O estudo das causas múltiplas pode realizar-se por meio da apresentação de todas as menções das causas básicas e associadas de morte e por meio de associações de causas. Um programa para microcomputador foi desenvolvido para processar bancos de dados contendo as causas de morte informadas no Modelo Internacional de Atestado Médico de Causa de Morte, denominado Tabulador de Causas Múltiplas, que gera uma tabela matriz a partir da qual podem ser derivadas as demais formas de apresentação e análise, além de poder ser usado como instrumento de crítica dos dados de mortalidade.The use of multiple-causes-of-death is currently being recommended in order to describe and analyze the pathological determinants of mortality in populations, as a supplement to the traditional use of the underlying cause of death. Multiple-causes-of-death can be studied by presenting all underlying and associated causes mentioned, and by means of associations of causes of death. Microcomputer software has been developed to process data files containing causes of death informed by physicians on the International Form of Medical Certificate of Causes of Death. The Multiple Cause of Death Tabulator software generates a matrix table from which the above forms of presentation and analysis can be achieved and mortality data be edited.

  4. Biomechanical study of percutaneous lumbar diskectomy

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    Li Yuan; Huang Xianglong; Shen Tianzhen; Hu Zhou; Hong Shuizong; Mei Haiying

    2003-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the stiffness of lumbar spine after the injury caused by percutaneous diskectomy and evaluate the efficiency of percutaneous lumbar diskectomy by biomechanical study. Methods: Four fresh lumbar specimens were used to analyse load-displacement curves in the intact lumbar spine and vertical disc-injured lumbar spine. The concepts of average flexibility coefficient (f) and standardized average flexibility coefficient (fs) were also introduced. Results: The load-displacement curves showed a good stabilization effect of the intact lumbar spine and disc-injured lumbar spine in flexion, extension, right and left bending. The decrease of anti-rotation also can be detected (P<0.05). Conclusion: In biomechanical study, percutaneous lumbar diskectomy is one of the efficiency methods to treat lumbar diac hernia

  5. La sucesión "mortis causa" en la explotación agrícola familiar

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    José Luis De Los Mozos

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    Full Text Available Llevo nada menos que cuarenta años dando vueltas al tema de la sucesión mortis causa en el Derecho agrario y más concretamente, al de la sucesión en la explotación agrícola. Esto no constituye ningún mérito, naturalmente, no es más que una mera circunstancia que acredita, cuando mucho, la firmeza de una convicción. Durante este tiempo, con mayor o menor contacto con la realidad social, he seguido y sigo fiel a mis puntos de vista originarios; no es que nada haya cambiado en todos estos años, sino que ha cambiado casi todo.Pero es que las soluciones que me parecían entonces muy dudosas, ahora me parecen inadmisibles.La evolución económica y social, ha puesto de relieve que las ideas que se utilizaban hace medio siglo en la materia, actualmente han quedado obsoletas (...Contenido: Una distinción obligada y un recuerdo inevitable. El recurso a la atribución preferente. Las condicionantes de la atribución preferente. El concepto de explotación agrícola. La reforma del derecho sucesorio como recapitulación

  6. Celiaquía: alternativas para una dieta libre de gluten.

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    Calderón de Zacatares, Vilma Ruth

    2012-01-01

    El gluten es una proteína que se encuentra en algunos cereales como el trigo, cebada, centeno y en algunas personas causa la enfermedad Celíaca por esa razón las instituciones de El Salvador realizan investigaciones para mejorar la calidad de vida de las familias en la zona rural y garantizar a las comunidades el desarrollo de mercados.

  7. Comparabilidad entre la novena y la décima revisión de la Clasificación Internacional de Enfermedades aplicada a la codificación de la causa de muerte en España

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    Ruiz M.

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Analizar la comparabilidad entre la novena y la décima revisión de la Clasificación Internacional de Enfermedades (CIE para el análisis de la codificación de la mortalidad en España. Métodos: A 80.084 boletines estadísticos de defunción disponibles, correspondientes a las Comunidades Autónomas de Andalucía, Cantabria, Murcia, Navarra y País Vasco, y la ciudad de Barcelona, inscritos en 1999, se les asigna la Causa Básica de Defunción (CBD según la novena y la décima revisión de la CIE. Las CBD se agregan en una lista de 17 grupos y se calcula la correspondencia simple, el índice kappa y las razones de comparabilidad por grandes causas. Resultados: El 3,6% de las defunciones cambia de grupo debido al aumento (36,4% de las enfermedades infecciosas y parasitarias, principalmente por la inclusión del sida, y la correspondiente disminución por exclusión de las enfermedades endocrinas, nutricionales y metabólicas, que además pierden el síndrome mielodisplásico, que pasa al capítulo de las neoplasias. Aumenta (14,7% la agrupación formada por las enfermedades del sistema nervioso, del ojo y sus anexos, y del oído y de la apófisis mastoides, a expensas de las enfermedades mentales y del comportamiento, por la inclusión de la psicosis orgánica senil y presenil. Se incrementan las entidades mal definidas (14,1% al añadirse la parada cardíaca y sinónimos junto con la insuficiencia cardiorrespiratoria, en detrimento de las enfermedades del aparato circulatorio. Las enfermedades del sistema respiratorio aumentan (4,8% por la inclusión de la insuficiencia respiratoria, antes considerada una causa mal definida. Para el conjunto de causas se obtuvo una concordancia simple del 96,4% con un índice kappa del 94,9%. Conclusiones: La introducción de la CIE-10 afecta a la comparabilidad de las series estadísticas de mortalidad por causas. Los resultados de este estudio permiten conocer las principales modificaciones y

  8. Intususcepción intestinal por pólipo fibroide inflamatorio en una anciana

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    Antonio M. Maya

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available El pólipo fibroide inflamatorio es un tumor benigno poco frecuente del tubo digestivo, descripto por Vanek en 1949. Son lesiones de etiología desconocida, originadas en la submucosa. Están formadas por células mononucleares y mesenquimatosas con citoplasma fusocelular, con una importante proporción de eosinófilos. Sus síntomas son variables, dependiendo de su localización, y son una r ara causa de intususcepción intestinal en adultos. Presentamos el caso de una mujer de 82 años, que sufrió una rara intususcepción de intestino delgado, originada en un pólipo fibroide inflamatorio.

  9. Praga, una suburbanización semidirigida

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    Welch Guerra, Max

    2011-01-01

    Índice Praga: breve perfil urbanístico. Nuevos factores para el desarrollo espacial desde 1989. Dos nuevos planes para la ciudad en su conjunto. Una suburbanización semidirigida. Entrevistas a expertos realizadas entre enero y julio de 2000. Bibliografía.ResumenDesde hace alrededor de 10 años se producen en Europa centrooriental transformaciones sociales profundas que abren un nuevo capítulo en la historia del urbanismo. A causa de muy diversos factores, en las estructuras urbanas de las gran...

  10. Entorno regulatorio y ausentismo laboral. Una aproximación teórica

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    Carlos Alberto Restrepo Rivillas

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Este documento presenta una revisión de literatura sobre trabajos recientes que se ocupan de las causas del absentismo desde varias perspectivas. En particular, se consideran causas asociadas con aspectos del contexto organizacional y social, demográficos, de personalidad, de actitudes y de toma de decisiones. Se detalla una propuesta metodológica en la que, mediante la aplicación de un modelo de regresión logística, utilizando datos de la Encuesta Continua de Hogares para Colombia, se puede evaluar la asociación entre el tipo de contrato y la probabilidad de incurrir en comportamientos de absentismo en las organizaciones. Se plantea que los empleados con contrato escrito tienen mayor probabilidad de ausentarse que las personas con contrato verbal. Igualmente se plantea una asociación positiva entre el absentismo y otras variables, como la intensión de retiro y el número de niños con los que convive el empleado. De igual modo se sugiere que la asociación entre tipo de contrato y absentismo difiere según el género y el estado civil del trabajador. Otras variables relacionadas con características de la organización se utilizan para controlar algunos efectos dentro de los modelos.

  11. Entorno regulatorio y ausentismo laboral. Una aproximación teórica

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    Carlos Alberto Restrepo Rivillas

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Este documento presenta una revisión de literatura sobre trabajos recientes que se ocupan de las causas del absentismo desde varias perspectivas. En particular, se consideran causas asociadas con aspectos del contexto organizacional y social, demográficos, de personalidad, de actitudes y de toma de decisiones. Se detalla una propuesta metodológica en la que, mediante la aplicación de un modelo de regresión logística, utilizando datos de la Encuesta Continua de Hogares para Colombia, se puede evaluar la asociación entre el tipo de contrato y la probabilidad de incurrir en comportamientos de absentismo en las organizaciones. Se plantea que los empleados con contrato escrito tienen mayor probabilidad de ausentarse que las personas con contrato verbal. Igualmente se plantea una asociación positiva entre el absentismo y otras variables, como la intensión de retiro y el número de niños con los que convive el empleado. De igual modo se sugiere que la asociación entre tipo de contrato y absentismo difiere según el género y el estado civil del trabajador. Otras variables relacionadas con características de la organización se utilizan para controlar algunos efectos dentro de los modelos.

  12. [Biomechanics changes of lumbar spine caused by foraminotomy via percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic lumbar discectomy].

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    Qian, J; Yu, S S; Liu, J J; Chen, L; Jing, J H

    2018-04-03

    Objective: To analyze the biomechanics changes of lumbar spine caused by foraminotomy via percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic lumbar discectomy using the finite element method. Methods: Three healthy adult males (aged 35.6 to 42.3 years) without spinal diseases were enrolled in this study and 3D-CT scans were carried out to obtain the parameters of lumbar spine. Mimics software was applied to build a 3D finite element model of lumbar spine. Graded resections (1/4, 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4) of the left superior articular process of L(5) were done via percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic lumbar discectomy. Then, the pressure of the L(4/5) right facets, the pressure of the L(4/5) intervertebral disc and the motion of lumbar spine were recorded after simulating the normal flexion and extension, lateral flexion and rotation of the lumbar spine model during different resections. The data were compared among groups with analysis of variance. Results: Comparing with the normal group, after 1/4 resection of the left superior articular process of L(5), the pressure of the L(4/5) right facets showed significant differences during left lateral flexion and rotation of lumbar spine ( q =8.823, 8.248, both P biomechanics and the stability of lumbar spine changed partly after 1/4 resection of the superior articular process and obviously after more than 2/4 is resected. The superior articular process should be paid more attention during foraminotomy via percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic lumbar discectomy.

  13. Bloqueo facetario guiado por TC; eficacia diagnóstica, eficacia terapéutica e indicaciones radiológicas.

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    Motos Cabodevilla, Naiara

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    El origen del dolor lumbar puede ser diverso pero una de las principales causa es el síndrome facetario. Este estudio tiene como objetivo determinar la eficacia diagnóstica y eficacia terapéutica de los bloqueos facetarios mediante infiltraciones guiadas por tomografía computarizada (TC). Asimismo establecer posibles indicaciones o criterios diagnósticos radiológicos del síndrome facetario El bloqueo facetario guiado por TC es un procedimiento simple, seguro y mínimamente invasivo que puede s...

  14. Cetoacidosis Diabética como causa de ingreso en UTIPP

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    Frank Ernesto Medina Alí

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo con el objetivo de describir el comportamiento de los ingresos por cetoacidosis diabética en adolescentes en la unidad de terapia intensiva polivalente pediátrica (utipp de Camagüey, desde enero de 1999 hasta diciembre del 2003, teniendo en cuenta que el adolescente diabético presenta problemas y características en su comportamiento que lo hacen marcadamente diferentes del niño y el adulto diabético y generalmente la diabetes del adolescente se considera ¿inestable¿ dado sus frecuentes episodios de hipoglucemia y cetoacidosis . El universo quedó integrado por 54 pacientes que ingresaron por esta causa, los cuales se obtuvieron del libro de ingresos y egresos y de la revisión de historias clínicas y los datos se procesaron en microstat. Se obtuvo como resultados que el grupo de edades más afectados fue el de 10-14 años con 62.96%, las féminas con 57.40% predominando como el año más afectado, el 1999 con 17 pacientes para un 31.48% con una disminución significativa en los años siguientes sólo ingresando el 12.97% en el 2003, el debut de la diabetes y las transgresiones dietéticas fueron las causas que más se presentan. Se concluye que la cetoacidosis es frecuente en la adolescencia, que la CAD severa constituye la forma más frecuente de debut, y que todo médico debe estar capacitado para reconocer precozmente dicho cuadro con el fin de evitar las complicaciones fatales para la vida de estos pacientes.

  15. Causas de desapego a tratamiento, dieta y seguimiento de pacientes con diabetes y factores asociados con la enfermedad

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    De la Cruz Maldonado, María Guadalupe; Vargas Morales, Juan Manuel; Ledezma Tristán, Erika Selene; Holguín Carrillo, Mariana Carolina; Martínez Castellanos, Alan Ytzeen; Fragoso Morales, Lilia Esperanza

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    La Diabetes Mellitus (DM) es un problema de salud pública mundial que se presenta en una gran cantidad de países. En la región de las Américas, para el 2007, la mortalidad evitable por DM fue de 22,000 casos. México ocupa el segundo lugar mundial en prevalencia de diabetes y se estima que para 2018 podría ocupar el primer lugar. En este estudio se presentan las principales causas de desapego al tratamiento farmacológico y dieta indicada, en pacientes de un municipio de San Luis Potosí.Las pri...

  16. [Finite element analysis of lumbar pelvic and proximal femur model with simulate lumbar rotatory manipulation].

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    Hu, Hua; Xiong, Chang-Yuan; Han, Guo-Wu

    2012-07-01

    To study the changes of displacement and stress in the model of lumbar pelvic and proximal femur during lumbar rotatory manipulation. The date of lumbar pelvic and proximal femur CT scan by Mimics 10.01 software was established a lumbar pelvic and proximal femur geometric model, then the model was modified with Geomagic 9, at last the modified model was imported into hypermesh 10 and meshed with tetrahedron, at the same time,add disc and ligaments. According to the principle of lumbar rotatory manipulation,the lumbar rotatory manipulation were decomposed. The mechanical parameters assigned into the three-dimensional finite element model. The changes of displacement and stress in the model of lunbar pelvic and proximal femur under the four conditions were calculated with Abaqus model of Hypermesh 10. 1) Under the same condition,the displacement order of lumbar was L1>L2>L3>L5 L5, anterior column > middle column > posterior column. 2) Under the different conditions, the displacement order of lumbar,case 3>case 1>case 4>case 2. 3) Under the same conditions, the displacement order of lumbar inter-vertebral disc from L1,2 to L5S1 was L1,2>L2,3>L3,4>L4,5>L5S1, as for the same inter-vertebral disc, the order was: second quadrant>third quadrant>first quadrant>fourth quadrant. 4) Under the different conditions,the displacement order of the inter-vertebral disc was L1,2>L2,3>L3,4>L4,5>L5S1, but to same inter-vertebral disc: case 3>case 4>case 1 >case 2. 5) There were apparent displacement and stress concentration in pelvis and hip during the manipulation. 1) The principles of lumbar rotation manipulation closely related to the relative displacement caused by rotation of various parts of lumbar pelvic and proximal femur model; 2) During the process of lumbar rotatory manipulation, the angle of lateral bending and flexion can not be randomly increased; 3) During the process of lumbar rotatory manipulation, all the conditions of lumbar pelvic and proximal femur must be

  17. Etiology of lumbar lordosis and its pathophysiology: a review of the evolution of lumbar lordosis, and the mechanics and biology of lumbar degeneration.

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    Sparrey, Carolyn J; Bailey, Jeannie F; Safaee, Michael; Clark, Aaron J; Lafage, Virginie; Schwab, Frank; Smith, Justin S; Ames, Christopher P

    2014-05-01

    The goal of this review is to discuss the mechanisms of postural degeneration, particularly the loss of lumbar lordosis commonly observed in the elderly in the context of evolution, mechanical, and biological studies of the human spine and to synthesize recent research findings to clinical management of postural malalignment. Lumbar lordosis is unique to the human spine and is necessary to facilitate our upright posture. However, decreased lumbar lordosis and increased thoracic kyphosis are hallmarks of an aging human spinal column. The unique upright posture and lordotic lumbar curvature of the human spine suggest that an understanding of the evolution of the human spinal column, and the unique anatomical features that support lumbar lordosis may provide insight into spine health and degeneration. Considering evolution of the skeleton in isolation from other scientific studies provides a limited picture for clinicians. The evolution and development of human lumbar lordosis highlight the interdependence of pelvic structure and lumbar lordosis. Studies of fossils of human lineage demonstrate a convergence on the degree of lumbar lordosis and the number of lumbar vertebrae in modern Homo sapiens. Evolution and spine mechanics research show that lumbar lordosis is dictated by pelvic incidence, spinal musculature, vertebral wedging, and disc health. The evolution, mechanics, and biology research all point to the importance of spinal posture and flexibility in supporting optimal health. However, surgical management of postural deformity has focused on restoring posture at the expense of flexibility. It is possible that the need for complex and costly spinal fixation can be eliminated by developing tools for early identification of patients at risk for postural deformities through patient history (genetics, mechanics, and environmental exposure) and tracking postural changes over time.

  18. Tuberculosis una enfermedad prevenible y curable

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    García-Goez, José Fernando; Bedoya Quintero, Yamile

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    La tuberculosis (TB) es una de las infecciones mas importante a nivel mundial, pues causa un número importante de muertes a pesar de ser prevenible y curable La Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) estima que 1/3 de la población mundial se encuentra infectada por el Mycobacterium tuberculosis causante de la TB y anualmente se reportan 8.8 millones de casos nuevos de TB, que fallecen 3 millones de personas a consecuencia de esta enfermedad y entre un 10% y 12% de los pac...

  19. Does Lordotic Angle of Cage Determine Lumbar Lordosis in Lumbar Interbody Fusion?

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    Hong, Taek-Ho; Cho, Kyu-Jung; Kim, Young-Tae; Park, Jae-Woo; Seo, Beom-Ho; Kim, Nak-Chul

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    Retrospective, radiological analysis. To determine that 15° lordotic angle cages create higher lumbar lordosis in open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) than 4° and 8° cages. Restoration of lumbar lordosis is important to obtain good outcome after lumbar fusion surgery. Various shapes and angles of cages in interbody fusion have been used; however, it is not proved that lordotic angle of cages determine lumbar lordosis. Sixty-seven patients were evaluated after TLIF using 15° cages and screw instrumentation. For comparison, TLIF using 4° lordotic angle cages in 65 patients and 8° cages in 49 patients were analyzed. Lumbar lordosis angles, segmental lordosis angles, disc height, and bony union rate were measured on the radiographs. The lumbar lordosis was 31.1° preoperatively, improved to 42.9° postoperatively, and decreased to 36.4° at the last follow-up in the 15° group. It was 35.8° before surgery, corrected to 41.5° after surgery, and changed to 33.6° at the last follow-up in the 4° group. In the 8° group, it was 32.7° preoperatively, improved to 39.1° postoperatively, and decreased to 34.5° at the last follow-up. These changes showed statistical significances (P lordosis at L4-5 was 6.6° before surgery, 13.1° after surgery, and 9.8° at the last follow-up in the 15° group. It was 6.9°, 9.5°, and 6.2° in the 4° group and 6.7°, 9.8°, and 8.1° in the 8° group, respectively (P lordosis after TLIF. Cages with sufficient lordotic angle showed better restoration of lumbar lordosis and prevention of loss of correction. 4.

  20. Y...¿Dónde está la resilencia? una reflexión conceptual

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    Juan Pablo Kalawski

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    Full Text Available Tras analizar críticamente el desarrollo histórico del concepto de resiliencia en la psicología y la psiquiatría, proponemos no considerar la resiliencia como una variable psicológica en sí misma. En cambio, sugerimos considerar resilientes a todas las personas que presentan un resultado inesperado frente a una determinada situación adversa, independientemente de las causas de ese resultado. Ofrecemos además una distinción entre factores protectores, factores de recuperación y factores de control conductual. Finalmente, discutimos las implicaciones de estas propuestas para la investigación

  1. Causas externas e mortalidade materna: proposta de classificacao

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    Alves, Mercia Maria Rodrigues; Alves, Sandra Valongueiro; Antunes, Maria Bernadete de Cerqueira; Santos, Dirce Luiza Pereira dos

    2013-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Analisar os óbitos por causas externas e causas mal definidas em mulheres em idade fértil ocorridos na gravidez e no puerpério precoce. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 399 óbitos de mulheres em idade fértil de Recife, PE, de 2004 a 2006. A pesquisa utilizou o método Reproductive Age Mortality Survey e um conjunto de instrumentos de investigação padronizados. Foram usados como fontes de dados laudos do Instituto Médico Legal, prontuários hospitalares e da Estratégia Saúde da Família e ...

  2. Posibilidades de conocer la edad de una obra

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    Calleja, J.

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    Full Text Available Not availableEl problema de conocer la edad de una obra se presenta con cierta frecuencia, unas veces surgido de querellas entre arrendadores y arrendatarios (desahucios por realización de modificaciones por porte de los segundos en fincas de los primeros, sin la autorización de éstos, y otras planteado por investigaciones de índole arqueológica. En el primer caso la ley fija un plazo de prescripción de los derechos del arrendador sobre el arrendatario, y de ahí que el problema gire alrededor de la fecha de ejecución de la obra causa del desahucio. En el segundo, la naturaleza del tema es muy diferente y, en general, éste se plantea de forma que hay que determinar si los restos hallados en unas ciertas excavaciones son o no de la misma época que los encontrados en otras.

  3. Gossypiboma complicated with paraspinal abscess and lumbar sinus: An uncommon complication of posterior lumbar spinal surgery

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    Sahoo, Ranjan Kumar; Tripathy, Pradipta; Das, Pulin Bihari; Mohapatra, Debahuti

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    A 42-year-old female presented with the complaint of purulent discharging sinus over posterior lumbar area following one month of lumbar spinal surgery for prolapsed intervertebral disc. Gossypiboma complicated with paraspinal abscess and sinus track formation over posterior lumbar area was diagnosed in magnetic resonance imaging which was confirmed in re- exploration of lumbar spinal operative site.

  4. Valoración del tratamiento mediante radiofrecuencia en dolor lumbar de orígen facetario

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    Correas Alguacil, Noemi; Muniesa Portoles, Josep Maria; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Medicina

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    Evaluar la eficacia de la técnica de radiofrecuencia facetaria guiada por TAC en el síndrome facetario lumbar refractario a tratamiento conservador. II. Materiales y métodos. Analizamos la respuesta a la radiofrecuencia guiado por TAC en 32 pacientes. El análisis incluyo una evaluación clínica previa, al mes, a los 3, 6 meses y al año. III. Resultados y conclusiones. El análisis demuestra una disminución notable y significativa de la puntuación media del EVA y mejoría en la valoración funcion...

  5. “DISCULPE, SEÑOR JUEZ... ¿ME PERMITE DECIR UNAS PALABRAS?” IDENTIDADES, PERFORMANCES JURÍDICAS Y DRAMA SOCIAL EN LOS TESTIMONIOS DE SOBREVIVIENTES EN LA MEGA CAUSA LA PERLA, CÓRDOBA (ARGENTINA

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    Mariana Tello

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    Full Text Available En Argentina, lo judicial se configura como la principal vía a la hora de enfrentar las atrocidades cometidas durante la última dictadura (1976-1983, generando identidades como las de victimarios o víctimas. Si bien lo que define a estas figuras jurídicas es haber cometido o haber sido blanco de un delito; una aproximación antropológica a este caso revela la maleabilidad de estas representaciones y una constante disputa en torno a las mismas. El presente artículo se enfoca en un tipo particular de víctimas, las cuales son también los principales testigos de los crímenes cometidos durante la dictadura: los sobrevivientes de centros clandestinos de detención y exterminio. Más precisamente, busca analizar las memorias e identidades relacionadas con las experiencias concentracionarias a partir de una aproximación etnográfica alos testimonios judiciales vertidos en la Mega Causa “La Perla” (Córdoba, Argentina. El texto aborda cómo, en lo que se refiere a este grupo, las categorías de “testigos” o “víctimas” fueron construidas en diferentes escenas judiciales, para luego centrarse en las audiencias y específicamente en los pasajes con los que los sobrevivientes introducen sus testimonios. Estas introducciones resultan particularmente reveladoras en tanto contextos privilegiados para la disputa de las representaciones sobre los ’70, las identidades de sus protagonistas y, en términos más amplios, los procesos de gestión de esas identidades a lo largo de tres décadas.

  6. CODIFICACIÓN DE LAS CAUSAS DE MUERTE CON EL SOFTWARE IRIS. IMPACTO EN LAS ESTADÍSTICAS DE MORTALIDAD DE LA COMUNIDAD FORAL DE NAVARRA

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    Yugo Floristán Floristán

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    Full Text Available Fundamentos: Existen pocos estudios que analicen los cambios en las estadísticas de mortalidad derivados de la utilización del software IRIS para la codificación automática de la causa de muerte en comparación a la codificación manual. El objetivo de esta investigación fue evaluar el impacto del uso de IRIS en las estadísticas de mortalidad de Navarra. Métodos: Se procedió a una doble codificación de la causa básica de 5.060 boletines de defunción correspondientes a los fallecimientos de residentes en Navarra en 2014. Se establecieron las correspondencias entre ambas codificaciones para los capítulos de la CIE10 y la lista de causas INE-102 y se estimó el cambio en las tasas de mortalidad. Resultados: Con el software IRIS se codificaron automáticamente el 90% de las defunciones. Se observó una coincidencia a 4 caracteres y en el mismo capítulo de la CIE10 en el 79,1 y el 92,0% de los casos. La coincidencia para la lista reducida INE-102 fue del 88,3%. Se encontraron coincidencias más elevadas en las defunciones de personas menores de 65 años. Se observó un incremento de las muertes por enfermedades endocrinas (31%, trastornos mentales (19% y enfermedades del sistema nervioso (9%, mientras que diminuyeron las enfermedades del sistema genitourinario (21%. Conclusiones: La coincidencia a nivel de los capítulos de CIE10 de la codificación con IRIS respecto a la manual se da en 9 de cada 10 defunciones. La implantación de IRIS comporta un incremento de las enfermedades endocrinas, fundamentalmente diabetes mellitus e hiperlipidemias, y de los trastornos mentales, fundamentalmente las demencias.

  7. Aplicación de la tribología y el análisis de la causa raíz (RCA en motores de combustión interna. // Application of tribology and root cause analysis (RCA on diesel engine.

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    F. Martínez Pérez

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available En el trabajo, se hace empleo de la herramienta de trabajo Análisis de la Causa Raíz (RCA para llegar a unas primerasconclusiones acerca de fallos producidos en el nudo tribológico válvula – guía de válvula en un motor de combustióninterna, y así pasar a hallar la causa final y dar solución al problema. El método permite arribar a conclusiones en cuanto ala causa del problema.Palabras claves: Tribología, Análisis causa raíz, RCA, desgaste, motor de combustión interna.______________________________________________________________________________Abstract:It is used the process root cause in the analysis of a problem in the tribological pair valve- valve guide of an internalcombustion engine. Using this process was possible to have the first conclusions in the problem and finally to arriveto a final conclusion about the cause of the problem.Key words: Tribology, RCA, wear, engine.

  8. Comprehensive comparing percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy with posterior lumbar internal fixation for treatment of adjacent segment lumbar disc prolapse with stable retrolisthesis

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    Sun, Yapeng; Zhang, Wei; Qie, Suhui; Zhang, Nan; Ding, Wenyuan; Shen, Yong

    2017-01-01

    Abstract The study was to comprehensively compare the postoperative outcome and imaging parameter characters in a short/middle period between the percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) and the internal fixation of bone graft fusion (the most common form is posterior lumbar interbody fusion [PLIF]) for the treatment of adjacent segment lumbar disc prolapse with stable retrolisthesis after a previous lumbar internal fixation surgery. In this retrospective case-control study, we collected the medical records from 11 patients who received PELD operation (defined as PELD group) for and from 13 patients who received the internal fixation of bone graft fusion of lumbar posterior vertebral lamina decompression (defined as control group) for the treatment of the lumbar disc prolapse combined with stable retrolisthesis at Department of Spine Surgery, the Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University (Shijiazhuang, China) from May 2010 to December 2015. The operation time, the bleeding volume of perioperation, and the rehabilitation days of postoperation were compared between 2 groups. Before and after surgery at different time points, ODI, VAS index, and imaging parameters (including Taillard index, inter-vertebral height, sagittal dislocation, and forward bending angle of lumbar vertebrae) were compared. The average operation time, the blooding volume, and the rehabilitation days of postoperation were significantly less in PELD than in control group. The ODI and VAS index in PELD group showed a significantly immediate improving on the same day after the surgery. However, Taillard index, intervertebral height, sagittal dislocation in control group showed an immediate improving after surgery, but no changes in PELD group till 12-month after surgery. The forward bending angle of lumbar vertebrae was significantly increased and decreased in PELD and in control group, respectively. PELD operation was superior in terms of operation time, bleeding volume, recovery period

  9. La leucemia del bambino come causa di disgregazione familiare

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    G. Varchetta

    2003-05-01

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    Introduzione: le patologie del bambino, soprattutto se gravi e durature, possono essere definite come “malattie della famiglia” a causa dell’intensità di assistenza richiesta, delle difficoltà organizzative quotidiane e dello stress causato. Obiettivo: identificare il ruolo di alcuni potenziali fattori di rischio coinvolti nella rottura di famiglie di bambini leucemici.

    Materiali e metodi: mediante l’uso di questionari, sono state studiate, durante l’anno 2002, 150 cartelle cliniche di bambini leucemici dell’ospedale pediatrico “Santobono-Pausillipon”- Dipartimento di Oncologia; 11 casi sono stati esclusi per incompletezza dei dati. Outcome è stata considerata la “separazione familiare.” Sono state analizzate le seguenti variabili: trapianto di midollo osseo, lavoro del padre, della madre e loro età ed educazione, sesso ed età del bambino (CA, numerosità della famiglia, stato socio-economico, probabilità clinica di guarire (CPR, appartenenza ad una associazione. Sono state condotte analisi bivariate e logistiche. Risultati: all’analisi bivariata CA e CPR, entrambi stratificati in tre livelli, sono risultati associati alla separazione. L’Odds Ratio grezzo (OR della separazione familiare con CA di 5/10 anni e bambini di 11 anni o più a confronto con quelli d’età di 0/4 era, rispettivamente, di 8.68 (p=0.02 e di 5.7 (p=0.07. L’OR grezzo della separazione con un CPR medio e un CPR buono confrontato con un CPR basso ha dato rispettivamente 0.35 (p=0.02 e 0.08 (p‹0.001. Un modello logistico che includeva CPR come variabile principale e controllata per CA ha evidenziato che la probabilità di guarigione è media o alta e, dopo aver aggiustato per l’età del bambino, è stato ottenuto un rischio di rottura familiare rispettivamente di 0.29 (p=0.01 e 0.08 (p=0.02.

    Conclusioni: la rottura dell’unità familiare è evento frequente in caso di grave

  10. CAUSAS DE MORTALIDAD EMBRIONARIA EN LA INCUBACION NATURAL Y ARTIFICIAL DE HUEVOS DE PATA CRIOLLA (Cairina moschata doméstica L.)

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    Ortiz Chavez, Hilario Hildebrando; Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (Perú).; Cumpa Gavidia, Marcial Estanislao

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    como en incubación artificial de los huevos de pata Criolla. Para ello, se incubaron en total 900 huevos, de los cuales 778 fueron fértiles. Los resultados mostraron que el almacenamiento de los huevos en el nido hasta por tres semanas permitió una mayor viabilidad de los embriones, en comparación con el almacenamiento en sala para incubación artificial. Las causas principales de mortalidad embrionaria, tanto en incubación natural como en la artificial son consecuencia de la contaminación de ...

  11. Causas referidas para o desenvolvimento de úlceras em pés de pessoas com diabetes mellitus Causas referidas al desarrollo de úlceras en piés de personas con diabetes mellitus Root causes for the development of foot ulcers of people with diabetes mellitus

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    Isabela dos Santos Martin

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar as causas referidas na etiologia das úlceras em pés de pessoas com Diabetes mellitus (DM. MÉTODOS: Estudo seccional, quantitativo, realizado no Ambulatório de Diabetes de um Hospital Universitário em Ribeirão Preto - SP. Os dados foram coletados com instrumento estruturado e exame físico dos pés de amostra de 30 pacientes diabéticos. RESULTADOS: Amostra com idade média de 57,5 anos, predominância do sexo masculino e baixa escolaridade; 90% possuíam DM tipo 2, de longa duração e mal controlado; obesidade/sobrepeso em 77% e insensibilidade plantar em 93,3%. A região metatarsiana foi o local de úlcera referido com maior frequência, e a causa foi a calosidade. CONCLUSÃO: as causas referidas envolvidas na etiologia das úlceras correspondem, de forma direta ou indireta, a fatores extrínsecos que podem ser prevenidos com cuidados básicos e de baixo custo. A insensibilidade plantar, fator fundamental desencadeador das úlceras, no entanto não foi reconhecida pelas pessoas.OBJETIVO: Analizar las causas referidas en la etiología de las úlceras en piés de personas con Diabetes mellitus (DM. MÉTODOS: Estudio seccional, cuantitativo, realizado en el consultorio externo de Diabetes de un Hospital Universitario en Ribeirão Preto - SP. Los datos fueron recolectados con un instrumento estructurado y examen físico de los piés de una muestra de 30 pacientes diabéticos. RESULTADOS: muestra conformada por personas con una edad promedio de 57,5 años, predominio del sexo masculino y baja escolaridad;el 90% poseían DM tipo 2, de larga duración y mal controlado; obesidad/sobre peso en el 77% e insensibilidad plantar en el 93,3%. La región metatarsiana fue referida, con mayor frecuencia, como el lugar de la úlcera y la causa fue la callosidad. CONCLUSIÓN: Las causas que están involucradas en la etiología de las úlceras corresponden, de forma directa o indirecta, a factores extrínsecos que pueden ser prevenidos

  12. Co-occurrence of lumbar spondylolysis and lumbar disc herniation with lumbosacral nerve root anomaly

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    Yılmaz, Tevfik; Turan, Yahya; Gülşen, İsmail; Dalbayrak, Sedat

    2014-01-01

    Lumbosacral nerve root anomalies are the leading cause of lumbar surgery failures. Although co-occurrence of lumbar spondylolysis and disc herniation is common, it is very rare to observe that a nerve root anomaly accompanies these lesions. A 49-year-old male patient presented with sudden-onset right leg pain. Examinations revealed L5/S1 lumbar spondylolysis and disc herniation. At preoperative period, he was also diagnosed with lumbosacral root anomaly. Following discectomy and root decompression, stabilization was performed. The complaints of the patient diagnosed with lumbosacral root anomaly at intraoperative period were improved at postoperative period. It should be remembered that in patients with lumbar disc herniation and spondylolysis, lumbar root anomalies may coexist when clinical and neurological picture is severe. Preoperative and perioperative assessments should be made meticulously to prevent neurological injury. PMID:25210343

  13. Co-occurrence of lumbar spondylolysis and lumbar disc herniation with lumbosacral nerve root anomaly

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    Tevfik Yilmaz

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Lumbosacral nerve root anomalies are the leading cause of lumbar surgery failures. Although co-occurrence of lumbar spondylolysis and disc herniation is common, it is very rare to observe that a nerve root anomaly accompanies these lesions. A 49-year-old male patient presented with sudden-onset right leg pain. Examinations revealed L5/S1 lumbar spondylolysis and disc herniation. At preoperative period, he was also diagnosed with lumbosacral root anomaly. Following discectomy and root decompression, stabilization was performed. The complaints of the patient diagnosed with lumbosacral root anomaly at intraoperative period were improved at postoperative period. It should be remembered that in patients with lumbar disc herniation and spondylolysis, lumbar root anomalies may coexist when clinical and neurological picture is severe. Preoperative and perioperative assessments should be made meticulously to prevent neurological injury.

  14. Discussão sobre as causas da Síndrome de Burnout e suas implicações à saúde do profissional de enfermagem

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: describir las causas y consecuencias de Síndrome Burnout, discutiendo las posibles consecuencias para el profesional de enfermería. Método: estudio descriptivo y exploratorio, realizado a través de revisión de la literatura. El tema fue realizado por una división en categorías que aborden las causas y factores también el síndrome más amplio. Resultados: a partir del análisis de los resultados, parece que el proceso está estrechamente relacionado con factores de organización, individuales personales, e incluso inherente a la profesión. Los efectos descritos son numerosos, la participación de las esferas física, mental, emocional, organizacional y familiar. Conclusión: este es el problema actual que merece enfoques psicosociales y estudios que permitan medidas para minimizar el sufrimiento de los profesionales que trabajan.

  15. Desarrollo de una vacuna probiótica para el tratamiento del cáncer cérvico-uterino

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    Cortés Pérez, Naima Gisela; Bermúdez Humarán, Luis Gilberto; Alcocer González, Juan Manuel; Gruss, Alexandra; Le Loir, Yves; Langella, Phillipe; Luna Leal, Roberto Montes de Oca

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    Dado que el virus del papiloma humano tipo 16 (HPV- 16) es la principal causa del cáncer cérvicouterino, hay una gran necesidad de desarrollar una vacuna profiláctica y/o terapéutica. La oncoproteína E7 es constitutivamente producida por neoplasias cervicales y, por tanto, considerada como un blanco potencial para dirigir el desarrollo de una vacuna terapéutica contra el cáncer cérvico-uterino. En este trabajo desarrollamos un sistema inducible para expresar la proteín...

  16. La simulación como causa de ineficacia jurídica en el Código Civil cubano

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo aborda un tema que ha adquirido una significativa relevancia a raíz del creciente desarrollo de las relaciones contractuales como expresión de la autonomía de la voluntad. La simulación no solo es utilizada en la vida cotidiana del hombre como autora de apariencias, sino que alcanza el ámbito de los negocios jurídicos. De ello se encargarán estas líneas, en las que se analizarán los contornos teóricos de la simulación como causa de ineficacia jurídica y su regulación en el Código Civil cubano de 1987.

  17. Acupuntura y electroacupuntura en el alivio del dolor de la osteoartrosis de la región lumbar

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    Full Text Available La osteoartrosis de la región lumbar es causa importante de dolor o incapacidad física. Las diferentes terapias usadas no siempre son eficaces, y los fármacos empleados no están exentos de reacciones indeseables. Su tratamiento ha experimentado una tendencia hacia la utilización de métodos más conservadores, incrementándose en los últimos años el uso de la acupuntura y la electroacupuntura. En este estudio comparamos la eficacia de ambas, pues en la literatura revisada existen criterios controvertidos acerca de la superioridad de uno u otro. Fueron estudiados 1 658 pacientes que acudieron a la Clínica del Dolor con este diagnóstico, a los que se indicó acupuntura o electroacupuntura, utilizando iguales puntos (meridianos de vejiga, vesícula biliar, puntos dolorosos y puntos extrameridianos correspondientes a la inervación segmentaria; solo varió el uso de estímulo eléctrico. Los pacientes fueron evaluados según escala análoga visual (EAV. Ambos métodos resultaron eficaces en nuestro estudio. La respuesta al tratamiento ocurrió en forma más rápida y efectiva en la electroacupuntura y no se produjeron reacciones adversas.Osteoarthritis in the lumbar region is a significant cause of pain or physical disability. The different therapies applied are not always effective and the drugs used may cause undesirable reactions. Its treatment has experienced a trend towards more conservative methods and the use of acupuncture and electroacupuncture has increased in recent years. In the present study, their effectiveness is compared, since in the reviewed literature there are controversial criteria about the superiority of one of them. A total of 1 658 patients who received attention at the Pain Clinic with this diagnosis were studied. Acupuncture or electroacupuncture were indicated by using the same points (bladder meridians, gall bladder, painful points and extrameridian points, corresponding to segmentary innervation. There was only

  18. Causas externas e mortalidade materna: proposta de classificacao

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    Mercia Maria Rodrigues Alves

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar os óbitos por causas externas e causas mal definidas em mulheres em idade fértil ocorridos na gravidez e no puerpério precoce. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 399 óbitos de mulheres em idade fértil de Recife, PE, de 2004 a 2006. A pesquisa utilizou o método Reproductive Age Mortality Survey e um conjunto de instrumentos de investigação padronizados. Foram usados como fontes de dados laudos do Instituto Médico Legal, prontuários hospitalares e da Estratégia Saúde da Família e entrevistas com os familiares das mulheres falecidas. Óbitos por causa externa na gravidez foram classificados de acordo com a circunstância da morte usando-se o código O93 e calculadas as razões de mortalidade materna antes e depois da classificação. RESULTADOS: Foram identificados 18 óbitos na presença de gravidez. A maioria das mulheres tinha entre 20 e 29 anos, de quatro a sete anos de estudo, eram negras, solteiras. Quinze óbitos foram classificados com o código O93 como morte relacionada à gravidez (13 por homicídio - O93.7; dois por suicídio - O93.6 e três mortes maternas obstétricas indiretas (uma homicídio - O93.7 e duas por suicídio - O93.6. Houve incremento médio de 35,0% nas razões de mortalidade materna após classificação. CONCLUSÕES: Os óbitos por causas mal definidas e no puerpério precoce não ocorrem por acaso e sua exclusão dos cálculos dos indicadores de mortalidade materna aumentam os níveis de subinformação.

  19. Lumbar lordosis.

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    Been, Ella; Kalichman, Leonid

    2014-01-01

    Lumbar lordosis is a key postural component that has interested both clinicians and researchers for many years. Despite its wide use in assessing postural abnormalities, there remain many unanswered questions regarding lumbar lordosis measurements. Therefore, in this article we reviewed different factors associated with the lordosis angle based on existing literature and determined normal values of lordosis. We reviewed more than 120 articles that measure and describe the different factors associated with the lumbar lordosis angle. Because of a variety of factors influencing the evaluation of lumbar lordosis such as how to position the patient and the number of vertebrae included in the calculation, we recommend establishing a uniform method of evaluating the lordosis angle. Based on our review, it seems that the optimal position for radiologic measurement of lordosis is standing with arms supported while shoulders are flexed at a 30° angle. There is evidence that many factors, such as age, gender, body mass index, ethnicity, and sport, may affect the lordosis angle, making it difficult to determine uniform normal values. Normal lordosis should be determined based on the specific characteristics of each individual; we therefore presented normal lordosis values for different groups/populations. There is also evidence that the lumbar lordosis angle is positively and significantly associated with spondylolysis and isthmic spondylolisthesis. However, no association has been found with other spinal degenerative features. Inconclusive evidence exists for association between lordosis and low back pain. Additional studies are needed to evaluate these associations. The optimal lordotic range remains unknown and may be related to a variety of individual factors such as weight, activity, muscular strength, and flexibility of the spine and lower extremities. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  20. Atención integral y mejora de la calidad de vida en el paciente pediátrico oncológico: una intervención enfermera en cuidados paliativos

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    Gil Sánchez, María

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    El cáncer infantil constituye la primera causa de muerte por enfermedad en la población pediátrica en los países desarrollados y la segunda causa de muerte más frecuente en niños mayores de un año, después de los accidentes. Cada día más, es una enfermedad en la que aumentan las garantías de éxito y curación, aunque requiere de un tratamiento complejo, muchas veces largo y que afecta de forma determinante a la estructura personal y social de una familia. Durante las últimas décadas, los avanc...

  1. Diagnóstico de policitemia absoluta como posible causa de episodios convulsivos en un perro

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    Sandra Acevedo T.

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    Full Text Available Se expone el caso de un perro poodle de 3 años de edad, el cual hace un año comenzó a convulsionar esporádicamente, principalmente después de hacer ejercicio y en algunas ocasiones presentó temblor generalizado. Al examen clínico realizado se observó mucosas orales y oculares hiperémicas. Al realizar los exámenes paraclínicos complementarios se encontró en hemogramas seriados un aumento marcado del hematocrito y la hemoglobina con niveles de proteínas plasmáticas en rangos normales, y una eritropoyectina 10 veces por debajo del rango normal. Se realizó ecografía abdominal y evaluación cardiaca. El diagnóstico fue de policitemia absoluta como la causa de las convulsiones.

  2. Enlargement of lumbar spinal canal in lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis. Evaluation with three-dimensional computed tomography

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    Kunishi, Yoshihiko

    2003-01-01

    A number of clinical studies have demonstrated that enlargement of the lumbar spinal canal is one of the effective surgical procedures for the treatment of the lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis and provides a good result. In the present study, we have evaluated the long-term outcome of the enlargement of the lumbar canal without fusion in thirty eight patients with lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis using three-dimensional computed tomography (3D-CT) The improvement rate was excellent in 80% of the patients (mean improvement ratio, 83%) according to the Japanese Orthopedic Association scoring system. We found that the sufficient enlargement of the canal was obtained by the surgery and maintained for a long period of time. The results from 3D-CT suggested that a round shape was maintained in the canal after the surgery because of pressures of the dura mater against to the bony canal. None of patients showed lumbar instability. In conclusion, enlargement of lumbar canal without fusion is useful for the treatment of lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis, and the enlarged canal has been maintained for a long period of time after the surgery. The results demonstrated the clinical utility of 3D-CT to evaluate the preoperative and postoperative shape of the spine. (author)

  3. A análise da mortalidade por causa básica e por causas múltiplas Analysis of mortality by underlying and multiple causes of death

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    Ruy Laurenti

    1974-12-01

    Full Text Available Foram comentados alguns aspectos das estatísticas de mortalidade por causas básicas e por causas múltiplas. Utilizando uma amostra de óbitos ocorridos em hospitais e obtendo informações adicionais através dos prontuários médicos, foram refeitos os atestados comparando-os com os originais. Foi verificado que a causa básica está declarada incorretamente em 37,7% dos casos e que existem discordâncias que se compensam. O número médio de diagnósticos por atestados de óbito foi de 1,9, elevando-se para 2,9 quando se dispõem de informações adicionais. O número médio de diagnósticos adicionais que acompanhou a causa básica aumentou quanto mais longa foi a evolução da doença básica. A codificação de causas múltiplas tem como vantagens o reconhecimento de freqüências de doenças que raramente são consideradas básicas e as estatísticas de mortalidade por causas múltiplas não são afetadas pelas mudanças das regras de seleção da causa de morte.Some aspects of mortality statistics based on underlying and multiple causes of death are analysed. A sample was drawn for study from deaths ocurred in hospitals using the official death certificates. With the help of additional information taken from medical records the death certificates were filled out again and compared with the original ones showing that the basic cause of death was incorrectly stated in 37.7% of the official death certificates and that there were some counterbalancing divergences. The average number of diagnosis per official death certificate was 1.9. With additional information it went up to 2.9. The longer the evolution of the basic illness, the greater the increase of the average number of additional diagnosis accompanying the basic cause. The multiple causes of death classification allowed acknowledgement of rare causes of death that very seldomly appeared as underlying causes of death. The mortality statistics by causes are not affected by the changes

  4. Principales causas de la morosidad en la jurisdicción laboral

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    Rafael Ospina Morales

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El proyecto desarrollado es de gran magnitud e importancia, toda vez que surgen “cascadas de leyes” que al poco tiempo de su vigencia, están siendo modificadas, adicionadas o derogadas, por quienes solucionan todos los problemas de Estado con sus administrados, expidiendo leyes, SINAVERIGUARLAS CAUSAS que han generado la patología social en determinado momento. La Ley debe tener en cuenta el fenómeno social, pero no a la ligera, sino profundizando sobre el origen y causa del mismo. Esto es lo que pregona científicamente la Escuela Constructivista. Con la presente investigación se contribuye a establecer algunas de las causas que generan la morosidad en la jurisdicción laboral.

  5. NEUROMUSCULAR CONTROL IN LUMBAR DISORDERS

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    Ville Leinonen

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available Impaired motor and sensory functions have been associated with low back pain (LBP. This includes disturbances in a wide range of sensorimotor control e.g. sensory dysfunctions, impaired postural responses and psychomotor control. However, the physiological mechanisms, clinical relevance and characteristics of these findings in different spinal pathologies require further clarification. The purposes of this study were to investigate postural control, lumbar muscle function, movement perception and associations between these findings in healthy volunteers (n=35, patients with lumbar disc herniation (n=20 and lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS, n=26. Paraspinal muscle responses for sudden upper limb loading and muscle activation during flexion-extension movement and the lumbar endurance test were measured by surface electromyography (EMG. Postural stability was measured on a force platform during two- and one-footed standing. Lumbar movement perception was assessed in a motorised trunk rotation unit in the seated position. In addition, measurements of motor-(MEP and somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP and needle EMG examination of lumbar multifidus muscles were performed in the LSS patients. Clinical and questionnaire data were also recorded. A short latency paraspinal muscle response (~50 ms for sudden upper limb loading was observed. The latency of the response was shortened by expectation (p=0.017. The response latency for unexpected loading was similar in healthy persons and disc herniation patients but the latency was not shortened by expectation in the patients (p = 0.014. Also impaired postural control (p < 0.05 and lumbar movement perception (p = 0.012 were observed in disc herniation patients. The impaired lumbar movement perception (p=0.054 and anticipatory muscle activation (p = 0.043 tended to be restored after successful surgery but postural control had still not recovered after 3 months of follow-up. The majority of LSS patients were unable

  6. Desarrollo de una Sonda de ADN de Origen Plasmídico para la identificación y detección de Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

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    Torres Sánchez, María José

    2016-01-01

    Neisseria gonorrhoeae, es el agente causal de la gonococia, enfermedad de transmisión sexual reconocida como una de las causas principales de morbilidad en muchas zonas del mundo (Donegan, 1985). La gonococia es a menudo recurrente y ocasionalmente produce complicaciones, como la enfermedad inflamatoria pélvica –causa de embarazos ectópicos e infertilidad--, la infección gonocócica diseminada y la epididimitis, entre otras. Ya que el diagnós...

  7. Clinical application of percutaneous lumbar puncture to treat sciatica caused by lumbar disc herniation under CT guidance

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    Wang Linyou; Li Yuan; Shao Yangtong

    2004-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the effect of the percutaneous lumbar puncture to treat sciatica caused by lumbar disc herniation. Methods: 75 cases of lumbar disc herniation with significant clinical signs were confirmed by CT scan. The technique of the percutaneous lumbar puncture led the needle to approach nerve root and injected medicine diffusing into extraduramater, and then relieved the symptom of sciatica. Results: The rate of success of percutaneous lumbar puncture guided by CT reached to 100%. After two weeks of follow-up, the symptom of pain was obviously improved and disappeared in 63.3% cases. There were 23.0% cases needed a second procedure, and no change was obsesved in 9.3% cases. Conclusions: The percutaneous lumbar puncture guided by CT to treat sciatica resulted from lumbar disc herniation is one of the safe, reliable, effective new methods with no complication. The long term effectiveness is still in need of investigation. (authors)

  8. Causas, medios y estrategias de afrontamiento en la agresión online en escolares de Murcia (España

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    Ana M. Gimenez Gualdo

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    Full Text Available Las situaciones de violencia entre iguales o bullying forman parte de la vida cotidiana de muchos escolares que viven sumidos en un círculo vicioso de humillaciones y vejaciones constantes por parte de sus compañeros dentro del centro educativo. Además, la fácil accesibilidad de los menores a las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TIC, el escaso control y la conciencia imperante de impunidad en la red, dispone al ciberespacio como el lugar idóneo para violentar a otros iguales con la telefonía móvil e Internet. Este es el caso del cyberbullying que se está convirtiendo en una amenaza creciente para la integridad personal, psicológica y social de sus implicados. Aunque haya pasado una década desde que se comenzara a estudiar este tema, aún son escasas las investigaciones en España que indaguen en el conocimiento de sus causas, factores, roles implicados y consecuencias. Por ello, el presente artículo muestra los resultados encontrados al analizar las causas que ciberagresores y cibervíctimas atribuyen a la existencia de cyberbullying, las herramientas tecnológicas más utilizadas y las estrategias de afrontamiento de un grupo de escolares entre 6º de Primaria a 1º de Bachillerato de la Región de Murcia (España. Se concluye alertando de la necesidad de ahondar en el mayor conocimiento de esta problemática para prevenir sus peligrosas consecuencias en la vida presente y futura de nuestros estudiantes.

  9. Una reflexión sobre el concepto de síndrome

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    Héctor Reverend Pacheco

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    Full Text Available El Síndrome es una constelación unida entre sí por un mecanismo anormal, que indica el camino o pauta que conduce a la causa que desequilibra al Sistema. En Medicina, el Síndrome es la constelación de síntomas y/o signos relacionados con un mecanismo anormal, que conduce al diagnóstico de la enfermedad que afecta al paciente.

  10. Alteraciones en el eje intestino-riñón durante la enfermedad renal crónica: causas, consecuencias y propuestas de tratamiento

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    Ivan Armando Osuna-Padilla

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    Full Text Available La enfermedad renal crónica y el estado urémico se asocian con alteraciones en la permeabilidad intestinal y cambios en la microbiota intestinal, provocando una mayor producción y translocación de toxinas urémicas como sulfato de indoxilo (IS y sulfato de p-cresilo (pCS, detonando una respuesta inflamatoria. El estado inflamatorio y el incremento en concentraciones séricas de IS y pCS se han asociado con una mayor mortalidad, mayor número de eventos cardiovasculares y mayores alteraciones en el metabolismo mineral y óseo. Se han estudiado diversas estrategias nutricionales y farmacológicas para modular la microbiota intestinal y mejorar las alteraciones en la permeabilidad intestinal, entre ellas la suplementación con probióticos, prebióticos y simbióticos, modificaciones en la composición de la dieta y uso de agentes adsorbentes. El objetivo del presente trabajo es realizar una revisión de las causas de las alteraciones intestinales y de la microbiota intestinal en el paciente con enfermedad renal crónica, analizando las consecuencias de dichos cambios y las intervenciones estudiadas hasta la actualidad.

  11. Análisis de las causas de rotación de personal de la empresa Holcrest S.A.S

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    La retención del personal es una parte importante de los esfuerzos del área de recursos humanos y de la organización en general, ya que la desvinculación representa costos y daño de la imagen organizacional. Es así como el estudio y análisis de la retención de personal se ha convertido en parte de la gestión organizacional. Con la presente investigación se busca analizar las causas que inciden en la rotación de personal en la empresa prestadora de servicios del grupo Holcim, Holcrest S.A.S, u...

  12. Teledetección no es Tele-adivinación: La importancia de las causas en Viticultura de Precisión

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    Gómez-Miguel Vicente D.

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    Full Text Available La cartografía realizada a partir de la información procedente de sensores remotos es un producto de actualidad que se ofrece con éxito gracias principalmente a su atractiva presentación y a su bajo coste. La información se obtiene mediante sensores instalados en satélites, aviones y otras aeronaves a alta, media o baja altura, tripuladas o no y en vehículos terrestres autopropulsados o no. Los sensores y elementos asociados son capaces de procesar la radiación de gran parte del espectro electromagnético y convertirla en imágenes que representan la emisión de una determinada zona geográfica. A pesar de que el procedimiento puede llegar a ser muy sofisticado, el resultado que se proporciona al viticultor con mayor o menor detalle (resolución o más o menos elaborado, es prácticamente siempre el mismo: uno o varios mapas en los que se recoge la respuesta obtenida por el sensor de lo que hay en la parcela en el preciso momento en el que pasa el vehículo en el que se ha instalado. Por lo tanto, este mapa representa la respuesta del estado “electromagnético” de una parcela en un momento determinado, sin embargo, las causas de la variabilidad que se aprecia en el propio mapa se desconocen. Estas causas son muy complejas y se relacionan principalmente con la variabilidad de los elementos del clima, la geología, el relieve, el suelo, la planta y el momento de realización del proceso. Factores todos ellos de gran importancia en la configuración del terroir y que influyen en la calidad del producto. En este trabajo tratamos del alcance real de la teledetección y de la importancia de la cartografía de las causas que inciden en la heterogeneidad de la parcela/explotación para un uso adecuado en Viticultura de Precisión, todo ello dentro de un modelo general de producción vitícola para la obtención de vinos de calidad.

  13. Mortalidade em idosos por diabetes mellitus como causa básica e associada

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    Cláudia Medina Coeli

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO:Analisar a mortalidade por diabetes mellitus em idosos e a subenumeração do diabetes como causa do óbito de acordo com estatísticas baseadas unicamente em causa básica de óbito. MÉTODOS:Foram revisadas todas as 2.974 declarações de óbito ocorridas em 1994 de idosos residentes em um núcleo habitacional localizado na cidade do Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Destas, foram estudados 291 óbitos, tendo o diabetes mellitus como causa básica (150 e associada (141. A proporção de óbitos em que a diabetes aparece como causa básica em relação ao total de óbitos por diabetes foi calculada de forma global e segundo sexo e faixa etária. RESULTADOS:Dos 291 óbitos estudados, 138 (47,4% ocorreram em homens, e 153, em mulheres (52,6%. As taxas de mortalidade apresentaram crescimento contínuo com o avançar da idade, sendo superiores no sexo masculino, embora a diferença entre sexos tenha sido menor para a análise baseada unicamente na causa básica. Observou-se proporção elevada de óbitos domiciliares (22%. A proporção de óbitos por diabetes como causa básica foi de 51,5%, sendo maior nas mulheres do que nos homens. CONCLUSÕES:A análise das estatísticas de mortalidade baseadas unicamente na causa básica do óbito pode levar a perfis distorcidos, em função da subenumeração não ocorrer aleatoriamente. Estudos adicionais em coortes de idosos brasileiros diabéticos são necessários para permitir uma avaliação mais acurada da mortalidade nesse grupo.

  14. Fiscalidad de la MIPYME mexicana como una causa de su cierre

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    Analaura Medina Conde

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Las Micro, Pequeñas y Medianas empresas se pierden de manera acelerada, por lo que en la presente investigación se realiza un estudio de la fiscalidad a la que se enfrentan respecto de las aportaciones de seguridad social. Esto permite observar el objeto de estudio desde los elementos que componen la relación jurídico-tributaria. Es decir, desde el punto de vista del patrón, del trabajador y del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, ante el problema específico de cierre de un alto porcentaje de estas unidades económicas, que provocan la pérdida considerable de empleos, trabajadores condenados a una vejez sin seguridad social y a un Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social con problemas financieros. Por ello se listan algunas de las problemáticas de la MIPYME no porque sean específicas de ésta, sino porque la grande empresa tiene características diferentes. Así mismo se presenta la propuesta de posibles soluciones.

  15. Fiscalidad de la MIPYME mexicana como una causa de su cierre

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    Analaura Medina Conde

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Las Micro, Pequeñas y Medianas empresas se pierden de manera acelerada, por lo que en la presente investigación se realiza un estudio de la fiscalidad a la que se enfrentan respecto de las aportaciones de seguridad social. Esto permite observar el objeto de estudio desde los elementos que componen la relación jurídico-tributaria. Es decir, desde el punto de vista del patrón, del trabajador y del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, ante el problema específico de cierre de un alto porcentaje de estas unidades económicas, que provocan la pérdida considerable de empleos, trabajadores condenados a una vejez sin seguridad social y a un Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social con problemas financieros. Por ello se listan algunas de las problemáticas de la MIPYME no porque sean específicas de ésta, sino porque la grande empresa tiene características diferentes. Así mismo se presenta la propuesta de posibles soluciones.

  16. Success factors in cause-related marketing projects Determinantes de suceso en cumplimiento de programas de marketing relacionado a causas Determinantes de sucesso na implementação de programas de marketing relacionado a causas

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    Maíse Soares Pereira

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Corporate social responsibility attempts to align organizational and social objectives. Alignment can be achieved by application of cause-related marketing (CRM methods. Therefore this article seeks to identify main determinants of success in CRM campaigns. This research was qualitative for an in depth study of three Brazilian companies. Results show that widespread communication, use of marketing mix, synergy between the cause and company business and long term action as well as a strong reputation for social responsibility are mainstays for success in CRM objectivesLa visión de responsabilidad social como recurso estratégico empresarial representa una manera de, aunque bajo consideraciones éticas, hacer conque objetivos organizacionales caminen lado a lado con objetivos sociales. Una de las formas encontradas para aliar tales propósitos se refiere al esfuerzo de utilización de herramientas de Marketing Relacionado a Causas (MRC. Así, la intención de este artículo es identificar el conjunto de factores que influencian el suceso de campañas de MRC, a partir de su adopción por las empresas más actuantes y representativas del estado del arte en esta área. Las campañas desarrolladas en tres empresas actuantes en Brasil fueron evaluadas basándose en el modelo de factores extraído de las propuestas de Adkins (1999 y de Pringle y Thompson (2000. Por lo tanto, la finalidad de este estudio fue alcanzada mediante la investigación cualitativa con casos múltiples. Factores como amplia divulgación y utilización de los componentes (mix de marketing, sinergia entre causa y negocio de la empresa y duración de largo plazo, aliados a fuerte reputación de responsabilidad social, independientemente de las campañas, fueron identificados como los pilares necesarios para el suceso en el alcance de las metas de campañas de MRCA visão de responsabilidade social como recurso estratégico empresarial representa uma maneira de, ainda que sob

  17. Lumbar Scoliosis Combined Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and Herniation Diagnosed Patient Was Treated with “U” Route Transforaminal Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy

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    Binbin Wu

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    Full Text Available The objective was to report a case of a 63-year-old man with a history of low back pain (LBP and left leg pain for 2 years, and the symptom became more serious in the past 5 months. The patient was diagnosed with lumbar scoliosis combined with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS and lumbar disc herniation (LDH at the level of L4-5 that was confirmed using Computerized Topography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The surgical team preformed a novel technique, “U” route transforaminal percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD, which led to substantial, long-term success in reduction of pain intensity and disability. After removing the osteophyte mass posterior to the thecal sac at L4-5, the working channel direction was changed to the gap between posterior longitudinal ligament and thecal sac, and we also removed the herniation and osteophyte at L3-4 with “U” route PELD. The patient’s symptoms were improved immediately after the surgical intervention; low back pain intensity decreased from preoperative 9 to postoperative 2 on a visual analog scale (VAS recorded at 1 month postoperatively. The success of the intervention suggests that “U” route PELD may be a feasible alternative to treat lumbar scoliosis with LSS and LDH patients.

  18. Lumbar lordosis in female collegiate dancers and gymnasts.

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    Ambegaonkar, Jatin P; Caswell, Amanda M; Kenworthy, Kristen L; Cortes, Nelson; Caswell, Shane V

    2014-12-01

    Postural deviations can predispose an individual to increased injury risk. Specifically, lumbar deviations are related to increased low back pain and injury. Dancers and gymnasts are anecdotally suggested to have exaggerated lumbar lordosis and subsequently may be at increased risk of lumbar pathologies. Our objective was to examine lumbar lordosis levels in dancers and gymnasts. We examined lumbar lordosis in 47 healthy collegiate females (17 dancers, 29 gymnasts; mean age 20.2 ± 1.6 yrs) using 2-dimensional sagittal plane photographs and the Watson MacDonncha Posture Analysis instrument. Participants' lordosis levels were cross-tabulated and a Mann-Whitney U-test compared lumbar lordosis between groups (plordosis deviations. The distribution of lordosis was similar across groups (p=0.22). Most dancers and gymnasts had moderate or marked lumbar lordosis. The extreme ranges of motion required during dancing and gymnastics may contribute to the participants' high lumbar lordosis. Instructors should be aware that there may be links between repetitive hyperextension activities and lumbar lordosis levels in dancers and gymnasts. Thus, they should proactively examine lumbar lordosis in their dancers and gymnasts. How much age of training onset, regimens, survivor bias, or other factors influence lumbar lordosis requires study. Longitudinal studies are also needed to determine if lumbar lordosis levels influence lumbar injury incidence in dancers and gymnasts.

  19. Lumbar radiculopathy due to unilateral facet hypertrophy following lumbar disc hernia operation: a case report.

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    Kökeş, Fatih; Günaydin, Ahmet; Aciduman, Ahmet; Kalan, Mehmet; Koçak, Halit

    2007-10-01

    To present a radiculopathy case due to unilateral facet hypertrophy developing three years after a lumbar disc hernia operation. A fifty two-year-old female patient, who had been operated on for a left L5-S1 herniated lumbar disc three years ago, was hospitalized and re-operated with a diagnosis of unilateral facet hypertrophy. She had complaints of left leg pain and walking restrictions for the last six months. Left Straight Leg Raising test was positive at 40 degrees , left ankle dorsiflexion muscle strength was 4/5, left Extensor Hallucis Longus muscle strength was 3/5, and left Achilles reflex was hypoactive. Lumbar spinal Magnetic Resonance Imaging revealed left L5-S1 facet hypertrophy. Lumbar radiculopathy due to lumbar facet hypertrophy is a well-known neurological condition. Radicular pain develops during the late postoperative period following lumbar disc hernia operations that are often related to recurrent disc herniation or to formation of post-operative scar tissue. In addition, it can be speculated that unilateral facet hypertrophy, which may develop after a disc hernia operation, might also be one of the causes of radiculopathy.

  20. Surgical outcome of posterior lumbar interbody fusion with pedicle screw fixation for lumbar spondylolisthesis

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    Shoda, Motoi; Kuno, Shigehiko; Inoue, Tatsushi

    2009-01-01

    Problems of lumbar spondylolisthesis treatment are many surgical tactics, elderly patient, osteoporosis, complications and recurrence of the symptoms. PLIF (posterior lumbar interbody fusion) and PS (pedicle screw) fixation technique for lumbar spondylolisthesis provide good patient satisfaction. Good outcome has been reported by only laminectomy alone, but patient satisfaction becomes worse year after year. The role of instrumentation for lumbar spondylolisthesis is decompression of the nerve root, correction of lumbar pathologies, bony fusion and early mobilization. We show our surgical technique and long term outcome of PLIF with PS for lumbar spondylolisthesis. Three hundred and fifty cases of lumbar spondylolisthesis were operated on in Department of Neurosurgery, Fujita Health University during the period of from December 1992 to August 2008. Patient background: age 16-84 years old (mean 62.5), Gender: male 153, female 197. Follow-up period 1-180 months (mean 61.2). Degenerative: 255, Isthmic: 63, Dysplastic: 10, Fracture: 5 and scoliosis 16 cases. Surgical procedure was PS with interbody fusion cage: 331, Hybrid cage (titanium cage with hydroxyapatite) 314, PS with Cerabone: 2 and PS with autograft: 17. CT was done to evaluate bony fusion postoperatively. Post operative improvements by JOA (Japan Orthopedic Association) score is 11.4 before surgery, 24.1 (post op. within 2 years), 25.4 (post op. 2-5 years), 25.0 (post op. 5-10 years) and 22.4 (post op. 10-15 years). Significant improvements were observed in %Slip and Slip angle but no remarkable change was observed in lumbar lordotic angle by postoperative X-ray evaluation. No root injury, and systemic complication except 4 cases of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage during surgery. Two cases were reoperated in whom cage with autograft migration due to pseudoarthrosis. Two cases had to undergo screw and cage system removal due to infection. Two cases of adjacent level stenosis had to undergo operation 10

  1. Spinaplasty following lumbar laminectomy for multilevel lumbar spinal stenosis to prevent iatrogenic instability

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    Surendra Mohan Tuli

    2011-01-01

    Conclusion: Spinaplasty following posterior decompression for multilevel lumbar canal stenosis is a simple operation, without any serious complications, retaining median structures, maintaining the tension band and the strength with least disturbance of kinematics, mobility, stability and lordosis of the lumbar spine.

  2. Comparación entre la respuesta de la actividad muscular lumbar en plataforma vibratoria y en ejercicio clásico de squat isométrico en 30º y 60º. (A comparison of the lumbar muscle activity responsein 30º and 60º isometric squat between whole-body vibration and a classic exercise.

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    Full Text Available Whole-body vibration (WBV has improved as a variety of exercises, so it is necessary know muscles responses to the vibration stimulus.The aim of this work was to study and to compare the change in muscle activation in the lumbar area and lower body between the whole-body vibration exercise and classic strength exercises in isometric squat.23 subjects were exposed to six different loads in one of each exercise mode: vibration or classic strength. Both exercises were performed at 30º and 60º semi-squat position. Muscle activity of the lower body and lumbar area was measured using surface electromyography activity (EMG.The results showed that the response of lumbar area in WBV was lower than in the classic strength exercise at the same value of lower body sEMG. Lumbar sEMG was highest for the classic exercise. Moreover, during 30º squat sEMG was higher than during 60ºsquat.ResumenEl aumento del uso de la plataforma vibratoria como forma de realizar ejercicio conlleva la necesidad de conocer las respuestas musculares al estímulo de la misma.El objetivo de este trabajo ha sido estudiar y comparar la respuesta de la activación muscular de la zona lumbar y del tren inferior en el trabajo de plataforma vibratoria con el trabajo clásico de fuerza en un squat isométrico.23 sujetos fueron sometidos a 6 condiciones de vibración y a 6 de un trabajo clásico de pesas. Se analizó la sEMG del tren inferior y de la zona lumbar en un trabajo isométrico de un squat con flexión de 30º y 60º de rodilla.Los resultados muestran que para un mismo valor de sEMG del tren inferior, los valores de sEMG de la zona lumbar son menores en el ejercicio vibratorio. Existiendo en el trabajo de pesas una mayor exigencia en la zona lumbar. Además, con una flexión de 30º la activación muscular es mayor en todas las condiciones. (p

  3. ¿Puede haber algo que se llame una política ambiental?

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    Álvarez, Freddy

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    La pregunta enunciada de esta manera “puede haber”, cuestiona no sólo sobre la existencia de algo, pues existen políticas ambientales; no indaga sobre el “hay” ya que la existencia no está en duda; la pregunta ersa sobre el poder de la existencia: es saber si puede existir una política ambiental o no. La existencia nace del poder, porque ser es una cuestión de poder ser, el poder no es la causa del ser, pero no hay ser sin poder. Además no es tener poder, es ser a través del poder. En consec...

  4. Análisis y evaluación económica de los accidentes de trabajo en el marco de una empresa multiservicios

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    Naves García, Nerea

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    El presente TFM consiste primeramente, en el análisis y registro de los accidentes de trabajo registrados durante un año en una empresa multiservicios para posteriormente analizar sus causas y consecuencias en la empresa.

  5. Delimitación del Marketing con Causa o Marketing Social Corporativo mediante el análisis de empresas que realizan acciones de responsabilidad social

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    Ramos e Silva, João Augusto; Periáñez Cañadillas, Iñaki

    2003-01-01

    Extracto del trabajo de investigación presentado en el programa de doctorado, que además está incluido en el formato de artículo en los anales (proceedings) de las II Jornadas Internacionales de Marketing Público y No Lucrativo (Zaragoza, abril de 2003). [ES] La ponencia es resultado de una investigación hecha para analizar si las características del Marketing con Causa o Marketing Social Corporativo, que propone la literatura, se reproducen en los estudios de casos de empresas que desa...

  6. Lumbar stenosis: clinical case

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    Pedro Sá

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    Full Text Available Lumbar stenosis is an increasingly common pathological condition that is becoming more frequent with increasing mean life expectancy, with high costs for society. It has many causes, among which degenerative, neoplastic and traumatic causes stand out. Most of the patients respond well to conservative therapy. Surgical treatment is reserved for patients who present symptoms after implementation of conservative measures. Here, a case of severe stenosis of the lumbar spine at several levels, in a female patient with pathological and surgical antecedents in the lumbar spine, is presented. The patient underwent two different decompression techniques within the same operation.

  7. Simple prediction method of lumbar lordosis for planning of lumbar corrective surgery: radiological analysis in a Korean population.

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    Lee, Chong Suh; Chung, Sung Soo; Park, Se Jun; Kim, Dong Min; Shin, Seong Kee

    2014-01-01

    This study aimed at deriving a lordosis predictive equation using the pelvic incidence and to establish a simple prediction method of lumbar lordosis for planning lumbar corrective surgery in Asians. Eighty-six asymptomatic volunteers were enrolled in the study. The maximal lumbar lordosis (MLL), lower lumbar lordosis (LLL), pelvic incidence (PI), and sacral slope (SS) were measured. The correlations between the parameters were analyzed using Pearson correlation analysis. Predictive equations of lumbar lordosis through simple regression analysis of the parameters and simple predictive values of lumbar lordosis using PI were derived. The PI strongly correlated with the SS (r = 0.78), and a strong correlation was found between the SS and LLL (r = 0.89), and between the SS and MLL (r = 0.83). Based on these correlations, the predictive equations of lumbar lordosis were found (SS = 0.80 + 0.74 PI (r = 0.78, R (2) = 0.61), LLL = 5.20 + 0.87 SS (r = 0.89, R (2) = 0.80), MLL = 17.41 + 0.96 SS (r = 0.83, R (2) = 0.68). When PI was between 30° to 35°, 40° to 50° and 55° to 60°, the equations predicted that MLL would be PI + 10°, PI + 5° and PI, and LLL would be PI - 5°, PI - 10° and PI - 15°, respectively. This simple calculation method can provide a more appropriate and simpler prediction of lumbar lordosis for Asian populations. The prediction of lumbar lordosis should be used as a reference for surgeons planning to restore the lumbar lordosis in lumbar corrective surgery.

  8. Causas "fracas" e redes causais complexas em psiquiatria

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    Luís Fernando S. C. de Araújo

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Realizamos uma análise do conceito de causalidade aplicado em psiquiatria e propomos sua abordagem baseada nas ideias de influências causais fracas e de redes causais complexas. MÉTODO: Análise conceitual de artigos e livros selecionados. RESULTADOS: Identificamos o modelo de causalidade INUS, proposto pelo filósofo J. L. Mackie que contorna algumas das dificuldades relacionadas à presença de múltiplas causas interdependentes, como parece ocorrer no caso dos transtornos mentais e mostramos que tal modelo se aplica bem ao TEPT. CONCLUSÃO: Sugerimos que o fracasso na busca de causas "fortes" para os transtornos mentais talvez indique a necessidade de revisão de nossas expectativas, com a adoção de modelos alternativos de causalidade.

  9. Tendencia de la tasa de mortalidad en una prisión española (1994-2004

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    Enrique Jesús Vera Remartínez

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: Hay pocos trabajos sobre mortalidad en el ámbito penitenciario. El objetivo es describir las causas, tasas de mortalidad y su tendencia en una prisión española. Métodos: Estudio descriptivo, de los fallecimientos en una prisión entre 01-01-1994 y 31-12-2004. Se recogieron las variables edad, sexo, fecha del óbito, serología VIH, número de CD4+ en su caso, y causa de muerte según la clasificación: muerte por VIH, por enfermedad no VIH, suicidio, intoxicación por drogas, y accidentes. Previa estandarización indirecta de tasas, comparamos la mortalidad del Centro con la del resto de las prisiones españolas. Establecimos la tendencia de las tasas de mortalidad mediante un modelo de regresión lineal. Resultados: 42 muertes, 41 hombres, 1 mujer. Mediana de edad de 33,10 años (27,72 - 36,12; IQR: 8,40. 30 (71,4% VIH+, con mediana de 177 linfocitos CD4+/µl 20 pacientes (45,24% fallecieron por VIH, 15 (38,10% por enfermedades no VIH, 3 (7,14% suicidios, 3 (7,14% intoxicaciones por drogas y 1 (2,38% accidentalmente. Las tasas crudas de mortalidad estuvieron entre 12,605‰ internos/año en 1997 y 1,758‰ internos/año en 2003, con tendencia descendente a razón de 0,976 muertes‰ internos/año (IC95%: 0,399-1,552; p=0,004. Estandarizando tasas nos corresponderían 28,6 muertes esperadas en el período, con una SMR de 1,4679. Conclusiones: Aunque la tendencia es descendente, la tasa de mortalidad obtenida en el período estudiado fue mayor que la esperada. La principal causa de mortalidad fue el síndrome de inmunodeficiencia adquirida.

  10. La deserción escolar en Costa Rica: un estudio de causas y consecuencias en una institución educativa.

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    María Eugenia Rojas Rodríguez

    2011-01-01

    Esta investigación tiene como objeto de estudio identificar la deserción estudiantil en los sétimos años del Colegio Técnico Mario Quirós Sasso, ubicado en el cantón de La Unión, de la provincia de Cartago. En el proceso de investigación se identificó que la deserción es un fenómeno multi-causal. No obstante se identificó que entre las causas que más inciden en el abandono de la institución es la socioeconómica. Este estudio propone soluciones para asegurar la permanencia de...

  11. Cumulative occupational lumbar load and lumbar disc disease – results of a German multi-center case-control study (EPILIFT

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    Michaelis Martina

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The to date evidence for a dose-response relationship between physical workload and the development of lumbar disc diseases is limited. We therefore investigated the possible etiologic relevance of cumulative occupational lumbar load to lumbar disc diseases in a multi-center case-control study. Methods In four study regions in Germany (Frankfurt/Main, Freiburg, Halle/Saale, Regensburg, patients seeking medical care for pain associated with clinically and radiologically verified lumbar disc herniation (286 males, 278 females or symptomatic lumbar disc narrowing (145 males, 206 females were prospectively recruited. Population control subjects (453 males and 448 females were drawn from the regional population registers. Cases and control subjects were between 25 and 70 years of age. In a structured personal interview, a complete occupational history was elicited to identify subjects with certain minimum workloads. On the basis of job task-specific supplementary surveys performed by technical experts, the situational lumbar load represented by the compressive force at the lumbosacral disc was determined via biomechanical model calculations for any working situation with object handling and load-intensive postures during the total working life. For this analysis, all manual handling of objects of about 5 kilograms or more and postures with trunk inclination of 20 degrees or more are included in the calculation of cumulative lumbar load. Confounder selection was based on biologic plausibility and on the change-in-estimate criterion. Odds ratios (OR and 95% confidence intervals (CI were calculated separately for men and women using unconditional logistic regression analysis, adjusted for age, region, and unemployment as major life event (in males or psychosocial strain at work (in females, respectively. To further elucidate the contribution of past physical workload to the development of lumbar disc diseases, we performed lag

  12. Reproduction of the lumbar lordosis

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    Andreasen, Marianne Løgtholt; Langhoff, Lotte; Jensen, Tue Secher

    2007-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: This study investigates whether it is possible to reproduce the lumbar lordosis in the upright position during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) by positioning the patient supine with straightened lower extremities and investigates intra- and interexaminer reliability of measurements...... of the lumbar lordosis on radiographs and MRI. METHODS: This was an observational study, which included an intra- and interexaminer reliability study. The lumbar lordosis was measured digitally on radiographs taken from 22 patients in an upright standing position, and 22 MRI scans of the same patients lying...... supine with straightened lower extremities. These measurements were compared statistically. Intra- and interexaminer reliability was calculated applying the Bland and Altman method. RESULTS: The lumbar lordosis in the standing position was reproduced in the straightened supine position with a median...

  13. Analysis of the root cause of failure in 34.5 kV premolded terminal; Analisis de la causa raiz de falla en terminal premoldeada en 34.5 kV

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    Marroquin de Jesus, A; Olivares Ramirez, J. M [Universidad Tecnologica de San Juan del Rio, San Juan del Rio, Queretaro (Mexico)]. E-mails: amarroquind@utsjr.edu.mx; jmolivaresr@utsjr.edu.mx; Solis Gastelum, Adrian; Hernandez Cruz, Jose Rigoberto [Servicios Especiales Electricos, Santiago de Queretaro, Queretaro (Mexico)]. E-mails: seesel@axtel.net; seesel1@axtel.net

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    A large number of faults in power cables are associated with improper installation of joints and terminations. In a joint improperly installed the presences of partial discharges or excessive heat generation occur over time the complete failure of the cable. However, there are cases that have nothing to do with a faulty installation, but with the operating conditions of the cables. In this paper we review the procedure to handle an emergency service to the failure of premolded terminals in medium voltage indoor type, root cause analyzes and makes recommendations for the maintenance of power lines. [Spanish] Un gran numero de fallas en cables alimentadores son asociadas con una mala instalacion de empalmes y terminales. En un empalme mal instalado la presencia de descargas parciales o generacion excesiva de calor producen con el tiempo la falla completa del cable. Sin embargo, tambien existen causas que no tienen que ver con una mala instalacion sino con las condiciones de operacion de los cables. En el presente trabajo se revisa el procedimiento para atender un servicio de emergencia ante la falla de terminales premoldeadas tipo interior en media tension, se analiza la causa raiz y se hacen recomendaciones en cuanto al mantenimiento de cables de energia.

  14. Nursing care for patients receiving percutaneous lumbar discectomy and intradiscal electrothermal treatment for lumbar disc herniation

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    Mou Ling

    2009-01-01

    Objective: To summarize the nursing experience in caring patients with lumbar intervertebral disc herniation who received percutaneous lumbar discectomy (PLD) together with intradiscal electrothermal treatment (IDET) under DSA guidance. Methods: The perioperative nursing care measures carried out in 126 patients with lumbar intervertebral disc herniation who underwent PLD and IDET were retrospectively analyzed. Results: Successful treatment of PLD and IDET was accomplished in 112 cases. Under comprehensive and scientific nursing care and observation, no serious complications occurred. Conclusion: Scientific and proper nursing care is a strong guarantee for a successful surgery and a better recovery in treating lumbar intervertebral disc herniation with PLD and IDET under DSA guidance. (authors)

  15. La traduccion del conocimiento en cancer cervicouterino: una brecha entre la investigacion sobre las causas y la investigacion sobre la atencion al paciente?

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    David Fajardo-Ortiz

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo construimos un mapa de la traducción del conocimiento sobre cáncer cervicouterino, basado en el análisis de redes de citación y en el uso de términos del “Gene Ontology” y del Medical Heading Subject. Identificamos dos campos de investigación sobre cáncer cervicouterino, pobremente conectados entre sí, que difieren en estructura, contenido y evolución. Un área esta centrada en el estudio de las causas de la enfermedad, mientras que la otra se centra en la atención al paciente. En la primera área encontramos un proceso de traducción del conocimiento en la que la investigación clínica y la investigación básica se comunican a través de un conjunto de artículos que consolidan la infección por el papilomavirus como la causa necesaria del cáncer cervicouterino. La primera área está orientada a prevenir la infección por el virus del papiloma humano y el subsecuente desarrollo del cáncer cervicouterino, mientras que la otra área se ocupa de la estadificación y tratamiento de la enfermedad.

  16. Lumbar spine degenerative disease : effect on bone mineral density measurements in the lumbar spine and femoral neck

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    Juhng, Seon Kwan; Koplyay, Peter; Jeffrey Carr, J.; Lenchik, Leon

    2001-01-01

    To determine the effect of degenerative disease of the lumbar spine on bone mineral density in the lumbar spine and femoral neck. We reviewed radiographs and dual energy x-ray absorptiometry scans of the lumbar spine and hip in 305 Caucasian women with suspected osteoporosis. One hundred and eight-six patient remained after excluding women less than 40 years of age (n=18) and those with hip osteoarthritis, scoliosis, lumbar spine fractures, lumbar spinal instrumentation, hip arthroplasty, metabolic bone disease other than osteoporosis, or medications known to influence bone metabolism (n=101). On the basis of lumbar spine radiographs, those with absent/mild degenerative disease were assigned to the control group and those with moderate/severe degenerative disease to the degenerative group. Spine radiographs were evaluated for degenerative disease by two radiologists working independently; discrepant evaluations were resolved by consensus. Lumbar spine and femoral neck bone mineral density was compared between the two groups. Forty-five (24%) of 186 women were assigned to the degenerative group and 141 (76%) to the control group. IN the degenerative group, mean bone mineral density measured 1.075g/cm? in the spine and 0.788g/cm 2 in the femoral neck, while for controls the corresponding figures were 0.989g/cm 2 and 0.765g/cm 2 . Adjusted for age, weight and height by means of analysis of variance, degenerative disease of the lumbar spine was a significant predictor of increased bone mineral density in the spine (p=0.0001) and femoral neck (p=0.0287). Our results indicate a positive relationship between degenerative disease of the lumbar spine and bone mineral density in the lumbar spine and femoral neck, and suggest that degenerative disease in that region, which leads to an intrinsic increase in bone mineral density in the femoral neck, may be a good negative predictor of osteoporotic hip fractures

  17. Patrones de incubación y eclosión del Carbonero Común Parus major en un ambiente mediterráneo: causas y consecuencias

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    Álvarez Mielgo, Elena

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    Objetivos generales: Los principales objetivos de esta tesis son describir los patrones de incubación y eclosión de una población de carbonero común Parus major en un ambiente mediterráneo, profundizar en algunas de las causas que afectan a dichos patrones, centrándonos sobre todo en las características del nido, y describir sus posibles consecuencias en el desempeño reproductor. Hipótesis general: Las características parentales, las del nido, y las condiciones ambientales pueden afectar ...

  18. Mercadotecnia social y de causas.

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    Julie A. Garrett; Lisa S Rochlin; Gloria Coe

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    A partir de 1960 el público estadounidense empezó a presionar a la comunidad empresarial para que manifestará su responsabilidad social. Para los años ochenta, las empresas consideraron nuevos modelos de filantropía, American Express, acuñó la frase de "mercadotecnia de causas" para describir las relaciones beneficiosas entre las empresas y las entidades sin fines de lucro. México ha sido un ejemplo al aceptar la participación empresarial en cuestiones comunitarias y sociales gracias a los es...

  19. La práctica judicial en las causas matrimoniales de la sociedad española del siglo XVIII

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    Margarita Ortega López

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    Full Text Available El trabajo muestra los comportamientos y estrategias que siguieron los tribunales españoles del siglo XVIII en las causas matrimoniales. Se percibe en ellos como buscaban perpetuar a toda costa la convivencia entre los esposos bajo el principio básico de autoridad masculina y obediencia femenina, existiendo una evidente complicidad entre la magistratura y el cabeza de familia afectado.The study shows the behaviours and strategys, that follow the spanish courts during the XVIII century in the matrimonial lawsuit. In them perceive it, haw they search for perpetúate insistencely the coexistence between the husbands, under the basic principie of the masculine authority and femenine obedience; existing a obvious accomplicity between the magistrate and the family's leader affected.

  20. Un método de gestión ambiental de lixiviados mediante una biobarrera secuencial

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    Zapata Muñoz, Andrés Felipe

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    A partir de la descripción de las actividades propias de la operación del relleno sanitario y granja ambiental “Los Saltos”, y de la caracterización fisicoquímica de sus lixiviados, se propone un método de evaluación ambiental que incluye el análisis de las interacciones entre estos, como diagnóstico para la elaboración de una matriz causa efecto, donde se identifican los impactos sobre los componentes ambientales. Con esta información se realizó una matriz de importancia donde se clasificaro...

  1. A CAUSA E AS POLÍTICAS DE DIREITOS HUMANOS NO BRASIL

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    Fabiano Engelmann

    Full Text Available Pretende-se analisar a emergência e consolidação da causa dos direitos humanos no Brasil nas últimas décadas. O argumento principal é que o movimento dos direitos humanos emerge, como em outros contextos da América latina, a partir da contestação do regime militar-autoritário e consolida-se a partir de marcos institucionais após a redemocratização do país. A análise do perfil das causas e dos trajetos dos principais líderes do movimento no Brasil permite afirmar que os direitos humanos transformam-se, ao longo da década de 90, em uma “causa de Estado”. Um dos indicadores mais forte dessa transformação é a articulação entre os movimentos militantes e a burocracia governamental e a expansão de programas de direitos humanos principalmente nas regiões sul, sudeste e norte.

  2. Comprehensive comparing percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy with posterior lumbar internal fixation for treatment of adjacent segment lumbar disc prolapse with stable retrolisthesis: A retrospective case-control study.

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    Sun, Yapeng; Zhang, Wei; Qie, Suhui; Zhang, Nan; Ding, Wenyuan; Shen, Yong

    2017-07-01

    The study was to comprehensively compare the postoperative outcome and imaging parameter characters in a short/middle period between the percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) and the internal fixation of bone graft fusion (the most common form is posterior lumbar interbody fusion [PLIF]) for the treatment of adjacent segment lumbar disc prolapse with stable retrolisthesis after a previous lumbar internal fixation surgery.In this retrospective case-control study, we collected the medical records from 11 patients who received PELD operation (defined as PELD group) for and from 13 patients who received the internal fixation of bone graft fusion of lumbar posterior vertebral lamina decompression (defined as control group) for the treatment of the lumbar disc prolapse combined with stable retrolisthesis at Department of Spine Surgery, the Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University (Shijiazhuang, China) from May 2010 to December 2015. The operation time, the bleeding volume of perioperation, and the rehabilitation days of postoperation were compared between 2 groups. Before and after surgery at different time points, ODI, VAS index, and imaging parameters (including Taillard index, inter-vertebral height, sagittal dislocation, and forward bending angle of lumbar vertebrae) were compared.The average operation time, the blooding volume, and the rehabilitation days of postoperation were significantly less in PELD than in control group. The ODI and VAS index in PELD group showed a significantly immediate improving on the same day after the surgery. However, Taillard index, intervertebral height, sagittal dislocation in control group showed an immediate improving after surgery, but no changes in PELD group till 12-month after surgery. The forward bending angle of lumbar vertebrae was significantly increased and decreased in PELD and in control group, respectively.PELD operation was superior in terms of operation time, bleeding volume, recovery period, and financial

  3. Causas básicas e associadas de morte por Aids, Estado de São Paulo, Brasil, 1998

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    Santo Augusto Hasiak

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Descrever o padrão da mortalidade devida a Aids segundo causas básica e associadas de morte no Estado de São Paulo, em 1998. MÉTODOS: Os dados sobre a mortalidade e a população residente no Estado de São Paulo, SP, para 1998, foram obtidos na Fundação Sistema Estadual de Análise de Dados (Seade. As causas de morte foram codificadas pelas disposições da Décima Revisão da Classificação Estatística Internacional de Doenças e Problemas Relacionados à Saúde. Os registros de Aids como causa básica e associada de morte foram recuperados e revistos. RESULTADOS: A Aids foi a causa básica em 4.619 mortes, correspondendo à décima causa (2,0% e ao coeficiente de mortalidade de 13,1 por 100.000 habitantes. As razões das mortes e os respectivos coeficientes entre homens e mulheres foram de 2,4 e 2,5. A Aids foi a segunda causa entre os homens de 20 a 34 anos de idade e entre as mulheres de 25 a 34. A idade média ao morrer entre as mulheres (34,1±12,2 anos foi estatisticamente menor que a dos homens (36,4±10,7 anos -- p<0,001. As principais causas associadas em mortes por Aids foram a insuficiência respiratória (36,1%, pneumonias (27,0%, tuberculose (19,6%, septicemias (18,6%, toxoplasmose (12,2%, pneumonia por P. carinii (8,3% e caquexia (7,9%. A Aids apresentou-se como causa associada em outras 84 mortes. As principais causas básicas destas mortes foram neoplasias malignas (28/84, afecções devidas ao uso do álcool (23/84 e diabetes mellitus (7/84. A idade média ao morrer por Aids como causa básica (35,7±11,2 anos foi estatisticamente menor que a idade média nas mortes em que Aids foi mencionada como causa associada (39,9±11,8 anos -- p<0,001. CONCLUSÕES: As causas múltiplas de morte resgatam parcialmente a história natural da Aids e oferecem subsídios para medidas preventivas adequadas e específicas.

  4. Factores asociados a la enfermedad discal lumbar de origien laboral calificados por la junta de calificación de invalidez regional de Meta, entre 2001 y 2014

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    Contreras Pinto, Wilson José

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    La enfermedad de disco lumbar de origen laboral se presenta como una patología frecuente a nivel mundial en la masa trabajadora de diferentes sectores económicos expuesta a factores de riesgo biomecánico, afectando negativamente a la persona como ser individual y social, y repercutiendo en las economías en diferentes niveles. Objetivo Establecer la prevalencia de los factores de riesgo biomecánico en los casos con diagnóstico de enfermedad de disco lumbar calificados como enfermedad de orige...

  5. Frecuencia y causas de mortalidad en caballos pura sangre inglés de carreras en el hipódromo "La Rinconada", Caracas, Venezuela

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    Morales, Abelardo; García, Francisco; Gomez, Marian; Leal, Luis; López, Pedro; Planas, Gilberto; Rodríguez, Carlos; Vallejo, Mariela; Morales, María

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    Este trabajo describe la frecuencia y causas de muerte súbita o que conllevaron a la eutanasia de caballos de carreras Pura Sangre Inglés del Hipódromo “La Rinconada” en Caracas, Venezuela. Se estudiaron 129 casos de mortalidad, 69 en caballos y 60 en yeguas, de una población de 1900 equinos durante el año 2009, mediante necropsia y análisis hematológicos, bacteriológicos e histopatológicos. La mortalidad anual fue por lo tanto 7% con un promedio mensual de 11 equinos muertos. La frecuencia d...

  6. Lumbar interspinous bursitis in active polymyalgia rheumatica.

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    Salvarani, Carlo; Barozzi, Libero; Boiardi, Luigi; Pipitone, Nicolò; Bajocchi, Gian Luigi; Macchioni, Pier Luigi; Catanoso, Mariagrazia; Pazzola, Giulia; Valentino, Massimo; De Luca, Carlo; Hunder, Gene G

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    To evaluate the inflammatory involvement of lumbar interspinous bursae in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Ten consecutive, untreated new patients with PMR and pain in the shoulder and pelvic girdles were investigated. Seven patients with spondyloarthritis (4 with psoriatic spondyloarthrits, one with entheropatic spondyloarthritis, and 2 with ankylosing spondylitis) as well as 2 patients with spinal osteoarthritis and 2 patients with rheumatoid arthritis with lumbar pain served as controls. MRI of lumbar spine was performed in all PMR patients and controls. Nine patients (5 PMR patients and 4 controls) also had MRI of the thoracic spine. MRI evidence of interspinous lumbar bursitis was found in 9/10 patients with PMR and in 5/11 controls. A moderate to marked (grade ≥2 on a semiquantitative 0-3 scale) lumbar bursitis occurred significantly more frequently in patients with PMR than in control patients (60% vs. 9%, p=0.020). In most of the patients and controls lumbar bursitis was found at the L3-L5 interspaces. Only 2 patients had bursitis at a different level (one patient had widespread lumbar bursitis, and one control at L2-L4). No interspinous bursitis was demonstrated by MRI of the thoracic spine in patients and controls. Inflammation of lumbar bursae may be responsible for the low back pain reported by patients with PMR. The prominent inflammatory involvement of bursae including those of the lumbar spine supports the hypothesis that PMR may be a disorder affecting predominantly extra-articular synovial structures.

  7. Vasculitis cerebral cisticercosa y neuropatía óptica isquémica en una paciente con amaurosis unilateral y recuperación ad integrum

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    Enríquez Coronel,Guillermo; Santos Marcial,Edgar; Cabrera Aldana,Eibar Ernesto

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    La cisticercosis es una parasitósis bien conocida que puede causar una gran cantidad de síndromes. La neuropatía isquémica-óptica es una enfermedad de adultos cuyas causas principales son hipertensión arterial y la diabetes y la arteritis de células gigantes. Presentamos el caso de una estudiante de medicina de 22 años que presentó súbitamente pérdida de la visión en el ojo derecho y después completa ceguera. Los estudios demostraron múltiples cisticercos en el hemisferio derecho. Fue tratada...

  8. EL LEGADO CON CAUSA ONEROSA QUE NO PUEDE ESTIMARSE EN DINERO

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    Full Text Available El Código Civil reconoce un tipo de legado que denomina "con causa onerosa que pueda estimarse en dinero" (artículo 1367; pero que va mencionado de paso, en tema concerniente a su modo de contribuir subsidiariamente al cumplimiento de las legítimas y mejoras lesionadas en un testamento, o al pago de las deudas hereditarias, cuando no hay lo suficiente en la herencia para cubrirlas. De ello, empero, se deduce la existencia de un legado con causa onerosa que no puede estimarse en dinero, que, por lo demás, estaba reconocido en el artículo 1543 del "Proyecto de 1853", y que puede reponerse como posible. Ayuda a configurar su estructura y funciones el tipo donatario que el Código Civil llama "con causa onerosa" (artículo 1404, en el entendido que tal causa nunca es apreciable en dinero. De donde que se sugiera que el legado en examen debe analógicamente configurarse, no como suspensiva o resolutoriamente condicionado, sino como puro y simple, cuyo efecto, por ende, es hacer adquirir el emolumento de que se trate, pero también deberlo mientras la causa esté pendiente, de modo que si la causa no sigue, hay que restituirlo, y sólo lucrarlo cuando sigue.The Civil Code recognizes a kind of legacy, that he calls "with onerous cause, that could be estimated in money" (article 1367; but that is mentioned incidentally in the subject of contribution to payment of legal hereditary portion or hereditary debts, when there is not enough in the heritage to fill them. This, however, suggests the existence of a legacy with cause that can not be estimated in money, which, also incidentally, was recognized in article 1543 of "Project 1853" and that he may recover as possible. Help to shape its structure and functions the kind of gift, that the Civil Code call "with onerous cause" (article 1404, on the understanding that such cause is never appreciably in money. This suggests that the legacy under review must analogic configured, not as unter suspensive or

  9. The Neandertal vertebral column 2: The lumbar spine.

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    Gómez-Olivencia, Asier; Arlegi, Mikel; Barash, Alon; Stock, Jay T; Been, Ella

    2017-05-01

    Here we provide the most extensive metric and morphological analysis performed to date on the Neandertal lumbar spine. Neandertal lumbar vertebrae show differences from modern humans in both the vertebral body and in the neural arch, although not all Neandertal lumbar vertebrae differ from modern humans in the same way. Differences in the vertebral foramen are restricted to the lowermost lumbar vertebrae (L4 and L5), differences in the orientation of the upper articular facets appear in the uppermost lumbar vertebrae (probably in L1 and L2-L3), and differences in the horizontal angle of the transverse process appear in L2-L4. Neandertals, when compared to modern humans, show a smaller degree of lumbar lordosis. Based on a still limited fossil sample, early hominins (australopiths and Homo erectus) had a lumbar lordosis that was similar to but below the mean of modern humans. Here, we hypothesize that from this ancestral degree of lumbar lordosis, the Neandertal lineage decreased their lumbar lordosis and Homo sapiens slightly increased theirs. From a postural point of view, the lower degree of lordosis is related to a more vertical position of the sacrum, which is also positioned more ventrally with respect to the dorsal end of the pelvis. This results in a spino-pelvic alignment that, though different from modern humans, maintained an economic postural equilibrium. Some features, such as a lower degree of lumbar lordosis, were already present in the middle Pleistocene populations ancestral to Neandertals. However, these middle Pleistocene populations do not show the full suite of Neandertal lumbar morphologies, which probably means that the characteristic features of the Neandertal lumbar spine did not arise all at once. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. Lumbar kinematic variability during gait in chronic low back pain and associations with pain, disability and isolated lumbar extension strength.

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    Steele, James; Bruce-Low, Stewart; Smith, Dave; Jessop, David; Osborne, Neil

    2014-12-01

    Chronic low back pain is a multifactorial condition with many dysfunctions including gait variability. The lumbar spine and its musculature are involved during gait and in chronic low back pain the lumbar extensors are often deconditioned. It was therefore of interest to examine relationships between lumbar kinematic variability during gait, with pain, disability and isolated lumbar extension strength in participants with chronic low back pain. Twenty four participants with chronic low back pain were assessed for lumbar kinematics during gait, isolated lumbar extension strength, pain, and disability. Angular displacement and kinematic waveform pattern and offset variability were examined. Angular displacement and kinematic waveform pattern and offset variability differed across movement planes; displacement was highest and similar in frontal and transverse planes, and pattern variability and offset variability higher in the sagittal plane compared to frontal and transverse planes which were similar. Spearman's correlations showed significant correlations between transverse plane pattern variability and isolated lumbar extension strength (r=-.411) and disability (r=.401). However, pain was not correlated with pattern variability in any plane. The r(2) values suggested 80.5% to 86.3% of variance was accounted for by other variables. Considering the lumbar extensors role in gait, the relationship between both isolated lumbar extension strength and disability with transverse plane pattern variability suggests that gait variability may result in consequence of lumbar extensor deconditioning or disability accompanying chronic low back pain. However, further study should examine the temporality of these relationships and other variables might account for the unexplained variance. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. Cambio en la esperanza de vida según tres grandes grupos de causas de muerte en Medellín, Colombia, de 1989-1991 a 1994-1996

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    Hugo Grisales Romero

    2002-11-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Examinar los cambios en la esperanza de vida en Medellín, Colombia, entre los trienios de 1989-1991 y 1994-1996, en relación con los cuatro grupos de causas de muerte utilizados convencionalmente en los estudios sobre la carga de morbilidad: grupo 1, enfermedades transmisibles, perinatales, maternas y nutricionales; grupo 2, enfermedades no transmisibles; grupo 3, traumatismos; grupo 4, causas mal definidas. Estas últimas se excluyeron del análisis debido a su ambigüedad. Métodos. Para hacer los cálculos se utilizó el método descrito por J. H. Pollard en 1986, con ayuda del programa Microsoft Excel, usando las fórmulas requeridas para su aplicación. Las operaciones fueron verificadas con el programa EPIDAT (versión 3.0 no oficial. Resultados. Entre el primer y segundo trienio (1994-1996 y 1989-1991, respectivamente se observó una ganancia total de 1,93 años en la esperanza de vida al nacer, la cual subió de 62,13 a 64,06 años. Esta ganancia fue mayor en los hombres que en las mujeres (2,42 y 1,09 años, respectivamente. Al aplicar el método de Pollard, se advirtió una ganancia en la esperanza de vida general de 2,03 años para el total de la población. La ganancia en el sexo femenino se concentró en las edades extremas (niñas de 1 a 4 años y mujeres mayores de 54, y en los hombres en las edades intermedias (entre los 25 y 44 años. Se destaca, además, que en ambos sexos la mayor pérdida porcentual en la esperanza de vida se presentó en el grupo de 15 a 19 años (23% en los hombres y 4% en las mujeres, aproximadamente. El grupo 1 de causas de defunción se asoció con una pérdida de la esperanza de vida en los hombres (0,04 años, mientras que en el grupo 2 se observó en ambos sexos un aumento de dicha esperanza (0,60 años para los hombres y 0,55 años para las mujeres. Se destaca que la mayor ganancia masculina en la esperanza de vida se relacionó con una reducción de la mortalidad por traumatismos (1

  12. Cambio en la esperanza de vida según tres grandes grupos de causas de muerte en Medellín, Colombia, de 1989-1991 a 1994-1996

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    Grisales Romero Hugo

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Examinar los cambios en la esperanza de vida en Medellín, Colombia, entre los trienios de 1989-1991 y 1994-1996, en relación con los cuatro grupos de causas de muerte utilizados convencionalmente en los estudios sobre la carga de morbilidad: grupo 1, enfermedades transmisibles, perinatales, maternas y nutricionales; grupo 2, enfermedades no transmisibles; grupo 3, traumatismos; grupo 4, causas mal definidas. Estas últimas se excluyeron del análisis debido a su ambigüedad. Métodos. Para hacer los cálculos se utilizó el método descrito por J. H. Pollard en 1986, con ayuda del programa Microsoft Excel, usando las fórmulas requeridas para su aplicación. Las operaciones fueron verificadas con el programa EPIDAT (versión 3.0 no oficial. Resultados. Entre el primer y segundo trienio (1994-1996 y 1989-1991, respectivamente se observó una ganancia total de 1,93 años en la esperanza de vida al nacer, la cual subió de 62,13 a 64,06 años. Esta ganancia fue mayor en los hombres que en las mujeres (2,42 y 1,09 años, respectivamente. Al aplicar el método de Pollard, se advirtió una ganancia en la esperanza de vida general de 2,03 años para el total de la población. La ganancia en el sexo femenino se concentró en las edades extremas (niñas de 1 a 4 años y mujeres mayores de 54, y en los hombres en las edades intermedias (entre los 25 y 44 años. Se destaca, además, que en ambos sexos la mayor pérdida porcentual en la esperanza de vida se presentó en el grupo de 15 a 19 años (23% en los hombres y 4% en las mujeres, aproximadamente. El grupo 1 de causas de defunción se asoció con una pérdida de la esperanza de vida en los hombres (0,04 años, mientras que en el grupo 2 se observó en ambos sexos un aumento de dicha esperanza (0,60 años para los hombres y 0,55 años para las mujeres. Se destaca que la mayor ganancia masculina en la esperanza de vida se relacionó con una reducción de la mortalidad por traumatismos (1

  13. El tabaco como reto educativo. una revisión desde una perspectiva sociopedagógica

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    Juan Agustín Morón Marchena

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    Full Text Available El tabaco es la primera causa aislada de mortalidad prematura (de enfermedad evitable, invalidez y muerte prematura. En el marco de la Educación para la Salud, es una cuestión que debe tratarse desde un planteamiento de carácter sociopedagógico –como tantos otros ámbitos de la Promoción de la Salud-, por cuanto: a su consumo tiene efectos muy perjudiciales para la salud, pero debe abordarse desde una perspectiva social, superando la meramente médica. Conlleva aspectos económicos, fiscales, legislativos... b Por otro lado, cada vez somos más conscientes de que la educación es el “arma” más importante par enfrentarse de manera preventiva al consumo del tabaco. Desde esta visión, la prevención del tabaco es, pues, una tarea eminentemente social y comunitaria, y la educación es la herramienta primordial par afrontar este tema. Pero para conocer la realidad del tabaco, hay que conocer todos los aspectos que lo rodean: relevancia e incidencia social, efectos, consecuencias para la salud, datos estadísticos, legislación, fiscalidad, el marco escolar, etc. El artículo pretende, desde un ángulo informativo y divulgativo, acercarnos a estas cuestiones

  14. Effects of Lumbar Fusion Surgery with ISOBAR Devices Versus Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery on Pain and Disability in Patients with Lumbar Degenerative Diseases: A Meta-Analysis.

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    Su, Shu-Fen; Wu, Meng-Shan; Yeh, Wen-Ting; Liao, Ying-Chin

    2018-06-01

    Purpose/Aim: Lumbar degenerative diseases (LDDs) cause pain and disability and are treated with lumbar fusion surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of lumbar fusion surgery with ISOBAR devices versus posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) surgery for alleviating LDD-associated pain and disability. We performed a literature review and meta-analysis conducted in accordance with Cochrane methodology. The analysis included Group Reading Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation assessments, Jadad Quality Score evaluations, and Risk of Bias in Non-randomized Studies of Interventions assessments. We searched PubMed, MEDLINE, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, the Cochrane Library, ProQuest, the Airiti Library, and the China Academic Journals Full-text Database for relevant randomized controlled trials and cohort studies published in English or Chinese between 1997 and 2017. Outcome measures of interest included general pain, lower back pain, and disability. Of the 18 studies that met the inclusion criteria, 16 examined general pain (802 patients), 5 examined lower back pain (274 patients), and 15 examined disability (734 patients). General pain, lower back pain, and disability scores were significantly lower after lumbar fusion surgery with ISOBAR devices compared to presurgery. Moreover, lumbar fusion surgery with ISOBAR devices was more effective than PLIF for decreasing postoperative disability, although it did not provide any benefit in terms of general pain or lower back pain. Lumbar fusion surgery with ISOBAR devices alleviates general pain, lower back pain, and disability in LDD patients and is superior to PLIF for reducing postoperative disability. Given possible publication bias, we recommend further large-scale studies.

  15. Análisis retrospectivo sobre la utilidad de las herramientas de valoración funcional, en las dolencias lumbares a nivel del ámbito laboral (Regional Canarias de Fremap, Año 2012

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    Alexander Vera Vicuña

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    Full Text Available Introducción: La lumbalgia o dolor lumbar (DL, constituye uno de los síndromes que provocan más consultas en el sistema sanitario, constituyendo la causa más importante de desembolso compensatorio económico, bien sea por entidades públicas como la Seguridad Social o entidades aseguradoras laborales como las mutuas. Objetivo: Determinar la posible influencia de aplicar las herramientas de valoración funcional (Nedlumb/IBV 1.0 en el seguimiento de los procesos de baja laboral por dolor lumbar, en la disminución en el tiempo de baja por dolencias lumbares, así como el ahorro en los coste por compensación de días de baja laboral. Materiales y métodos: Se realizó un estudio retrospectivo, transversal, determinando el número total de paciente con diagnóstico de Lumbalgia en la Regional Canarias de Fremap en el año 2012, extrapolando el tiempo promedio de duración de nuestras baja por dicha dolencia en Contingencia Profesional (CP, con respecto al grupo II del estudio realizado por Asepeyo en Sant Cugat en 2009, denominando a nuestro grupo de estudio, Grupo-II Fremap (Lumbalgias sin valoración funcional, que se comparó con el grupo I de dicho estudio (Lumbalgias con valoración funcional. Se estudio la correlación entre ambos grupo y si el resultado de la valoración funcional, tiene un valor pronóstico, sobre el período restante de baja posterior, en cuanto a disminución del tiempo de baja o al coste económico de la misma. Resultado: Tras comparar nuestro grupo, Grupo II-Fremap, con el Grupo I, como si se hubiera realizado la valoración funcional con el Nedlumb/IBV 1.0 a los 50 días de la baja, los resultado evidenciaron una reducción total de 758.54 días de baja, que sí se correlacionaban con el ahorro del coste diario de compensación de baja (36.3€/día, se demostraba, que se podía haber conseguido un ahorro de 27.535€ en bajas por CP por patología lumbar en la Regional Canarias en el año 2012. Además, si tambi

  16. Hérnia discal lombar Lumbar disc herniation

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    Luis Roberto Vialle

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    Full Text Available A hérnia discal lombar é o diagnóstico mais comum dentre as alterações degenerativas da coluna lombar (acomete 2 a 3% da população e a principal causa de cirurgia de coluna na população adulta. O quadro clínico típico inclui lombalgia inicial, seguida de lombociatalgia e, finalmente, de dor ciática pura. A história natural da hérnia de disco é de resolução rápida dos sintomas (quatro a seis semanas. O tratamento inicial deve ser conservador, com manejo medicamentoso e fisioterápico, podendo ser acompanhado ou não por bloqueios percutâneos radiculares. O tratamento cirúrgico está indicado na falha do controle da dor, déficit motor maior que grau 3, dor radicular associada à estenose óssea foraminal ou síndrome de cauda equina, sendo esta última uma emergência médica. Uma técnica cirúrgica refinada, com remoção do fragmento extruso, e preservação do ligamento amarelo, resolve a sintomatologia da ciática e reduz a possibilidade de recidiva em longo prazo.Lumbar disc herniation is the most common diagnosis amongst the degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine (affecting around 2 to 3% of the population, and is the principal cause of spine surgery in the adult population. The typical clinical picture includes initial lumbalgia, followed by progressive sciatica. The natural history of disc herniation is one of rapid resolution of the symptoms (from 4-6 weeks. Early treatment should be conservative, with pain management and physiotherapy, sometimes associated with selective nerve root block. Surgery should be considered if pain management is unsuccessful, if there is a motor deficit (strength grade 3 or less, where there is radicular pain associated with foraminal stenosis, or in the presence of cauda equina syndrome, the latter representing a medical emergency. A refined surgical technique, with removal of the extruded fragment and preservation of the ligamentum flavum, resolves the sciatic symptoms and reduces

  17. O aborto como causa de mortalidade materna: um pensar para o cuidado de enfermagem El aborto como causa de mortalidad materna: una reflexión sobre el cuidado de enfermería Abortion as a cause of maternal death: a thought for nursing care

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    Selisvane Ribeiro da Fonseca Domingos

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    Full Text Available O aborto é um tema polêmico e um sério problema de saúde pública mundial, responsável pela manutenção das altas taxas de mortalidade materna em muitos países em desenvolvimento. No Brasil, por se tratar de um ato ilegal, muitas mulheres que não desejam manter uma gestação acabam por procurar clínicas clandestinas, submetendo-se ao aborto em condições precárias, o que acarreta graves consequências à sua saúde física e psicológica e à própria vida. Como enfermeiras, reconhecemos a magnitude das questões que permeiam as discussões sobre o abortamento e a mortalidade materna no cenário das políticas de saúde que envolvem a área da saúde da mulher e, dessa forma, nos propomos, com este artigo, realizar uma reflexão acerca do aborto como causa de mortalidade materna.El aborto es un tema polémico y un serio problema de salud pública mundial, responsable por el mantenimiento de las altas tasas de mortalidad materna en muchos países en desarrollo. En Brasil, por tratarse de un delito, muchas mujeres que no desean continuar con un embarazo acaban buscando clínicas clandestinas sometiéndose al aborto en condiciones precarias, lo que ocasiona graves consecuencias a su salud física y psicológica y a su propia vida. Como enfermeras, reconocemos la magnitud de las cuestiones que engloban las discursiones sobre el aborto y la mortalidad materna en el escenario de las políticas de salud relacionadas con el área de la salud de la mujer y, de esta forma, nos proponemos, con este artículo, realizar una reflexión sobre el aborto como causa de mortalidad materna.Abortion is a polemic theme and a serious public health problem in the world, responsible for the maintenance of high maternal death rates in many developing countries. In Brazil, even though it is an illegal act, many women who do not wish to maintain their pregnancy end up seeking underground clinics where they undergo abortions in precarious conditions, carrying

  18. Accidentes en la infancia: una problemática actual en pediatría Accidents in the childhood: a current problem in pediatrics

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    Migdalia Torres Márquez

    Full Text Available Las lesiones accidentales constituyen una de las principales causas de amenaza para la vida en la población infantil, por lo cual la prevención de accidentes puede considerarse una emergencia sanitaria y social, tanto por la elevada mortalidad, morbilidad y discapacidad que estos ocasionan como por el elevado costo económico que representan; por tal razón, en el presente estudio se revisó la bibliografía especializada sobre algunos aspectos de interés, tales como: factores de riesgo, causas más frecuentes, condiciones favorecedoras y algunas medidas para prevenirlos, teniendo en cuenta que padres y educadores desempeñan una función primordial en esta tarea.Accidental injuries constitute one of the main life-threatening causes in children population, therefore the prevention of accidents can be considered a social and health emergency due to their high mortality, morbidity, inability and economic high cost. The present study reviewed the specialized literature cited on some interesting aspects, such as risk factors, most frequent causes, favorable conditions and some measures to prevent them, considering that parents and educators play an essential role in this task.

  19. Mortalidad por causas violentas en adolescentes y jóvenes: un desafio para la Región de las Américas

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    Yunes,João; Zubarew,Tamara

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    Este trabajo describe la tendencia de la mortalidad por homicidios, suicidios, accidentes de tráfico y otras causas externas, en la población total, adolescente y joven, de 16 países de la Región de las Américas. Se utiliza información del período comprendido entre los años 1980 y para el ultimo año disponible de la decada de 1990, proveniente del Banco de Datos de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud. Se realiza una descripción diferencial de los subgrupos de adolescentes y jóvenes, por ...

  20. Biomechanical effect of altered lumbar lordosis on intervertebral lumbar joints during the golf swing: a simulation study.

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    Bae, Tae Soo; Cho, Woong; Kim, Kwon Hee; Chae, Soo Won

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    Although the lumbar spine region is the most common site of injury in golfers, little research has been done on intervertebral loads in relation to the anatomical-morphological differences in the region. This study aimed to examine the biomechanical effects of anatomical-morphological differences in the lumbar lordosis on the lumbar spinal joints during a golf swing. The golf swing motions of ten professional golfers were analyzed. Using a subject-specific 3D musculoskeletal system model, inverse dynamic analyses were performed to compare the intervertebral load, the load on the lumbar spine, and the load in each swing phase. In the intervertebral load, the value was the highest at the L5-S1 and gradually decreased toward the T12. In each lumbar spine model, the load value was the greatest on the kypholordosis (KPL) followed by normal lordosis (NRL), hypolordosis (HPL), and excessive lordosis (EXL) before the impact phase. However, results after the follow-through (FT) phase were shown in reverse order. Finally, the load in each swing phase was greatest during the FT phase in all the lumbar spine models. The findings can be utilized in the training and rehabilitation of golfers to help reduce the risk of injury by considering individual anatomical-morphological characteristics.

  1. Clinical study of bilateral decompression via vertebral lamina fenestration for lumbar interbody fusion in the treatment of lower lumbar instability

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    GUO, SHUGUANG; SUN, JUNYING; TANG, GENLIN

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    The aim of this study was to observe the clinical effects of bilateral decompression via vertebral lamina fenestration for lumbar interbody fusion in the treatment of lower lumbar instability. The 48 patients comprised 27 males and 21 females, aged 47?72 years. Three cases had first and second degree lumbar spondylolisthesis and all received bilateral vertebral lamina fenestration for posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) using a threaded fusion cage (TFC), which maintains the three-column...

  2. Mercadotecnia social y de causas.

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    Julie A. Garrett

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    Full Text Available A partir de 1960 el público estadounidense empezó a presionar a la comunidad empresarial para que manifestará su responsabilidad social. Para los años ochenta, las empresas consideraron nuevos modelos de filantropía, American Express, acuñó la frase de "mercadotecnia de causas" para describir las relaciones beneficiosas entre las empresas y las entidades sin fines de lucro. México ha sido un ejemplo al aceptar la participación empresarial en cuestiones comunitarias y sociales gracias a los esfuerzos de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud.

  3. Análisis de la mortalidad en una población rural catalana en el último tercio del siglo XIX: Canet D'Adri, 1872-1900

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    García Rafanell, Josep María; Saez Zafra, Marc; Faixedas Brunsoms, María Teresa

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    Fundamento: Realizamos un análisis descriptivo de la mortalidad en una población rural catalana (Canet d'Adri, a 12 km de Girona) de 1872 a 1900. El conocimiento de las principales causas de muerte hace un siglo, principalmente la atribuida a enfermedades no trasmisibles, puede resultar bastante ilustrativo. El objetivo del trabajo fue mostrar el patrón de distribución de la mortalidad por edad y por causa de muerte, así como el de comparar la mortalidad por enfermedades infecciosas con la mo...

  4. Asociación de desórdenes músculo esqueléticos en región cervical, dorsal y lumbar y factores de riesgo psicosocial en conductores de vehículos de carga en una empresa de transporte terrestre en Bogotá, Colombia.

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    Bolívar Cuellar, Johana

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    Este estudio buscó evaluar la asociación de desórdenes músculo esqueléticos en región cervical, dorsal y lumbar identificados mediante el Cuestionario Nórdico en su versión validada al español y los factores de riesgo psicosocial con el Cuestionario del contenido del trabajo (JCQ), en conductores de vehículos de carga de una empresa de transporte terrestre en Bogotá, Colombia; fue un estudio de corte transversal con la participación voluntaria de 125 conductores. Los resultados demostraron m...

  5. Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion and Unilateral Fixation for Degenerative Lumbar Disease.

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    Wang, Hui-Wang; Hu, Yong-Cheng; Wu, Zhan-Yong; Wu, Hua-Rong; Wu, Chun-Fu; Zhang, Lian-Suo; Xu, Wei-Kun; Fan, Hui-Long; Cai, Jin-Sheng; Ma, Jian-Qing

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    To evaluate the clinical effect of the minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion combined with posterolateral fusion and unilateral fixation using a tubular retractor in the management of degenerative lumbar disease. A retrospective analysis was conducted to analyze the clinical outcome of 58 degenerative lumbar disease patients who were treated with minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion combined with posterolateral fusion and unilateral fixation during December 2012 to January 2015. The spine was unilaterally approached through a 3.0-cm skin incision centered on the disc space, located 2.5 cm lateral to the midline, and the multifidus muscles and longissimus dorsi were stripped off. After transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion and posterolateral fusion the unilateral pedicle screw fixation was performed. The visual analogue scale (VAS) for back and leg pain, the Oswestry disability index (ODI), and the MacNab score were applied to evaluate clinical effects. The operation time, peri-operative bleeding, postoperative time in bed, hospitalization costs, and the change in the intervertebral height were analyzed. Radiological fusion based on the Bridwell grading system was also assessed at the last follow-up. The quality of life of the patients before and after the operation was assessed using the short form-36 scale (SF-36). Fifty-eight operations were successfully performed, and no nerve root injury or dural tear occurred. The average operation time was 138 ± 33 min, intraoperative blood loss was 126 ± 50 mL, the duration from surgery to getting out of bed was 46 ± 8 h, and hospitalization cost was 1.6 ± 0.2 ten thousand yuan. All of the 58 patients were followed up for 7-31 months, with an average of 14.6 months. The postoperative VAS scores and ODI score were significantly improved compared with preoperative data (P degenerative lumbar disease, and the short-term clinical outcome is satisfactory

  6. Epidemiología, medio ambiente y desigualdades por género en Tarragona, una provincia de Cataluña (España, 1960-1990

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    Margarita Gonzalvo-Cirac

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    Full Text Available La presente investigación describe y analiza la evolución de la tendencia de la esperanza de vida en Tarragona, en Cataluña y en España entre 1960 y 1990. Tarragona es la que más aumenta. Existe una diferencia de mortalidad entre sexos con tendencia a un crecimiento distancial entre ambos. Para entender esta desigualdad territorial y entre sexos se utiliza el marco conceptual de la Teoría de la Transición Epidemiológica. La información de estadísticas consultada es del Instituto Nacional de Estadística de España (INE y del Institut Nacional d’Estadistica de Catalunya (IDESCAT y se utiliza la metodología de la estandarización indirecta. Mediante la Clasificación Internacional de Enfermedades se ha elaborado una agrupación conjunta de grandes causas de muerte. En las tres zonas comparadas se produce un aumento de esperanza de vida de casi 8 años aunque con una diferencia cada vez mayor entre sexos a favor de las mujeres. En cuanto a las enfermedades, Tarragona presenta en este período una gran incidencia de muertes provocadas por enfermedades respiratorias y cánceres y tumores, mayor que en España a nivel de los dos sexos. Finalmente, la estandarización indirecta es un buen método para el análisis epidemiológico y los factores determinantes. Algunas causas que provocan enfermedades respiratorias y cánceres, pueden estar producidas por industrias nucleares y petroquímicas y son debidas a problemas ambientales. En Tarragona pueden estar afectando estas causas y su mejora en la década de 1980-1990 puede ser el resultado de la disminución de este tipo de enfermedades.

  7. Measurements of the lumbar spinal canal by computed tomography in lumbar diseases

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    Kido, Kenji; Kawai, Shinya; Oda, Hirotane; Saika, Minoru; Uminaga, Yasuo; Takano, Shinichi; Akiho, Yasushi

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    To assess the significance of computed tomography (CT) in the elucidation of morphology of the lumbar spinal canal (LSC), the antero-posterior (AP) and transverse (T) diameter, and T area of the soft and bony LSC, and dural canal (DC) were measured by CT in 15 patients with lumbar canal stenosis, 45 patient with spondylosis, and 33 control subjects. The AP diameter failed to indicate the degree of stenosis because it was independent of morphology of the LSC. The T area of the LSC did not always help to determine the degree of DC compression, but showed some degree of stenosis. The T area of the DC was useful in determining the degree of stenosis and morphology of the stenosed site. With the use of the T area of the DC, the upper margin of articular segment was found to be most stenosed in patients with lumbar canal stenosis. (Namekawa, K.)

  8. El recién nacido febril sin signos de focalización y con punción lumbar fallida en la evaluación inicial The febrile newborn infant with signs of focalization and with failed lumbar puncture in the initial evaluation

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    Manuel Díaz Álvarez

    2008-03-01

    grave y el manejo del tratamiento antibiótico, ante la situación de una punción lumbar fallida, no determinó una evolución adversa.INTRODUCTION. The lumbar puncture is indicated in the initial evaluation of the febrile newborn without signs of focalization. However, it may fail and create uncertainty in the management of the antibiotic treatment. The objective of this paper was to verify the treatment and evolution of the febrile newborn infants without signs of focalization, when the lumbar puncture failed in the initial evaluation. METHODS. 150 febrile newborn infants without signs of focalization and with failed lumbar puncture in the initial evaluation that were admitted in the neonatology service of our hospital between 1992 and 2000 were studied. All the patients were classified according to the criterion of low risk of severe bacterial infection. The use of antibiotic treatment was subjected to the consideration of the physician that made the initial evaluation. The index and rate of failed lumbar puncture were calculated and the relation between the indication of the antibiotic treatment at the beginning and the classification of severe bacterial infection risk was measured. The evolution of the patients was checked. RESULTS. 150 of the 1174 lumbar punctures failed (8.5 % for an index of 9.2. The newborn infants considered as high risk received antibiotic treatment more frequently (23.3 % compared with those classified as low risk, who were predominantly treated without antibiotics (36.0 % (p = 0.03. 149 neonates were discharged alive (99.3 %, with or without use of antibiotics. However, there was a dead child classified as high risk for severe bacterial infection that received antibiotic treatment from the beginning. CONCLUSIONS. The lumbar puncture may fail on evaluating the febrile newborn infants without signs of focalization. The indication of antimicrobial treatment in these patients was significantly connected with the classification of risk for

  9. Marco teórico para la construcción de una propuesta de turismo rural comunitario

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    Martha Cecilia Vinasco Guzmán

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available El turismo rural comunitario se presenta como una receta para comunidades marginadas, habitantes de sitios ricos en recursos naturales y culturales que merecen ser conocidos por visitantes nacionales y extranjeros, sin tener en cuenta los elementos constitutivos de este tipo de turismo, que requiere del compromiso de todos los actores institucionales, económicos, ambientales y sociales, para que este ejercicio se convierta en una verdadera alternativa y no en despojo de los bienes naturales por empresas de capital que se apropian del manejo de los recursos o en una causa de deterioro ambiental.  En el presente artículo se hace una revisión de las diversas investigaciones en torno al turismo rural comunitario, como un aporte al conocimiento de aspectos relevantes para hacer de éste una oportunidad de empoderar a las comunidades, promover sus emprendimientos en torno al turismo experiencial y mejorar los procesos de conservación de los recursos naturales.

  10. Pelvic incidence-lumbar lordosis mismatch predisposes to adjacent segment disease after lumbar spinal fusion.

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    Rothenfluh, Dominique A; Mueller, Daniel A; Rothenfluh, Esin; Min, Kan

    2015-06-01

    Several risk factors and causes of adjacent segment disease have been debated; however, no quantitative relationship to spino-pelvic parameters has been established so far. A retrospective case-control study was carried out to investigate spino-pelvic alignment in patients with adjacent segment disease compared to a control group. 45 patients (ASDis) were identified that underwent revision surgery for adjacent segment disease after on average 49 months (7-125), 39 patients were selected as control group (CTRL) similar in the distribution of the matching variables, such as age, gender, preoperative degenerative changes, and numbers of segments fused with a mean follow-up of 84 months (61-142) (total n = 84). Several radiographic parameters were measured on pre- and postoperative radiographs, including lumbar lordosis measured (LL), sacral slope, pelvic incidence (PI), and tilt. Significant differences between ASDis and CTRL groups on preoperative radiographs were seen for PI (60.9 ± 10.0° vs. 51.7 ± 10.4°, p = 0.001) and LL (48.1 ± 12.5° vs. 53.8 ± 10.8°, p = 0.012). Pelvic incidence was put into relation to lumbar lordosis by calculating the difference between pelvic incidence and lumbar lordosis (∆PILL = PI-LL, ASDis 12.5 ± 16.7° vs. CTRL 3.4 ± 12.1°, p = 0.001). A cutoff value of 9.8° was determined by logistic regression and ROC analysis and patients classified into a type A (∆PILL lordosis mismatch. In type A spino-pelvic alignment, 25.5 % of patients underwent revision surgery for adjacent segment disease, whereas 78.3 % of patients classified as type B alignment had revision surgery. Classification of patients into type A and B alignments yields a sensitivity for predicting adjacent segment disease of 71 %, a specificity of 81 % and an odds ratio of 10.6. In degenerative disease of the lumbar spine a high pelvic incidence with diminished lumbar lordosis seems to predispose to adjacent segment disease. Patients with such pelvic incidence-lumbar

  11. El Retorno de la Complejidad y la Nueva Imagen del Ser Humano: Hacia una Psicología Compleja

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    Frederic Munné

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    Full Text Available Recientes investigaciones muestran propiedades, como el determinismo caótico, la dimensión fractal o la borrosidad, de las que se desprende que la realidad es constitutivamente compleja en sus manifestaciones tanto físicas como psíquicas y sociales. Esto plantea la posibilidad de una ciencia social y una Psicología complejas. Este trabajo muestra el sentido original histórico de la complejidad, las causas y efectos de su abandono posterior y de su recuperación actual en una epistemología de la complejidad que aporta una comprensión del ser humano como un ser paradójico que es, a la vez, ordenado y caótico, regular e irregular, contradictorio y borroso, en su personalidad y su comportamiento.

  12. Ética y discurso periodístico: ¿una vuelta al humanismo?

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    Maricruz Castro Ricalde

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available A raíz de los atentados terroristas del pasado 11 de septiembre en suelo estadounidense, se ha remarcado cómo los medios de comunicación no sólo han sido portadores de noticias, sino sujetos de atención en sí mismos, debido a sus nexos con una perspectiva ética o bien, a una ausencia de ella. La homogeneización informativa, la polarización de los sujetos de interés y el alimento de los prejuicios, son características de lo que están logrando a través de sus prácticas informativas y, por tanto, para cambiar este panorama, tienen una responsabilidad urgente en sus manos: erigirse en tribunas que promuevan la reflexión sobre la realidad. Informar, sí, pero aparejado a una visión ética, lo cual presupone aparejar el número de muertos a las causas que están detrás de esos sucesos.

  13. Turrialba: una economía local entre la crisis y el desarrollo

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    Rafael Arias Ramírez

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    Full Text Available El estudio de caso en economía regional que se presenta se comenzó en el mes de octubre del 2005 como una iniciativa conjunta entre el Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias Económicas de la Universidad de Costa Rica y la Sede del Atlántico, localizada en Turrialba. El propósito fundamental del estudio ha sido el análisis de las causas de la crisis socioeconómica que enfrenta el cantón y las potencialidades que el mismo tiene para impulsar una transformación productiva que redunde en mejores condiciones de vida para su población. Creemos que este estudio no sólo hace una contribución significativa con el desarrollo regional y local en Costa Rica, sino que también señala la ausencia de visión y políticas a nivel del gobierno nacional para promover una verdadera estrategia de desarrollo regional para el país.

  14. Remote cerebellar hemorrhage after lumbar spinal surgery

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    Cevik, Belma; Kirbas, Ismail; Cakir, Banu; Akin, Kayihan; Teksam, Mehmet

    2009-01-01

    Background: Postoperative remote cerebellar hemorrhage (RCH) as a complication of lumbar spinal surgery is an increasingly recognized clinical entity. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of RCH after lumbar spinal surgery and to describe diagnostic imaging findings of RCH. Methods: Between October 1996 and March 2007, 2444 patients who had undergone lumbar spinal surgery were included in the study. Thirty-seven of 2444 patients were scanned by CT or MRI due to neurologic symptoms within the first 7 days of postoperative period. The data of all the patients were studied with regard to the following variables: incidence of RCH after lumbar spinal surgery, gender and age, coagulation parameters, history of previous arterial hypertension, and position of lumbar spinal surgery. Results: The retrospective study led to the identification of two patients who had RCH after lumbar spinal surgery. Of 37 patients who had neurologic symptoms, 29 patients were women and 8 patients were men. CT and MRI showed subarachnoid hemorrhage in the folia of bilateral cerebellar hemispheres in both patients with RCH. The incidence of RCH was 0.08% among patients who underwent lumbar spinal surgery. Conclusion: RCH is a rare complication of lumbar spinal surgery, self-limiting phenomenon that should not be mistaken for more ominous pathologic findings such as hemorrhagic infarction. This type of bleeding is thought to occur secondary to venous infarction, but the exact pathogenetic mechanism is unknown. CT or MRI allowed immediate diagnosis of this complication and guided conservative management.

  15. La disolución de las Sociedades Mercantiles: Causa ex voluntate

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    Estudiando el Derecho Mercantil, se encuentra todo lo referente a las sociedades mercantiles, empezando por su constitución, transformación, fusión, escisión hasta de su extinción. Este estudio pese a la complejidad de su título, se centra en la disolución de las sociedades mercantiles y en concreto en la disolución por “CAUSA EX VOLUNTATE”. Diversos son los criterios que han utilizado los distintos autores a lo largo del tiempo para agruparlas, centrándose en las causas de disolución (arts. ...

  16. Alveolitis seca: una revisión de la literatura

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    Vergara Buenaventura, Andrea

    2014-01-01

    La alveolitis seca es la complicación posoperatoria más frecuente como resultado de la alteración en la cicatrización de la herida alveolar después de una extracción dental. El manejo de esta afección tiene por objetivo el control del dolor durante el periodo de curación del cuadro, lo cual se logra fundamentalmente mediante medidas paliativas. El objetivo de esta revisión de la literatura es obtener suficiente información sobre las causas y otros factores que podrían estar involucrados en es...

  17. Alveolitis seca: una revisión de la literatura

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    Andrea Vergara Buenaventura

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    La alveolitis seca es la complicación posoperatoria más frecuente como resultado de la alteración en la cicatrización de la herida alveolar después de una extracción dental. El manejo de esta afección tiene por objetivo el control del dolor durante el periodo de curación del cuadro, lo cual se logra fundamentalmente mediante medidas paliativas. El objetivo de esta revisión de la literatura es obtener suficiente información sobre las causas y otros factores que podrían estar involucrados en...

  18. Una mirada a las elecciones presidenciales argentinas de 2011

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    Nicolás Cherny

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    Full Text Available El propósito de este trabajo es presentar tres aspectos cruciales en la actualidad de la política argentina. En primer lugar, una serie de elementos de la economía y la política que contribuyen a desentrañar las causas del triunfo de Cristina Kirchner. En segundo término, procuraré mostrar algunos rasgos del proceso electoral de primarias abiertas que fue inaugurado en 2011. Finalmente, se esbozarán los dilemas de política que enfrentará el nuevo gobierno en su nuevo mandato.

  19. Capítulo 12. Dispositivos de asistencia ventricular: una realidad en Colombia

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    Echeverría, Luis E.; Salazar, Leonardo; Torres, Ángela; Figueredo, Antonio

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    Introducción: La insuficiencia cardiaca es una de las causas prevalentes de morbimortalidad en el mundo. A pesar de la mejoría en la terapia médica y los dispositivos de estimulación cardiaca, existe un porcentaje de pacientes que progresan a falla cardiaca refractaria y sus opciones se reducen a inotrópicos, trasplante cardiaco y dispositivos de asistencia ventricular. Objetivo: Presentar las alternativas actuales de asistencia ventricular disponibles para los pacientes con falla cardiaca...

  20. Lumbar dorsal ramus syndrome.

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    Bogduk, N

    1980-11-15

    Low back pain, referred pain in the lower limbs, and spasm of the back, gluteal, and hamstring muscles are clinical features which can be induced in normal volunteers by stimulating structures which are innervated by the lumbar dorsal rami. Conversely, they can be relieved in certain patients by selective interruption of conduction along dorsal rami. These facts permit the definition of a lumbar dorsal ramus syndrome, which can be distinguished from the intervertebral disc syndrome and other forms of low back pain. The distinguishing feature is that, in lumbar dorsal ramus syndrome, all the clinical features are exclusively mediated by dorsal rami and do not arise from nerve-root compression. The pathophysiology, pathology, and treatment of this syndrome are described. Recognition of this syndrome, and its treatment with relatively minor procedures, can obviate the need for major surgery which might otherwise be undertaken.

  1. Schistosomiasis: predisposing cause for the formation of hepatic abscesses? Case report Esquistossomose: causa predisponente para a formação de abscessos hepáticos?

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    Vasco Carvalho Pedroso de Lima

    1995-06-01

    Full Text Available An adult patient with chronic schistosomiasis from an endemic area, complained about a seven day fever, along with jaundice and lumbar backache on the right side. Image exams showed multiple pyogenic liver abscesses. All the classic etiologies were discarded through clinical, radiological and laboratorial criteria. Schistosomiasis can cause pylephlebitis as a complication, along with immunesuppression, granulomatous reaction with central lobular liver necrosis and a greater risk of infection. The authors suggest that schistosomiasis in its chronic form may be the predisposing cause of multiple pyogenic liver abscesses, especially in endemic areas.Paciente adulto, natural de região endêmica para esquistossomose e portador crônico da doença, apresentava queixa de febre há sete dias, associada à ictericia e dor lombar em região direita. Os exames radiológicos mostraram abscessos hepáticos piogênicos múltiplos, cuja causa predisponente é conhecida, segundo trabalhos da literatura, em 100% dos casos. Através de parâmetros clínicos, laboratoriais e radiológicos todas as etiologias clássicas foram afastadas. Sabe-se que a esquistossomose pode provocar, como complicação, a pileflebite, além de depressão imunológica e reação granulomatosa com necrose lobular central e maior risco de infecção. Os autores deste relato de caso sugerem ser a esquistossomose, na sua forma crônica, causa predisponente para formação de abscessos hepáticos piogênicos múltiplos, principalmente em regiões endêmicas.

  2. Relieves prácticos de la prevalencia de una determinada causa en el factoring

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    María Elisa Camacho

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Continuando con el análisis sobre el contrato de factoring, en esta segunda entrega queremos concentrarnos en otra de sus principales problemáticas, cual es la relativa a su calificación jurídica teniendo en cuenta la multiplicidad de prestaciones que pueden estar a cargo de cada una de las partes, en especial de la sociedad de factoring. Para ello aprovecharemos nuevamente la experiencia italiana en la que se han desarrollados diversas posturas en torno a la tipicidad de dicho contrato y a la incidencia que estas tienen en importantes aspectos prácticos de la materia.

  3. Relieves prácticos de la prevalencia de una determinada causa en el factoring

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    María Elisa Camacho

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Continuando con el análisis sobre el contrato de factoring, en esta segunda entrega queremos concentrarnos en otra de sus principales problemáticas, cual es la relativa a su calificación jurídica teniendo en cuenta la multiplicidad de prestaciones que pueden estar a cargo de cada una de las partes, en especial de la sociedad de factoring. Para ello aprovecharemos nuevamente la experiencia italiana en la que se han desarrollados diversas posturas en torno a la tipicidad de dicho contrato y a la incidencia que estas tienen en importantes aspectos prácticos de la materia.

  4. La angustia por la causa // The angst by the cause

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    Juan Manuel Uribe

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El artículo pretende mostrar cómo en todo acto de fundación se sucede una pérdida, un resto que se pretende olvidar desde los múltiples discursos humanos, incluido el científico; empero, eso que resta y que se pretende olvidar es precisamente lo que retorna para descompletar, para desajustar la imaginaria completitud del ser de deseantes. Dicho retorno y la operación de resta, de des-completitud, es lo que genera la angustia, connatural al registro de lo simbólico. Para comprender este sentimiento y el movimiento de la fundación humana, Lacan crea en su algebra el "a", operador de la causa y objeto mismo que se mueve en el registro de lo real. // The present work tries to show how after every foundation act a loss appears, a memory that they pretend to forget from various human speeches, including scientific discourse; nevertheless, this that continue and is expected to be forgot is exactly what return to make incomplete, to disarrange the completeness imaginary of the desire person. Mentioned return and subtraction operation, of un-completeness, is the generator factor of angst, inherent to the symbolic record. Understanding this feeling and the movement of the human foundation, Lacan creates the "a" in his algebra, cause operator and object by itself that moves inside the real record.

  5. Sensitivity of lumbar spine loading to anatomical parameters

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    Putzer, Michael; Ehrlich, Ingo; Rasmussen, John

    2016-01-01

    Musculoskeletal simulations of lumbar spine loading rely on a geometrical representation of the anatomy. However, this data has an inherent inaccuracy. This study evaluates the in uence of dened geometrical parameters on lumbar spine loading utilizing ve parametrized musculoskeletal lumbar spine ...... lumbar spine model for a subject-specic approach with respect to bone geometry. Furthermore, degeneration processes could lead to computational problems and it is advised that stiffness properties of discs and ligaments should be individualized....

  6. Desarrollo de una herramienta de vigilancia ambiental ciudadana basada en macroinvertebrados bentónicos en la Cuenca del Jequetepeque (Cajamarca, Perú)

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    Flores Rojas, Diana; Huamantinco Araujo, Ana

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    La cuenca de Jequetepeque está amenazada por la contaminación minera y ésta es una de las principales causas de los conflictos socioambientales. La vigilancia ciudadana de sus cuerpos de agua, con macroinvertebrados bentónicos, puede generar alertas tempranas de contaminación y acciones pertinentes de conservación. Atendiendo a esta importancia, el presente estudio tuvo como objetivo desarrollar y evaluar la efectividad de una herramienta de vigilancia ambiental ciudadana para zonas con riesg...

  7. 49 CFR 572.19 - Lumbar spine, abdomen and pelvis.

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    2010-10-01

    ...-Year-Old Child § 572.19 Lumbar spine, abdomen and pelvis. (a) The lumbar spine, abdomen, and pelvis... 49 Transportation 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Lumbar spine, abdomen and pelvis. 572.19 Section..., the lumbar spine assembly shall flex by an amount that permits the rigid thoracic spine to rotate from...

  8. Lumbar Vertebral Canal Diameters in Adult Ugandan Skeletons ...

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    Background: Normal values of lumbar vertebral canal diameters are useful in facilitating diagnosis of lumbar vertebral canal stenosis. Various studies have established variation on values between different populations, gender, age, and ethnic groups. Objectives: To determine the lumbar vertebral canal diameters in adult ...

  9. A reappraisal of the anatomy of the human lumbar erector spinae.

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    Bogduk, N

    1980-01-01

    In the lumbar region the longissimus thoracis and iliocostalis lumborum are separated by the erector spinae aponeurosis and its ventral reflection--the lumbar intermuscular aponeurosis. Lumbar fibres of the longissimus arise from the ilium and the lumbar intermuscular aponeurosis and insert into the accessory processes and proximal ends of the transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae. Lumbar fibres of iliocostalis insert into the costal elements of the first four lumbar vertebrae. The lum...

  10. The shape of the human lumbar vertebral canal

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    Zarzur,Edmundo

    1996-01-01

    Literature on the anatomy of the human vertebral column characterizes the shape of the lumbar vertebral canal as triangular. The purpose of the present study was to determine the precise shape of the lumbar vertebral canal. Ten lumbar vertebral columns of adult male cadavers were dissected. Two transverse sections were performed in the third lumbar vertebra. One section was performed at the level of the lower border of the ligamenta flava, and the other section was performed at the level of t...

  11. El desplazamiento forzado en Colombia: una revisión histórica y demográfica.

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    Nubia Yaneth Ruiz R.

    2011-01-01

    El presente articulo se ocupa de la migración en Colombia a causa del desplazamiento no voluntario de la población, a la cual suele considerarse migración forzada. Se presenta una revisión general de problema, se sostiene su pertinencia en el debate contemporáneo de los problemas de población y se aborda la demografía del conflicto con una visión panorámica de la historia en que hunde, sus raíces la situación actual de! país; se formula asimismo un análisis general de las características pres...

  12. El desplazamiento forzado en Colombia: una revisión histórica y demográfica

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    Ruiz R., Nubia Yaneth

    2011-01-01

    Resumen El presente artículo se ocupa de la migración en Colombia a causa del desplazamiento no voluntario de la población, a la cual suele considerarse migración forzada. Se presenta una revisión general de problema, se sostiene su pertinencia en el debate contemporáneo de los problemas de población y se aborda la demografía del conflicto con una visión panorámica de la historia en que hunde sus raíces la situación actual del país; se formula asimismo un análisis general de las característic...

  13. PARAMETRIC MODEL OF LUMBAR VERTEBRA

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    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available The present work proposes the realization of a parametric/variational CAD model of a normotype lumbar vertebra, which could be used for improving the effectiveness of actual imaging techniques in informational augmentation of the orthopaedic and traumatological diagnosis. In addition it could be used for ergonomic static and dynamical analysis of the lumbar region and vertebral column.

  14. Reuso de aguas residuales domésticas en agricultura. una revisión

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    Silva, Jorge; Torres, Patricia; Madera, Carlos

    2010-01-01

    Las aguas residuales son una importante fuente adicional para satisfacer la demanda del recurso, a causa de la disponibilidad limitada de agua potable para cubrir los requerimientos de las poblaciones, los bajos costos, los beneficios para los suelos agrícolas y la disminución del impacto sobre el ambiente. Sin embargo, el predominio del uso de aguas residuales crudas o diluidas con aguas superficiales y el bajo porcentaje de aguas residuales tratadas en Colombia y en...

  15. Comparison Between Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion and Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion for the Treatment of Lumbar Degenerative Diseases: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

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    Lan, Tao; Hu, Shi-Yu; Zhang, Yuan-Tao; Zheng, Yu-Chen; Zhang, Rui; Shen, Zhe; Yang, Xin-Jian

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    To compare the efficacy and safety in the management of lumbar diseases performed by either posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) or transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF). Interbody fusion is considered the "gold standard" in the treatment of lumbar degenerative diseases. Both PLIF and TLIF have been advocated, and it remains controversial as to the best operative technique. The electronic databases including Embase, PubMed, and Cochrane library were searched to identify relevant studies up to September 2017. The primary outcomes were fusion rate, complications, and clinical satisfaction. The secondary outcomes were length of hospitalization, operation time, blood loss, postoperative visual analog scale, Oswestry Disability Index, and Japanese Orthopaedic Association Score. Data analysis was conducted with RevMan 5.3 software. A total of 16 studies involving 1502 patients (805 patients in PLIF group and 697 in TLIF group) were included in the meta-analysis. The pooled analysis showed that there was no significant difference in terms of fusion rate (P > 0.05) and clinical satisfaction (P > 0.05) between the 2 groups. TLIF was superior to PLIF with significantly lower incidence of nerve root injury (P 0.05) and graft malposition (P > 0.05). PLIF required significant longer operation time (P degenerative lumbar diseases. However, TLIF was superior to PLIF with shorter operation time, less blood loss, and lower incidence of nerve root injury and dural tear. There is no significant difference between both groups regarding wound infection and graft malposition. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. ¿Por qué somos el segundo sexo?: genealogía de una idea social

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    Castellanos Llanos, Gabriela

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    Este trabajo es producto de una investigación que comencé hace más de diez años. La ocasión que me motivó a comenzarla fue una conversación con otras feministas: mi hermana, Toa Castellanos, y Marta Quintero. Ellas habían comenzado a estudiar y discutir algunas obras de antropólogas feministas, a raíz de nuestras reuniones en el Grupo Amplio por la Liberación de la Mujer, y me preguntaron mi opinión sobre la cuestión de las causas: a qué se debe la situación social de subordinación de la muje...

  17. Análisis de las causas de muerte de los primeros habitantes de la ciudad de La Plata (1887

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    Flores, Olga B.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo constituye un estudio preliminar que forma parte de un proyecto más amplio acreditado por la Universidad Nacional de La Plata y avalado por la Municipalidad de esa localidad "El Cementerio de La Plata. Su contexto histórico". Nuestra investigación se basó fundamentalmente en el análisis de las actas de defunción del Archivo del Cementerio Municipal con el fin de indagar sobre la incidencia diferencial o no de las causas de muerte en relación con la nacionalidad, el sexo, la edad, la profesión, entre otras. Estos datos fueron volcados en planillas con las que se sistematizó la información para toda la población. A partir de esta población, se determinó una muestra compuesta por todos los individuos de ambos sexos que se encuentran en las sepulturas en tierra y abarca el primer año de funcionamiento del Cementerio Municipal. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue caracterizar cómo se distribuyeron las causas de muerte y su incidencia sobre los grupos de edad, género y grupo social, en los decesos ocurridos durante 1887. Según se desprende de los datos analizados, la probabilidad de fallecer antes de cumplir el año de vida es de más del 60%. Las razones para esta alta mortalidad infantil deberán buscarse en las condiciones sanitarias y nutricionales imperantes en la época y para este grupo social, considerando las enfermedades de mayor incidencia en los subadultos; también deben agregarse algunos casos de fallecimiento en los primeros días de vida por falta de desarrollo. En este grupo de edad las causas de muerte más comunes corresponden a las que pertenecen al sistema digestivo, respiratorio, infecciosas y en adultos a enfermedades cardiovasculares, cerebrales, etc.

  18. Características de las dispensaciones de omeprazol en una farmacia comunitaria

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    Ezquieta MF

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN Omeprazol es uno de los principios que más se dispensa en la farmacia comunitaria. Pertenece al grupo de los inhibidores de la bomba de protones (IBP y actúa inhibiendo la secreción de H+ al estómago, disminuyendo en consecuencia los síntomas derivados de una excesiva acidez gástrica. OBJETIVOS Estudiar las características de la utilización de omeprazol 20 mg por los pacientes en una farmacia comunitaria, tratando de investigar las causas de la elevada prevalencia de uso de este medicamento entre dicha población. RESULTADOS La primera prescripción fue del médico de familia en un 59% de los casos y del especialista en el 41%. Un 61% de los pacientes dejó de tomarlo y tuvo que volver por sentir molestias gástricas. Un 44% no sabe hasta cuándo tiene que tomarlo y un 35% cree que debe tomarlo siempre. Un 55% lo toma por estar tomando al mismo tiempo un AINE. DISCUSIÓN Este estudio se encuentra limitado por el reducido número de encuestas en una sola farmacia comunitaria. Los resultados apuntan a que las causas de la elevada utilización de omeprazol pueden ser varias: el uso de AINE durante largos periodos de tiempo en dosis elevadas, el envejecimiento de la población que necesita utilizar un AINE como antiagregante o toma varios medicamentos, el uso en indicaciones poco precisas o el empleo para afecciones gástricas menores y la gastroprotección en pacientes polimedicados sin factores de riesgo. Otro factor que también podría influir es el posible rebote ácido tras la supresión del tratamiento, que deriva en la utilización crónica del medicamento.

  19. Management of Lumbar Conditions in the Elite Athlete.

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    Hsu, Wellington K; Jenkins, Tyler James

    2017-07-01

    Lumbar disk herniation, degenerative disk disease, and spondylolysis are the most prevalent lumbar conditions that result in missed playing time. Lumbar disk herniation has a good prognosis. After recovery from injury, professional athletes return to play 82% of the time. Surgical management of lumbar disk herniation has been shown to be a viable option in athletes in whom nonsurgical measures have failed. Degenerative disk disease is predominately genetic but may be accelerated in athletes secondary to increased physiologic loading. Nonsurgical management is the standard of care for lumbar degenerative disk disease in the elite athlete. Spondylolysis is more common in adolescent athletes with back pain than in adult athletes. Nonsurgical management of spondylolysis is typically successful. However, if surgery is required, fusion or direct pars repair can allow the patient to return to sports.

  20. Capacidad de invasión de los eritrocitos de pollo de una cepa de Mycoplasma synoviae aislada en Argentina

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    Uriarte, Javier; Cerdá, Raúl Oscar; Stanchi, Néstor Oscar

    2015-01-01

    Mycoplasma synoviae es uno de los patógenos más importantes en la industria de aves de corral y a menudo causa enfermedades de naturaleza crónica. Poco se sabe acerca de los mecanismos de persistencia en el hospedador y las cepas difieren significativamente en la invasividad y patogenicidad. Un estudio reciente demostró la capacidad de M. synoviae para invadir los eritrocitos de pollo (CER). El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar si una cepa de campo de M. synoviae, aislada de una granja ...

  1. Distribuição espacial da violência: mortalidade por causas externas em Salvador (Bahia, Brasil

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    Paim Jairnilson Silva

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve como objetivo descrever a distribuição da mortalidade por causas externas no espaço urbano de Salvador, Estado da Bahia, Brasil, em 1991. Foram calculados indicadores de mortalidade por causas externas e por tipos específicos de violência. A mortalidade proporcional por causas externas foi de 15% e a taxa de mortalidade correspondeu a 78,0 óbitos por 100 000 habitantes. As taxas de mortalidade por homicídios e por acidentes de transporte foram de 32,2 e 21,8 por 100 000 habitantes, respectivamente. Os idosos apresentaram um maior risco de morte por causas externas, seguidos dos adultos jovens e adolescentes. No caso dos idosos, 38% das mortes foram por acidentes de transporte e 28%, por quedas. Em relação aos jovens, predominam os homicídios, especialmente no sexo masculino e na faixa etária de 15 a 29 anos. Constatou-se uma distribuição desigual da mortalidade por causas externas no espaço urbano, penalizando, especialmente no caso dos homicídios, as populações residentes em bairros pobres, com taxas superiores ao coeficiente médio de Salvador. É necessário desenvolver medidas de prevenção e controle, incluindo políticas públicas e ações programáticas de saúde, orientadas para o espaço social sujeito a maior risco de morte por causas externas.

  2. Causas de la congestión en la jurisdicción contencioso administrativa

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    Rafael Ballén Molina

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Mediante la investigación se estudiaron el movimiento de los procesos que cursan en el Consejo de Estado y en los Tribunales Contencioso Administrativos del País, las actividades que desarrollan los servidores públicos para administrar justicia. La congestión hace referencia a la acumulación de procesos en el despacho, es decir al represamiento de procesos, que puede existir por un desequilibrio entre la demanda de servicios y la capacidad del Estado para atenderla en su totalidad. En síntesis, se establecen las principales causas de la congestión tanto en el Consejo de Estado como en los Tribunales y las posibles alternativas de solución. Este trabajo genera un impacto directo en quienes se hayan relacionados estrechamente con esta jurisdicción y uno indirecto en todos los servidores públicos, en especial en los de las ramas judicial y ejecutiva. En sentido amplio y general, el impacto alcanza a toda la comunidad nacional, toda vez que de una u otra forma es tocada por este tipo de jurisdicción.

  3. Preliminary experience with lumbar facet distraction and fixation as treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis

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    Grasso, Giovanni; Landi, Alessandro

    2017-01-01

    Objectives: To assess the properties of facet fixation with the Facet Wedge system in patients affected by lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Summary of Background Data: Implant of intra-articular spacers is an emerging technique for lumbar degenerative disease. Methods: This study included forty patients (Group 1) with symptomatic LSS in whom intra-articular spacers have been implanted along with microdecompression (MD) of the neural structures. Group 1 has been compared with a homogeneous ...

  4. Weightlifter Lumbar Physiology Health Influence Factor Analysis of Sports Medicine.

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    Zhang, Xiangyang

    2015-01-01

    Chinese women's weightlifting project has been in the advanced world level, suggests that the Chinese coaches and athletes have many successful experience in the weight lifting training. Little weight lifting belongs to high-risk sports, however, to the lumbar spine injury, some young good athletes often due to lumbar trauma had to retire, and the national investment and athletes toil is regret things. This article from the perspective of sports medicine, weightlifting athletes training situation analysis and put forward Suggestions, aimed at avoiding lumbar injury, guarantee the health of athletes. In this paper, first of all to 50 professional women's weightlifting athletes doing investigation, found that 82% of the athletes suffer from lumbar disease symptoms, the reason is mainly composed of lumbar strain, intensity is too large, motion error caused by three factors. From the Angle of sports medicine and combined with the characteristics of the structure of human body skeleton athletes lumbar structural mechanics analysis, find out the lumbar force's two biggest technical movement, study, and regulate the action standard, so as to minimize lumbar force, for athletes to contribute to the health of the lumbar spine.

  5. Post-surgical functional recovery, lumbar lordosis, and range of motion associated with MR-detectable redundant nerve roots in lumbar spinal stenosis.

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    Chen, Jinshui; Wang, Juying; Wang, Benhai; Xu, Hao; Lin, Songqing; Zhang, Huihao

    2016-01-01

    T1- and T2-weighted magnetic resonance images (MRI) can reveal lumbar redundant nerve roots (RNRs), a result of chronic compression and nerve elongation associated with pathogenesis of cauda equina claudication (CEC) in degenerative lumbar canal stenosis (DLCS). The study investigated effects of lumbar lordosis angle and range of motion on functional recovery in lumbar stenosis patents with and without RNRs. A retrospective study was conducted of 93 lumbar spinal stenosis patients who underwent decompressive surgery. Eligible records were assessed by 3 independent blinded radiologists for presence or absence of RNRs on sagittal T2-weighted MR (RNR and non-RNR groups), pre- and post-operative JOA score, lumbar lordosis angle, and range of motion. Of 93 total patients, the RNR group (n=37, 21/37 female) and non-RNR group (n=56; 31/56 female) had similar preoperative conditions (JOA score) and were not significantly different in age (mean 64.19 ± 8.25 vs. 62.8 ± 9.41 years), symptom duration (30.92 ± 22.43 vs. 28.64 ± 17.40 months), or follow-up periods (17.35 ± 4.02 vs. 17.75 ± 4.29 mo) (all p>0.4). The non-RNR group exhibited significantly better final JOA score (p=0.015) and recovery rate (p=0.002). RNR group patients exhibited larger lumbar lordosis angles in the neutral position (p=0.009) and extension (p=0.021) and larger range of motion (p=0.008). Poorer surgical outcomes in patients with RNRs indicated that elevated lumbar lordosis angle and range of motion increased risks of RNR formation, which in turn may cause poorer post-surgical recovery, this information is possibly useful in prognostic assessment of lumbar stenosis complicated by RNRs. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  6. Effect of Lumbar Disc Degeneration and Low-Back Pain on the Lumbar Lordosis in Supine and Standing

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    Hansen, Bjarke B; Bendix, Tom; Grindsted, Jacob

    2015-01-01

    STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE: To examine the influence of low-back pain (LBP) and lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) on the lumbar lordosis in weight-bearing positional magnetic resonance imaging (pMRI). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The lumbar lordosis increases with a change...... of position from supine to standing and is known as an essential contributor to dynamic changes. However, the lordosis may be affected by disc degeneration and pain. METHODS: Patients with LBP >40 on a 0 to 100 mm Visual Analog Scale (VAS) both during activity and rest and a sex and age-decade matching...... control group without LBP were scanned in the supine and standing position in a 0.25-T open MRI unit. LDD was graded using Pfirrmann's grading-scale. Subsequently, the L2-to-S1 lumbar lordosis angle (LA) was measured. RESULTS: Thirty-eight patients with an average VAS of 58 (±13.8) mm during rest and 75...

  7. Manejo de las infecciones respiratorias agudas (IRA en una comunidad kaqchiquel de Guatemala

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    Sáenz de Tejada Sandra

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available Las infecciones respiratorias agudas (IRA figuran entre las principales causas de morbilidad y mortalidad infantiles en América Latina. En Guatemala, la neumonía es la primera causa de muerte en niños pequeños y ocasiona aproximadamente una tercera parte de las consultas ambulatorias a servicios pediátricos. Una buena proporción de estas muertes se deben a un manejo deficiente, atribuible a la falta de reconocimiento de los primeros signos de neumonía, a la presencia de barreras que impiden una búsqueda inmediata de atención, a la consulta a proveedores inapropiados o a recomendaciones terapéuticas inadecuadas. El propósito de esta breve investigación cualitativa fue estudiar las percepciones y los comportamientos de los habitantes de San Juan Comalapa, comunidad kaqchiquel en el altiplano central de Guatemala, en lo que respecta a las IRA. Se entrevistó a 32 madres en su domicilio con el fin de determinar cómo clasificaban las IRA y qué signos y síntomas las hacían buscar atención inmediata. Los resultados revelaron que las madres sabían reconocer la presencia de respiración rápida, pero no de tiraje respiratorio (dos signos importantes de neumonía. Cuando buscaban atención, solían acudir a médicos u otros proveedores en centros de salud y ocasionalmente en consultorios privados, pero la búsqueda raras veces era oportuna debido a la poca accesibilidad de los servicios y a la subestimación de la gravedad de los síntomas. Esta conducta podría modificarse por medio de una intervención educativa. Al final se hacen recomendaciones orientadas a mejorar la comunicación verbal entre los proveedores de atención de salud y las madres.

  8. Manejo de las infecciones respiratorias agudas (IRA en una comunidad kaqchiquel de Guatemala

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    Sandra Sáenz de Tejada

    1997-04-01

    Full Text Available Las infecciones respiratorias agudas (IRA figuran entre las principales causas de morbilidad y mortalidad infantiles en América Latina. En Guatemala, la neumonía es la primera causa de muerte en niños pequeños y ocasiona aproximadamente una tercera parte de las consultas ambulatorias a servicios pediátricos. Una buena proporción de estas muertes se deben a un manejo deficiente, atribuible a la falta de reconocimiento de los primeros signos de neumonía, a la presencia de barreras que impiden una búsqueda inmediata de atención, a la consulta a proveedores inapropiados o a recomendaciones terapéuticas inadecuadas. El propósito de esta breve investigación cualitativa fue estudiar las percepciones y los comportamientos de los habitantes de San Juan Comalapa, comunidad kaqchiquel en el altiplano central de Guatemala, en lo que respecta a las IRA. Se entrevistó a 32 madres en su domicilio con el fin de determinar cómo clasificaban las IRA y qué signos y síntomas las hacían buscar atención inmediata. Los resultados revelaron que las madres sabían reconocer la presencia de respiración rápida, pero no de tiraje respiratorio (dos signos importantes de neumonía. Cuando buscaban atención, solían acudir a médicos u otros proveedores en centros de salud y ocasionalmente en consultorios privados, pero la búsqueda raras veces era oportuna debido a la poca accesibilidad de los servicios y a la subestimación de la gravedad de los síntomas. Esta conducta podría modificarse por medio de una intervención educativa. Al final se hacen recomendaciones orientadas a mejorar la comunicación verbal entre los proveedores de atención de salud y las madres.

  9. Retroperitoneal hemorrhage from an unrecognized puncture of the lumbar right segmental artery during lumbar chemical sympathectomy: diagnosis and management.

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    Shin, Ho-Jin; Choi, Yun-Mi; Kim, Hye-Jin; Lee, Sun-Jae; Yoon, Seok-Hyun; Kim, Kyung-Hoon

    2014-12-01

    Lumbar chemical sympathectomy has been performed using fluoroscopic guidance for needle positioning. An 84 year old woman with atherosclerosis obliterans was referred to the pain clinic for intractable cold allodynia of her right foot. A thermogram showed decreased temperature of both feet compared with temperatures above both ankles. The patient agreed to undergo lumbar chemical sympathectomy using fluoroscopy after being informed of the associated risks of nerve injury, hemorrhage, infection, transient back pain, and transient hypotension. During the procedure and three hours afterward, no abnormal signs or symptoms were found except an increase in right leg temperature. The patient was ambulatory after the procedure. However, one day after undergoing lumbar chemical sympathectomy, she visited our emergency department for abdominal discomfort and postural dizziness. Her blood pressure was 80/50 mmHg, and flank tenderness was noted. Retroperitoneal hemorrhage from the second right lumbar segmental artery was shown on computed tomography and angiography. Vital signs were stabilized immediately after embolization into the right lumbar segmental artery. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  10. Radiographic Results of Single Level Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion in Degenerative Lumbar Spine Disease: Focusing on Changes of Segmental Lordosis in Fusion Segment

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    Kim, Sang-Bum; Jeon, Taek-Soo; Heo, Youn-Moo; Lee, Woo-Suk; Yi, Jin-Woong; Kim, Tae-Kyun; Hwang, Cheol-Mog

    2009-01-01

    Background To assess the radiographic results in patients who underwent transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF), particularly the changes in segmental lordosis in the fusion segment, whole lumbar lordosis and disc height. Methods Twenty six cases of single-level TLIF in degenerative lumbar diseases were analyzed. The changes in segmental lordosis, whole lumbar lordosis, and disc height were evaluated before surgery, after surgery and at the final follow-up. Results The segmental lordosi...

  11. Influences of posterior-located center of gravity on lumbar extension strength, balance, and lumbar lordosis in chronic low back pain.

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    Kim, Dae-Hun; Park, Jin-Kyu; Jeong, Myeong-Kyun

    2014-01-01

    In patients with chronic low back pain, the center of gravity (COG) is abnormally located posterior to the center in most cases. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of posterior-located COG on the functions (lumbar extension strength, and static and dynamic balance) and structure (lumbar lordosis angle and lumbosacral angle) of the lumbar spine. In this study, the COG of chronic low back pain patients who complained of only low back pain were examined using dynamic body balance equipment. A total of 164 subjects participated in the study (74 males and 90 females), and they were divided into two groups of 82 patients each. One group (n=82) consisted of patients whose COG was located at the center (C-COG); the other group (n=82) consisted of patients whose COG was located posterior to the center (P-COG). The following measures assessed the lumber functions and structures of the two groups: lumbar extension strength, moving speed of static and dynamic COGs, movement distance of the static and dynamic COGs, lumbar lordosis angle, and lumbosacral angle. The measured values were analyzed using independent t-tests. The group of patients with P-COG showed more decreases in lumbar extension strength, lumbar lordosis angle, and lumbosacral angle compared to the group of patients with C-COG. Also this group showed increases in moving speed and movement distance of the static COG. However, there were no differences in moving speed and movement distance of the dynamic COG between the two groups. These findings suggest that chronic LBP patients with P-COG have some disadvantages to establish lumbar extension strength and static and dynamic balance, which require specific efforts to maintain a neutral position and to control posture.

  12. Causas e importancia del desempleo juvenil

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    Vila Gómez, Juan Francisco

    1985-01-01

    A la hora de estudiar el problema del desempleo juvenil no hay que tener en cuenta solamente las causas de este problema; su conocimiento y análisis es importante para los encargados de las tomas de decisiones, planificadores y educadores. En el caso de España -y de la Comunidad Valenciana-, este problema se explica por la crisis económica de 1975, el Baby-Boom de los sesenta, la falta de relación entre los programas de enseñanza y demanda laboral, el proceso de innovación tecnológica y sus r...

  13. Ecologismo, igualdad y responsabilidad civil: una visión de la publicidad social televisiva

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    Alfonso Cortés González

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available La publicidad social y el marketing de causas están de moda. En el presente artículo, a partir del análisis de una serie de campañas catalogadas como sociales, se propone un debate conceptual vital, y se argumenta, creemos que fundamentadamente, que este tipo concreto de publicidad que se estudia, debe entenderse y plantearse de manera distinta, para no confundir publicidad con argumento social con la comunicación para el cambio social.

  14. Hábeas Corpus: contribuciones a la causa del estado de derecho

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    Norma Bouyssou

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available La garantía del hábeas corpus despliega, con total humildad, razones para la permanente expansión de la libertad o bien para su contínuo resguardo. Su bajo perfil, sin embargo, es confundido con indiferencia en orden a su compromiso con la causa de la ciencia del derecho; ello se explica, por un lado, debido a la generalizada creencia que su reconocimiento expreso como derecho positivo -en los más altos niveles normativos-, es anticuerpo suficiente para puestas en peligro o atentados directos contra la autonomía personal a manos del Estado y, por el otro, lógicamente anclado en el predio precedente, en una suerte de desubicación contemporánea frente a un punto de partida de contención teorético (y en desuso del abuso del poder político, al que no obstante se le exigen soluciones con mayor intervención fáctica (y menos frenos en las relaciones sociales, aunque necesariamente adecuadas al orden anterior. Corresponde exponer la disconformidad con los pies en claves propias a la ciencia jurídica, sin hacer a un lado lo pragmático, método dual que se aplicará sobre la excursión que sigue, a la que se invita.

  15. Outcome after surgical treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis: the lumbar extension test is not a predictive factor

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    Westergaard, Lars; Hauerberg, John; Springborg, Jacob B

    2009-01-01

    STUDY DESIGN: A prospective clinical study. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the predictive value of the lumbar extension test for outcome after surgical treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Studies have indicated that aggravation of the symptoms from LSS by extension...... of the lumbar spine has predictive value for the outcome after decompression. The aim of this study was to investigate this theory in a larger group of patients. METHODS: One hundred forty-six consecutive patients surgically treated for LSS were included in the study. The clinical condition was recorded before...... has no predictive value for the outcome after surgical treatment of LSS....

  16. Interventional Radiology Management of a Ruptured Lumbar Artery Pseudoaneurysm after Cryoablation and Vertebroplasty of a Lumbar Metastasis

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    Giordano, Aldo Victor; Arrigoni, Francesco, E-mail: arrigoni.francesco@gmail.com [Ospedale San Salvatore, Department of Radiology (Italy); Bruno, Federico [University of L’Aquila, Department of Biotechnological and Applied Clinical Sciences (Italy); Carducci, Sergio; Varrassi, Marco; Zugaro, Luigi [Ospedale San Salvatore, Department of Radiology (Italy); Barile, Antonio; Masciocchi, Carlo [University of L’Aquila, Department of Biotechnological and Applied Clinical Sciences (Italy)

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    We describe the management of a complication (a lumbar artery pseudoaneurysm and its rupture) after combined procedure (cryoablation and vertebroplasty) on a lumbar (L2) metastasis from renal cell carcinoma. Review of the literature is also presented with discussion about the measures to be taken to prevent these types of complications.

  17. ISASS Policy Statement – Lumbar Artificial Disc

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    Garcia, Rolando

    2015-01-01

    Purpose The primary goal of this Policy Statement is to educate patients, physicians, medical providers, reviewers, adjustors, case managers, insurers, and all others involved or affected by insurance coverage decisions regarding lumbar disc replacement surgery. Procedures This Policy Statement was developed by a panel of physicians selected by the Board of Directors of ISASS for their expertise and experience with lumbar TDR. The panel's recommendation was entirely based on the best evidence-based scientific research available regarding the safety and effectiveness of lumbar TDR. PMID:25785243

  18. Gonadal dose reduction in lumbar spine radiography

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    Moilanen, A.; Kokko, M.L.; Pitkaenen, M.

    1983-01-01

    Different ways to minimize the gonadal dose in lumbar spine radiography have been studied. Two hundred and fifty lumbar spine radiographs were reviewed to assess the clinical need for lateral L5/S1 projection. Modern film/screen combinations and gonadal shielding of externally scattered radiation play a major role in the reduction of the genetic dose. The number of exposures should be minimized. Our results show that two projections, anteroposterior (AP) and lateral, appear to be sufficient in routine radiography of the lumbar spine. (orig.)

  19. Adjacent Lumbar Disc Herniation after Lumbar Short Spinal Fusion

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    Koshi Ninomiya

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A 70-year-old outpatient presented with a chief complaint of sudden left leg motor weakness and sensory disturbance. He had undergone L4/5 posterior interbody fusion with L3–5 posterior fusions for spondylolisthesis 3 years prior, and the screws were removed 1 year later. He has been followed up for 3 years, and there had been no adjacent segment problems before this presentation. Lumbar magnetic resonance imaging (MRI showed a large L2/3 disc hernia descending to the L3/4 level. Compared to the initial MRI, this hernia occurred in an “intact” disc among multilevel severely degenerated discs. Right leg paresis and bladder dysfunction appeared a few days after admission. Microscopic lumbar disc herniotomy was performed. The right leg motor weakness improved just after the operation, but the moderate left leg motor weakness and difficulty in urination persisted.

  20. General practitioners' willingness to request plain lumbar spine radiographic examinations

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    Ryynaenen, Olli-Pekka; Lehtovirta, Jukka; Soimakallio, Seppo; Takala, Jorma

    2001-01-01

    Objectives: To examine general practitioners' attitudes to plain lumbar spine radiographic examinations. Design: A postal questionnaire consisting of questions on background data and doctors' opinions about plain lumbar spine radiographic examinations, as well as eight vignettes (imaginary patient cases) presenting indications for lumbar radiography, and five vignettes focusing on the doctors' willingness to request lumbar radiography on the basis of patients' age and duration of symptoms. The data were analysed according to the doctor's age, sex, workplace and the medical school of graduation. Setting: Finland. Subjects: Six hundred and fifteen randomly selected physicians working in primary health care (64% of original target group). Results: The vignettes revealed that the use of plain lumbar radiographic examination varied between 26 and 88%. Patient's age and radiation protection were the most prominent factors influencing doctors' decisions to request lumbar radiographies. Only slight differences were observed between the attitudes of male and female doctors, as well as between young and older doctors. Doctors' willingness to request lumbar radiographies increased with the patient's age in most vignettes. The duration of patients' symptoms had a dramatic effect on the doctor's decision: in all vignettes, doctors were more likely to request lumbar radiography when patient's symptoms had exceeded 4 weeks. Conclusions: General practitioners commonly use plain lumbar spine radiographic examinations, despite its limited value in the diagnosis of low back pain. Further consensus and medical education is needed to clarify the indications for plain lumbar radiographic examination

  1. Obesidade infantil: causas e estratégias preventivas

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    Vanessa Margareth Soares

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa teve como objetivo auxiliar a compreensão das causas da obesidade infantil bem como mostrar algumas estratégias simples que podem contribuir na prevenção dessa doença. O caso ‘sobrepeso e obesidade’ é tratado por muitas pessoas sem a devida importância, por entenderem que o mesmo é apenas uma questão estética que não interfere em nada além da saúde física da criança obesa ou sobrepesada, o que é um engano, pois a obesidade e o sobrepeso tem várias causas e uma extensão de problemas, como a hipertensão e o diabetes entre outros, que estão associados direta ou indiretamente a esse mal. A pesquisa foi realizada com crianças de 4 a 5 anos, de uma escola pública e uma privada do município de Sinop - MT, tendo como respaldo metodológico a observação participante utilizando-se de questionários implícitos em diálogos, onde tivemos a oportunidade de compreender alguns aspectos sobre os hábitos alimentares e físicos das mesmas. Os diálogos foram analisados de forma qualitativa, onde munidos do índice de massa corporal, caderno de impressões, podemos constatar que o maior mal que a obesidade causa é o psicológico, pois as crianças sobrepesadas observadas se excluem do convívio social. Aos responsáveis e sociedade em geral cabe a responsabilidade de dar continuidade aos saberes aplicados em sala, estabelecendo hábitos mais saudáveis no ambiente em que vivem.Palavras-chave: educação; educação física e alimentar; obesidade infantil; alunos de 4 e 5 anos.

  2. Tractography of lumbar nerve roots: initial results

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    Balbi, Vincent; Budzik, Jean-Francois; Thuc, Vianney le; Cotten, Anne [Hopital Roger Salengro, Service de Radiologie et d' Imagerie musculo-squelettique, Lille Cedex (France); Duhamel, Alain [Universite de Lille 2, UDSL, Lille (France); Bera-Louville, Anne [Service de Rhumatologie, Hopital Roger Salengro, Lille (France)

    2011-06-15

    The aims of this preliminary study were to demonstrate the feasibility of in vivo diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and fibre tracking (FT) of the lumbar nerve roots, and to assess potential differences in the DTI parameters of the lumbar nerves between healthy volunteers and patients suffering from disc herniation. Nineteen patients with unilateral sciatica related to posterolateral or foraminal disc herniation and 19 healthy volunteers were enrolled in this study. DTI with tractography of the L5 or S1 nerves was performed. Mean fractional anisotropy (FA) and mean diffusivity (MD) values were calculated from tractography images. FA and MD values could be obtained from DTI-FT images in all controls and patients. The mean FA value of the compressed lumbar nerve roots was significantly lower than the FA of the contralateral nerve roots (p=0.0001) and of the nerve roots of volunteers (p=0.0001). MD was significantly higher in compressed nerve roots than in the contralateral nerve root (p=0.0002) and in the nerve roots of volunteers (p=0.04). DTI with tractography of the lumbar nerves is possible. Significant changes in diffusion parameters were found in the compressed lumbar nerves. (orig.)

  3. Tractography of lumbar nerve roots: initial results

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    Balbi, Vincent; Budzik, Jean-Francois; Thuc, Vianney le; Cotten, Anne; Duhamel, Alain; Bera-Louville, Anne

    2011-01-01

    The aims of this preliminary study were to demonstrate the feasibility of in vivo diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and fibre tracking (FT) of the lumbar nerve roots, and to assess potential differences in the DTI parameters of the lumbar nerves between healthy volunteers and patients suffering from disc herniation. Nineteen patients with unilateral sciatica related to posterolateral or foraminal disc herniation and 19 healthy volunteers were enrolled in this study. DTI with tractography of the L5 or S1 nerves was performed. Mean fractional anisotropy (FA) and mean diffusivity (MD) values were calculated from tractography images. FA and MD values could be obtained from DTI-FT images in all controls and patients. The mean FA value of the compressed lumbar nerve roots was significantly lower than the FA of the contralateral nerve roots (p=0.0001) and of the nerve roots of volunteers (p=0.0001). MD was significantly higher in compressed nerve roots than in the contralateral nerve root (p=0.0002) and in the nerve roots of volunteers (p=0.04). DTI with tractography of the lumbar nerves is possible. Significant changes in diffusion parameters were found in the compressed lumbar nerves. (orig.)

  4. Side effects after lumbar iohexol myelography

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    Sand, T.; Stovner, L.J.; Myhr, G.; Dale, L.G.

    1990-01-01

    Side effects of iohexol lumbar myelography have been analyzed with respect to the influence of the type of radiological abnormality, sex and age in a group of 200 patients. Headache, postural headache, nausea and back/leg pain were significantly more frequent in patients without definite radiological abnormalities. Postural headache, nausea, dizziness and mental symptoms were more frequent in women, while headache, postural headache, nausea, dizziness, minor mental symptoms (i.e. anxiety or depression) and pain became less frequent with age. This pattern is similar to that reported after lumbar puncture. Young women without definite clinical signs of nerve root lesions probably have the greatest risk of experiencing side effects after iohexol lumbar myelography. (orig.)

  5. Honrar al padre y salvar a la patria en No hay causa perdida de Álvaro Uribe Vélez

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    Full Text Available Álvaro Uribe Vélez (2012 en sus memorias No hay causa perdida da cuenta de sus ocho años de presidencia pero también de ciertos elementos de su vida privada. Uno de los eventos que realza es el intento de secuestro y asesinato de su padre Alberto Uribe Sierra en 1983. Este evento, junto con el secuestro y muerte de otras reconocidas personalidades le sirven al narrador para recrear una atmósfera de zozobra y tensión para justificar toda su política de seguridad militar. Dado que las memorias están narradas de una manera maniquea y en la forma del thriller de suspenso, se utilizaron las herramientas de la narratología para desentrañar su alto contenido patriarcal. Básicamente, se encontró que el narrador entronca hábilmente eventos personales y de conocimiento público para justificar su lucha y la salvación de la patria. La presentación que hace el narrador de sí mismo es la de un héroe que está constantemente abocado a restituir un orden conservador y un pasado de felicidad bucólica.

  6. ASSOCIATION OF SPINOPELVIC PARAMETERS WITH THE LOCATION OF LUMBAR DISC HERNIATION

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    Léo, Jefferson Coelho de; Léo, Álvaro Coelho de; Cardoso, Igor Machado; Jacob Júnior, Charbel; Batista Júnior, José Lucas

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    Objective:To associate spinopelvic parameters, pelvic incidence, sacral slope, pelvic tilt and lumbar lordosis with the axial location of lumbar disc herniation.Methods:Retrospective study, which evaluated imaging and medical records of 61 patients with lumbar disc herniation, who underwent surgery with decompression and instrumented lumbar fusion in only one level. Pelvic incidence, sacral slope, pelvic tilt and lumbar lordosis with simple lumbopelvic lateral radiographs, which included the ...

  7. Comparison of erector spinae and hamstring muscle activities and lumbar motion during standing knee flexion in subjects with and without lumbar extension rotation syndrome.

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    Kim, Si-hyun; Kwon, Oh-yun; Park, Kyue-nam; Kim, Moon-Hwan

    2013-12-01

    The aim of this study was to compare the activity of the erector spinae (ES) and hamstring muscles and the amount and onset of lumbar motion during standing knee flexion between individuals with and without lumbar extension rotation syndrome. Sixteen subjects with lumbar extension rotation syndrome (10 males, 6 females) and 14 healthy subjects (8 males, 6 females) participated in this study. During the standing knee flexion, surface electromyography (EMG) was used to measure muscle activity, and surface EMG electrodes were attached to both the ES and hamstring (medial and lateral) muscles. A three-dimensional motion analysis system was used to measure kinematic data of the lumbar spine. An independent-t test was conducted for the statistical analysis. The group suffering from lumbar extension rotation syndrome exhibited asymmetric muscle activation of the ES and decreased hamstring activity. Additionally, the group with lumbar extension rotation syndrome showed greater and earlier lumbar extension and rotation during standing knee flexion compared to the control group. These data suggest that asymmetric ES muscle activation and a greater amount of and earlier lumbar motion in the sagittal and transverse plane during standing knee flexion may be an important factor contributing to low back pain. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. High-Force Versus Low-Force Lumbar Traction in Acute Lumbar Sciatica Due to Disc Herniation: A Preliminary Randomized Trial.

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    Isner-Horobeti, Marie-Eve; Dufour, Stéphane Pascal; Schaeffer, Michael; Sauleau, Erik; Vautravers, Philippe; Lecocq, Jehan; Dupeyron, Arnaud

    This study compared the effects of high-force versus low-force lumbar traction in the treatment of acute lumbar sciatica secondary to disc herniation. A randomized double blind trial was performed, and 17 subjects with acute lumbar sciatica secondary to disc herniation were assigned to high-force traction at 50% body weight (BW; LT50, n = 8) or low force traction at 10% BW (LT10, n = 9) for 10 sessions in 2 weeks. Radicular pain (visual analogue scale [VAS]), lumbo-pelvic-hip complex motion (finger-to-toe test), lumbar-spine mobility (Schöber-Macrae test), nerve root compression (straight-leg-raising test), disability (EIFEL score), drug consumption, and overall evaluation of each patient were measured at days 0, 7, 1, 4, and 28. Significant (P sciatica secondary to disc herniation who received 2 weeks of lumbar traction reported reduced radicular pain and functional impairment and improved well-being regardless of the traction force group to which they were assigned. The effects of the traction treatment were independent of the initial level of medication and appeared to be maintained at the 2-week follow-up. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  9. Uso de álcool como causa necessária de morte no Brasil, 2010 a 2012

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO:Descrever a mortalidade por doenças, condições e lesões para as quais o consumo de álcool é causa necessária durante o triênio de 2010 a 2012 no Brasil. MÉTODOS: Foi realizado um estudo descritivo com dados do Sistema de Informações sobre Mortalidade (SIM do Ministério da Saúde do Brasil. Foram considerados os óbitos cujas causas básicas foram classificadas em qualquer um dos 78 códigosda Classificação Estatística Internacional de Doenças e Problemas Relacionados à Saúde (CID-10 correspondentes às doenças, condições e lesões para as quais o uso de álcool é causa necessária. RESULTADOS: Foram registrados 55 380 óbitos pelas causas consideradas, sendo 88,5% de homens. A taxa de mortalidade bruta (TMB no triênio foi de 9,6 por 100 000 habitantes na população geral, 17,35 por 100 000 homens para o sexo masculino e 2,15 por 100 000 mulheres para o sexo feminino. TMB mais elevadas foram observadas nos grupos de 50 a 59 (28,45 e de 60 a 69 (27,23 anos de idade e em pessoas de cor da pele preta ou parda (10,15. As regiões Nordeste (11,70 e Centro-Oeste (11,04 exibiram as taxas de mortalidade ajustadas mais elevadas. As doenças do fígado foram as principais causas de morte (55,3%. CONCLUSÕES: A mortalidade por causas associadas ao consumo de álcool é elevada no Brasil, especialmente entre os homens, na faixa etária de 50 a 69 anos e nos residentes das regiões Nordeste e Centro-Oeste.

  10. Therapeutic efficacy of hydro-kinesiotherapy Programs in lumbar spondylosis

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    Full Text Available Lumbar spondylarthrosis is a degenerative disease that affects the joint structures of the lumbar spine. In the course of time, numerous studies on the role of hydro-kinesiotherapy in the treatment of lumbar spondylosis have been conducted. The aim of this research is motivated by the significantly high number of patients with chronic pain in the lumbar spine due to lumbar spondylosis, as well as by the negative impact on their quality of life through the impairment of the activities of daily living. The prospective longitudinal study was carried out at the Clinical Rehabilitation Hospital Cluj-Napoca. The study included 35 patients with chronic low back pain and mobility limitation in the lumbar spine. The patients were assigned to two groups: the study group formed by 20 patients and the control group consisting of 15 patients aged between 40-70 years. The treatment of the patients included in the study was performed over a two week period and consisted of a hydro-kinesiotherapy program, for the patients of the study group, the duration of a treatment session being 40 minutes. Both the subjects of the study group and of the control group also benefited from sedative massage of the lumbosacral spine, kinesiotherapy, laser therapy of the lumbar spine. The patients were evaluated using Schober’s test, the Visual Analogue Scale, the Oswestry index. These evaluation methods were applied to the patients of both groups at the beginning of the rehabilitation programs and after two weeks. The results of the study demonstrated the therapeutic efficacy of the medical rehabilitation programs that included hydro-kinesiotherapy programs. The patients of both groups had improvements through a decrease of lumbar pain, an increase in lumbar spine mobility, as well as in the patients’ ability to organize themselves in the activities of daily living. However, the patients of the study group, with a hydro-kinesiotherapy program performed for two weeks, had

  11. New physical examination tests for lumbar spondylolisthesis and instability: low midline sill sign and interspinous gap change during lumbar flexion-extension motion.

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    Ahn, Kang; Jhun, Hyung-Joon

    2015-04-22

    Lumbar spondylolisthesis (LS) and lumbar instability (LI) are common disorders in patients with low back or lumbar radicular pain. However, few physical examination tests for LS and LI have been reported. In the study described herein, new physical examination tests for LS and LI were devised and evaluated for their validity. The test for LS was designated "low midline sill sign", and that for LI was designated "interspinous gap change" during lumbar flexion-extension motion. The validity of the low midline sill sign was evaluated in 96 patients with low back or lumbar radicular pain. Validity of the interspinous gap change during lumbar flexion-extension motion was evaluated in 73 patients with low back or lumbar radicular pain. The sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values of the two tests were also investigated. The sensitivity and specificity of the low midline sill sign for LS were 81.3% and 89.1%, respectively. Positive and negative predictive values of the test were 78.8% and 90.5%, respectively. The sensitivity and specificity of the interspinous gap change test for LI were 82.2% and 60.7%, respectively. Positive and negative predictive values of the test were 77.1% and 68.0%, respectively. The low midline sill sign and interspinous gap change tests are effective for the detection of LS and LI, and can be performed easily in an outpatient setting.

  12. Single-stage posterior transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion, debridement, limited decompression, 3-column reconstruction, and posterior instrumentation in surgical treatment for single-segment lumbar spinal tuberculosis

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    Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the feasibility and efficacy of surgical management of single-segment lumbar spinal tuberculosis (TB) by using single-stage posterior transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion, debridement, limited decompression, 3-column reconstruction, and posterior instrumentation.Methods: Seventeen cases of single-segment lumbar TB were treated with single-stage posterior transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion, debridement, limited decompression, 3-column reco...

  13. Intervertebral Fusion with Mobile Microendoscopic Discectomy for Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease.

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    Xu, Bao-Shan; Liu, Yue; Xu, Hai-Wei; Yang, Qiang; Ma, Xin-Long; Hu, Yong-Cheng

    2016-05-01

    The aim of this article is to introduce a technique for lumbar intervertebral fusion that incorporates mobile microendoscopic discectomy (MMED) for lumbar degenerative disc disease. Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion is frequently performed to treat degenerative diseases of the lumbar spine; however, the scope of such surgery and vision is limited by what the naked eye can see through the expanding channel system. To expand the visual scope and reduce trauma, we perform lumbar intervertebral fusion with the aid of a MMED system that provides a wide field through freely tilting the surgical instrument and canals. We believe that this technique is a good option for treating lumbar degenerative disc disease that requires lumbar intervertebral fusion. © 2016 Chinese Orthopaedic Association and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.

  14. Lumbar Lordosis of Spinal Stenosis Patients during Intraoperative Prone Positioning

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    Lee, Su-Keon; Lee, Seung-Hwan; Song, Kyung-Sub; Park, Byung-Moon; Lim, Sang-Youn; Jang, Geun; Lee, Beom-Seok; Moon, Seong-Hwan; Lee, Hwan-Mo

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    Background To evaluate the effect of spondylolisthesis on lumbar lordosis on the OSI (Jackson; Orthopaedic Systems Inc.) frame. Restoration of lumbar lordosis is important for maintaining sagittal balance. Physiologic lumbar lordosis has to be gained by intraoperative prone positioning with a hip extension and posterior instrumentation technique. There are some debates about changing lumbar lordosis on the OSI frame after an intraoperative prone position. We evaluated the effect of spondyloli...

  15. Conflictos socio-ambientales y recursos hídricos en Guanacaste; una descripción desde el cambio en el estilo de desarrollo (1997-2006)

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    A. Ramirez Cover (Alonso)

    2008-01-01

    markdownabstractResumen El presente estudio se avoca a estudiar las causas y las dinámicas de conflicto por el agua en Guanacaste y su relación con las características del estilo de desarrollo allí implantado. El estudio concluye advirtiendo una problemática que, si no es controlada pronto

  16. The top 100 classic papers in lumbar spine surgery.

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    Steinberger, Jeremy; Skovrlj, Branko; Caridi, John M; Cho, Samuel K

    2015-05-15

    Bibliometric review of the literature. To analyze and quantify the most frequently cited papers in lumbar spine surgery and to measure their impact on the entire lumbar spine literature. Lumbar spine surgery is a dynamic and complex field. Basic science and clinical research remain paramount in understanding and advancing the field. While new literature is published at increasing rates, few studies make long-lasting impacts. The Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge was searched for citations of all papers relevant to lumbar spine surgery. The number of citations, authorship, year of publication, journal of publication, country of publication, and institution were recorded for each paper. The most cited paper was found to be the classic paper from 1990 by Boden et al that described magnetic resonance imaging findings in individuals without back pain, sciatica, and neurogenic claudication showing that spinal stenosis and herniated discs can be incidentally found when scanning patients. The second most cited study similarly showed that asymptomatic patients who underwent lumbar spine magnetic resonance imaging frequently had lumbar pathology. The third most cited paper was the 2000 publication of Fairbank and Pynsent reviewing the Oswestry Disability Index, the outcome-measure questionnaire most commonly used to evaluate low back pain. The majority of the papers originate in the United States (n=58), and most were published in Spine (n=63). Most papers were published in the 1990s (n=49), and the 3 most common topics were low back pain, biomechanics, and disc degeneration. This report identifies the top 100 papers in lumbar spine surgery and acknowledges those individuals who have contributed the most to the advancement of the study of the lumbar spine and the body of knowledge used to guide evidence-based clinical decision making in lumbar spine surgery today. 3.

  17. Efectividad de la microonda, masoterapia y ejercicios de Williams en pacientes con dolor lumbar

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    Antonio del Valle Torres

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    Full Text Available Fundamento: el dolor lumbar constituye un problema de salud a nivel mundial, su tratamiento constituye un reto en la práctica médica asistencial. Objetivo: evaluar la efectividad de la microonda, masoterapia y ejercicios de Williams en pacientes con dolor lumbar. Método: se realizó un estudio prospectivo experimental en una muestra de 60 pacientes con lumbalgia subaguda y crónica. Se asignaron dos esquemas de tratamiento: uno con microonda combinada con masoterapia y ejercicios de Williams (Grupo A, otro con medicamentos y reposo (Grupo B. Se aplicó la escala analógica visual y la escala de Oswestry en la consulta inicial y al culminar el tratamiento. Resultados: se obtuvo mejores resultados en el grupo A (estudio que en el grupo B (control en cuanto a reducción del dolor e independencia para las actividades de la vida diaria. Conclusiones: el protocolo de tratamiento fisioterapéutico resultó ser beneficioso, pues la recuperación y el alivio del dolor resultaron ser más rápidos y permitió la sustitución de fármacos.

  18. Perfil de mortalidade por causas externas entre Adventistas do Sétimo Dia e a população geral

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    Ana Paula Costa Velten

    Full Text Available Resumo Este estudo teve por objetivo comparar o perfil de mortalidade por causas externas entre Adventistas do Sétimo Dia e população geral do Espírito Santo no período de 2003 a 2009. Realizou-se busca dos Adventistas no banco nominal do Sistema de Informação sobre Mortalidade de posse das informações dos Adventistas fornecidas pelas sedes administrativas da instituição. Os óbitos por causas externas ocorridos no período estudado foram então separados em dois grupos: Adventistas e população geral. Os Adventistas apresentaram menor mortalidade proporcional por causas externas (10% que a população geral (19%, sendo o sexo masculino o principal responsável por essa diferença. Em ambos os grupos os óbitos predominaram na faixa de 20 a 29 anos. As mortes por causas acidentais foram mais expressivas entre os Adventistas (68,08% enquanto as mortes por causas intencionais relacionadas às agressões e lesões autoprovocadas foram mais significativas na população geral (53,67% de todas as mortes. A razão de mortalidade padronizada para as causas externas foi 41,3, sendo assim ser Adventista reduziu a mortalidade em 58,7%. Acredita-se que o benefício dos Adventistas verificado em relação à mortalidade por causas externas possa estar relacionado à recomendação de abstinência do consumo de álcool por esse grupo.

  19. Single photon emission computed tomography in lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis

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    Ito, S.; Muro, T.; Eisenstein, S.

    1998-01-01

    Analysis of single photon emission computed tomographic images and plain X-ray films of the lumbar vertebrae was performed in 15 patients with lumbar spondylosis and 15 patients with lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis. The facet joint and osteophyte images were observed in particular, and the slipping ratio of spondylolisthetic vertebrae was determined. The slipping ratio of degenerative spondylolisthesis ranged from 11.8 % to 22.3 %. Hot uptake of 99mTc-HMDP by both L4-5 facet joints was significantly greater in the patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis than in those with lumbar spondylosis. The hot uptake by the osteophytes in lumbar spondylosis was nearly uniform among the three inferior segments, L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S, but was localized to the spondylolisthetic vertebrae, L4-5, or L5-S, in the patients with spondylolisthesis. Half of the osteophytes with hot uptake were assigned to the 3rd degree of Nathan's grading. It was suggested that stress was localized to the slipping vertebrae and their facet joints in patients with lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis. (author)

  20. Multicausalidad, impunidad y violencia: una visión alternativa

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    Gaitán Daza, Fernando

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Este ensayo critica las explicaciones multicausales de la violencia y las que sostienen que la impunidad de los delitos penales es el principal estímulo al crimen y la violencia. Muestra la pobreza analítica de identificar a cada deficiencia institucional del Estado y la sociedad como causa objetiva de la violencia. También señala que no se debe confundir la impunidad, indicador del problema, con el problema mismo. Después de mostrar las deficiencias de estas explicaciones, desarrolla una alternativa basada en dos hechos centrales cuya importancia ha sido ignorada: la naturaleza organizada del crimen y el quiebre de la totalidad del sistema de seguridad y justicia colombiano.

  1. Optimizing Residents' Performance of Lumbar Puncture

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    Henriksen, Mikael Johannes Vuokko; Wienecke, Troels; Thagesen, Helle

    2018-01-01

    Background: Lumbar puncture is often associated with uncertainty and limited experience on the part of residents; therefore, preparatory interventions can be essential. There is growing interest in the potential benefit of videos over written text. However, little attention has been given...... to whether the design of the videos impacts on subsequent performance. Objective: To investigate the effect of different preparatory interventions on learner performance and self-confidence regarding lumbar puncture (LP). Design: Randomized controlled trial in which participants were randomly assigned to one...... of three interventions as preparation for performing lumbar puncture: 1) goal- and learner-centered video (GLV) presenting procedure-specific process goals and learner-centered information; 2) traditional video (TV) providing expert-driven content, but no process goals; and 3) written text (WT...

  2. O hipertexto e o estranho: causas e efeitos

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    Everton Vinicius de Santa

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Segundo Barthes, o texto ideal é aquele que se apresenta em redes múltiplas e que se entrelaça, sem comprometer sua estrutura. Redes ou nós que fazem com que esse texto ofereça um universo de significantes e significados, ou seja, não tem início, é reversível, possui diversas entradas e isso se choca com a noção tradicional de práticas de leitura e escrita linear. Nesse sentido, nosso objetivo é demonstrar como o hipertexto causa "estranheza" partindo do conceito de “estranho” apontado por Freud em seu artigo Das Unheimlich (1919, a fim de que possamos compreender como essa relação obra/leitor vem sendo alterada e provocando sensações de dinamicidade distintas da inércia do papel, como observamos em O Jogo da Amarelinha (1963, de Julio Cortázar, e em textos de temática fantástica, como em E.T.A. Hoffmann e Edgar Allan Poe, não no sentido do assustador, mas do provocativo, do foregrounding que gera causas e efeitos significantes nas práticas literárias digitais conectadas ao ciberespaço.

  3. Eficacia del tratamiento acupuntural en pacientes con sacrolumbalgia de causa no neurológica

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    Arthur Smith Austin

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un ensayo clinicoterapéutico de fase II de 120 pacientes con sacrolumbalgia no neurológica, atendidos en el cuerpo de guardia y en la consulta ambulatoria del Instituto Superior de Medicina Militar "Dr. Luis Díaz Soto" y del Hospital Militar Central "Dr. Carlos J. Finlay", desde enero de 2009 hasta junio de 2010, con vistas a evaluar la eficacia del tratamiento acupuntural. Se conformaron 2 grupos de 60 integrantes cada uno, los cuales fueron comparados con un grupo control con la misma cantidad de pacientes, pero con tratamiento farmacológico. Se obtuvo que los tratados con acupuntura mejoraron en menor tiempo, en particular los del grupo 2, de donde se infiere que esta técnica resultó eficaz para aliviar el dolor lumbar en quienes se aplicó, a la vez que permitió a los enfermos reducir el período de tratamiento, ahorrar medicamentos y lograr una rápida reincorporación a la vida laboral y social.

  4. Axial loaded MRI of the lumbar spine

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    Saifuddin, A. E-mail: asaifuddin@aol.com; Blease, S.; MacSweeney, E

    2003-09-01

    Magnetic resonance imaging is established as the technique of choice for assessment of degenerative disorders of the lumbar spine. However, it is routinely performed with the patient supine and the hips and knees flexed. The absence of axial loading and lumbar extension results in a maximization of spinal canal dimensions, which may in some cases, result in failure to demonstrate nerve root compression. Attempts have been made to image the lumbar spine in a more physiological state, either by imaging with flexion-extension, in the erect position or by using axial loading. This article reviews the literature relating to the above techniques.

  5. Lumbar supports for prevention and treatment of low back pain

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    Van Tulder, M W; Jellema, P; van Poppel, M N

    2000-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Lumbar supports are used in the treatment of low back pain patients to make the impairment and disability vanish or decrease. Lumbar supports are also used to prevent the onset of low back pain (primary prevention) or to prevent recurrences of a low back pain episode (secondary...... 1999, and the Embase database up to September 1998. We also screened references given in relevant reviews and identified controlled trials, and used Science Citation Index to identify additional controlled trials. SELECTION CRITERIA: Controlled clinical trials that reported on any type of lumbar...... types of treatment or no intervention. No evidence was found on the effectiveness of lumbar supports for secondary prevention. The systematic review of therapeutic trials showed that there is limited evidence that lumbar supports are more effective than no treatment, while it is still unclear if lumbar...

  6. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Lumbar Spine (For Parents)

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    ... Staying Safe Videos for Educators Search English Español Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Lumbar Spine KidsHealth / For Parents / Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Lumbar Spine What's in this article? ...

  7. La afectividad desde una perspectiva de la subjetividad

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    Fernando L. González Rey

    Full Text Available La reflexión presentada por el autor tiene como punto de partida el concepto de subjetividad, el cual retoma desde una perpectiva compleja, dialógica y dialéctica, en la cual la subjetividad se define por los procesos de significación y sentido subjetivo que caracterizan al sujeto, la personalidad y las diferentes instancias sociales en las cuales el sujeto actúa. La necesidad se presenta en un relación recursiva con las emociones, en la cual ambas aparecen, en momentos diferentes, como causas y productos de las relaciones que establecen entre si. El motivo es definido como configuración constituyente de la personalidad y, simultáneamente, como sistema constituido por ella.

  8. Microdiscectomia lombar tubular com o uso de seringas descartáveis de diâmetros progressivos: resultados cirúrgicos Microdiscectomía lumbar tubular con el uso de seringas desechables de diámetros progresivos: resultados quirúrgicos Tubular lumbar microdiscectomy using disposable syringes of progressive diameters: surgical results

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    Diogo Valli Anderle

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: descrever técnica minimamente invasiva para abordagem das hérnias discais com material de baixo custo. MÉTODOS: estudo prospectivo da avaliação dos resultados cirúrgicos de dez pacientes submetidos à microdiscectomia lombar tubular com uso de seringas descartáveis de diâmetros progressivos. RESULTADOS: utilizando os critérios de MacNab modificados, 60% dos pacientes apresentaram resultados considerados excelentes, 30% bons e 10% razoáveis. O tempo médio de cirurgia foi de 70 minutos e o de permanência hospitalar, de 14 horas. CONCLUSÃO: o uso de seringas descartáveis para microdiscectomia tubular foi seguro, de baixo custo e com resultados preliminares semelhantes aos da literatura para o tratamento minimamente invasivo da hérnia discal lombar.OBJETIVO: describir una técnica mínimamente invasiva para el abordaje de las hernias discales con material de bajo costo y de fácil acceso. MÉTODOS: estudio prospectivo de la evaluación de los resultados quirúrgicos de diez pacientes sometidos a una microdiscectomía lumbar utilizando jeringas desechables de diámetros progresivos. RESULTADOS: utilizando los criterios de MacNab cambiados, un 60% de los pacientes tuvieron resultados considerados como excelentes, el 30% buenos y el 10% razonables. El tiempo medio de cirugía fue 70 minutos y de permanencia en el hospital fue de 14 horas. CONCLUSIÓN: los resultados del estudio indican que la técnica es viable, de bajo costo y con resultados similares a los reportados en la literatura para el tratamiento mínimamente invasivo de la hernia discal lumbar.OBJECTIVE: to describe a minimally invasive technique to treat lumbar disc herniation with low-cost material. METHODS: this is a prospective evaluation of ten patients submitted to a tubular lumbar microdiscectomy with disposable syringes for herniated disc. The modified MacNab criteria were used to evaluate the surgical results. RESULTS: according to the modified Mac

  9. Atividade eletromiográfica dos músculos extensores do tronco durante exercícios de estabilização lumbar do método Pilates

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    G.A. Paz

    2014-06-01

    Conclusión: Por lo tanto, los ejercicios anteriores se pueden realizar buscando mejorar la activación de los músculos del tronco y la estabilidad de la columna vertebral. Asimismo, los resultados encontrados en el estudio actual pueden ser una referencia para seleccionar los ejercicios durante los programas de entrenamiento para los músculos de la espalda lumbar.

  10. Treatment and outcome of herniated lumbar intervertebral disk in a ...

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    The goal of treatment in cases of lumbar disk herniation is to return the patient to .... instability during surgery on the lumbar spine for the treatment of reherniation ... H. H. Failure within one year following subtotal lumbar discectomy. J Bone ...

  11. LUMBAR LORDOSIS IN ASYMPTOMATICS SUBJECTS AND PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN

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    S.J MOUSAVI

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The relationship between the degree of lumbar lordosis and chronic and purpose low back pain (LBP has long been speculated, but there is discrepancy in findings of previous researchers. The purpose of this of this study was to drtermin differences between lumbar lordosis in asymptomatic and LBP subjects. Matherials: Lumbar lordosis of 420 patients with chronic LBP and 420 asymptomatic subjects was measured by two examiner. A flexible ruler was used to measure lumbar lodosis in all subjects. Results: The averagr degree of lumbar lordosis for all subjects was 37±13°. Females had greater lumbar lordosis (42 ±15° than males (32±100 and elderly subjects had lesser lumbar lordosis than younger and middle aged subjects. Conclussoion: The degree of lumbar lordosis was not differet between normal subjects and those with LBP. It seems that effects of lumbar lordosis on LBP and treatment programs need to be reevaluated.

  12. [A woman with a postoperative lumbar swelling].

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    Hulshof, Hanna M; Elsenburg, Patric H J M; Frequin, Stephan T F M

    2013-01-01

    A 65-year-old woman had developed a large lumbar swelling in a period of four weeks following lumbar laminectomy. An MRI-scan revealed a large fluid collection, which had formed from the spinal canal. The diagnosis 'liquorcele', a rare complication of spine surgery, was established.

  13. IDEAS SOBRE LAS CAUSAS DE LA OBESIDAD EN ESTUDIANTES UNIVERSITARIOS MEXICANOS Y ESPAÑOLES

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    Rigoberto León Sánchez; Blanca Elizabeth Jiménez Cruz; Asunción López Manjón; Kirareset Barrera García

    2014-01-01

    Diversos estudios han mostrado que los profesionales de la salud estigmatizan la obesidad, incluso aquellos que dedican su labor a la atención del paciente obeso. Es posible que dichas creencias negativas tengan que ver con la atribución de las causas de la obesidad, es decir, si se supone que la persona obesa tiene o no responsabilidad sobre su padecimiento. El propósito del presente trabajo fue examinar las creencias sobre las causas de la obesidad de dos grupos de estudiantes universitario...

  14. Analysis of Patients with Myelopathy due to Benign Intradural Spinal Tumors with Concomitant Lumbar Degenerative Diseases Misdiagnosed and Erroneously Treated with Lumbar Surgery.

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    Lu, Kang; Wang, Hao-Kuang; Liliang, Po-Chou; Yang, Chih-Hui; Yen, Cheng-Yo; Tsai, Yu-Duan; Chen, Po-Yuan; Chye, Cien-Leong; Wang, Kuo-Wei; Liang, Cheng-Loong; Chen, Han-Jung

    2017-09-01

    When a cervical or thoracic benign intradural spinal tumor (BIST) coexists with lumbar degenerative diseases (LDD), diagnosis can be difficult. Symptoms of BIST-myelopathy can be mistaken as being related to LDD. Worse, an unnecessary lumbar surgery could be performed. This study was conducted to analyze cases in which an erroneous lumbar surgery was undertaken in the wake of failure to identify BIST-associated myelopathy. Cases were found in a hospital database. Patients who underwent surgery for LDD first and then another surgery for BIST removal within a short interval were studied. Issues investigated included why the BISTs were missed, how they were found later, and how the patients reacted to the unnecessary lumbar procedures. Over 10 years, 167 patients received both surgeries for LDD and a cervical or thoracic BIST. In 7 patients, lumbar surgery preceded tumor removal by a short interval. Mistakes shared by the physicians included failure to detect myelopathy and a BIST, and a hasty decision for lumbar surgery, which soon turned out to be futile. Although the BISTs were subsequently found and removed, 5 patients believed that the lumbar surgery was unnecessary, with 4 patients expressing regrets and 1 patient threatening to take legal action against the initial surgeon. Concomitant symptomatic LDD and BIST-associated myelopathy pose a diagnostic challenge. Spine specialists should refrain from reflexively linking leg symptoms and impaired ability to walk to LDD. Comprehensive patient evaluation is fundamental to avoid misdiagnosis and wrong lumbar surgery. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. Más niños sanos por una mejor comunicación

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    Adolfo Negrotto

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Vamos a describir un proyecto de planificación de la comunicación al servicio de una causa muy concreta: educar para combatir la desnutrición infantil. Quien llevó a cabo este proyecto fue la Escuela Superior de Periodismo y Comunicación de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Argentina. Quienes se beneficiaron del proyecto fueron los niños de hasta seis años de los barrios Independencia y El Parque, de la localidad de Chilecito, provincia La Rioja, Argentina. La población total de esos barrios era de cinco mil personas.

  16. Estudio comparativo del tiro: balonkorf con dos manos; baloncesto con una mano

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    García Pérez, Leontino

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    Hace cuatro años, por motivos profesionales, llegué a Estepona, villa malagueña de la Costa del Sol; (lugar donde resido). En dicha zona conocí un deporte nuevo para mí, un deporte nuevo pero que tenía características parecidas a deportes conocidos y con el gran atractivo de ser un deporte mixto, y por esta causa lo podían jugar todos los alumnos de una clase, grupos de amigos, familiares, etc. La práctica del Balonkorf en la Costa del Sol y especialmente en los municipios de Estepona, F...

  17. Absentismo laboral por causa médica en trabajadores del área operativa de una compañía de extracción de minerales en Colombia, 2011 Sickness absence in workers from an operating area of a mining company in Colombia, 2011

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    Elsa María Vásquez Trespalacios

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    Full Text Available Introducción: El sector minero es uno de los más dinámicos de la economía en Colombia, sin embargo, poco se conoce acerca del ausentismo laboral que enfrenta. Objetivo: Describir la magnitud del ausentismo laboral por causa médica en el área operativa de una empresa minera Colombiana, durante el año 2011. Material y métodos: estudio descriptivo, transversal, en el que se analizaron 130 ausencias por causa médica. Los episodios se categorizaron según grupos diagnósticos de la Clasificación Internacional de Enfermedades versión 10 (CIE-10 y se calcularon indicadores de ausentismo. Resultados y discusión: 66.9% de las ausencias se debió a enfermedad general y el 33.3% a accidentes de trabajo. El promedio de ausencia es de 4.28 +/-5.64 días por trabajador. Las enfermedades musculoesqueléticas y los traumatismos y envenenamientos tuvieron los mayores días de ausencia, similar a lo reportado por otros investigadores. Los accidentes de trabajo generaron 315 días de ausencia. 19 ausentistas repetitivos aportaron en total 100 días perdidos. La edad promedio de los ausentistas repetitivos es de 28.6 años+/-6.7. Los ausentistas crónicos generaron una pérdida de 258 días por cada 100 trabajadores programados.Introduction: The mining sector is one of the most dynamic in Colombian economy, however, little is known about absenteeism. Aim: To describe the extent of sickness absence in an operating area of a mining company in Colombia, in 2011. Material and Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional study, which analyzed 130 sickness absences. The episodes were categorized according to diagnostic groups of the International Classification of Diseases version 10 (ICD-10 and calculated rates of absenteeism. Results and discussion: 66.9% of absences were due to general illness and 33.3% of accidents at work. The average absence is 4.28 +/-5.64 days per worker. Most of absence days were generated by musculoskeletal diseases and injuries and

  18. Magnetic resonance imaging of normal lumbar intervertebral discs

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    Al-Hadidi, Maher T.; Badran, Darwish H.; Abu-Ghaida, Jamal H.; Al-Hadidi, A.

    2001-01-01

    Objective was to study changes in midpoint lumbar disc heights in an asymptomatic Jordanian sample relative to age, sex, lumbar level and midvertebral heights. A total of 153 asymptomatic patients (87 males, age range 20-65 years; mean 43+/-12.1 and 66 females, age range 22-68 years; mean 47+/-13.7) were selected during the study period. All underwent midsagittal magnetic resonance imaging to measure the midpoint disc height and midvertebral height of all lumbar spines. Values were statistically analyzed to obtain the significance of differences in the means of midpoint disc heights at different levels in every age group and among other age groups. The relative height indices for every lumbar level in each age group for both males and females were determined. The results showed that a highly significant sex-independent cephalocaudal increase sequence of midpoint disc heights is evident, where maximum values are reached at lumbar 3/4 level in the younger age groups and at lumbar 5/sacral 1 level in older ones. In relation to age, midpoint disc heights displayed a non-linear, alternating increase/decrease pattern, which was of higher magnitude and statistically significant in males, but less evident and statistically insignificant in females. Maximum values were reached during the 6th decade in males while during the 5th decade in females. The relative height indices were similar in both sexes and remained fairly constant between age groups at all levels. The craniocaudal and age-dependent patterns could be termed physiological and interpreted as adaptation of the lumbar spine to changing functional demands. The utility of the relative height index is discussed. (author)

  19. De la bioética a la ecoética (Una reflexión desde el «Racionalismo dialéctico»)

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    Luis Jair Gómez Giraldo

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    La «crisis ambiental», a causa de la novedad, tiene dos características muy importantes. De un lado está el lenguaje en dos perspectivas. En la apreciación de Gastón Bachelard, el problema de la diversidad de conceptualizaciones y teorizaciones al respecto, y del lado de Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen, la carencia de una clara certificación. La “Ética de la Tierra”, escrita por Aldo Leopold fue una primera aproximación a la configuración de un comportamiento ético referido a la problemática ambien...

  20. 49 CFR 572.85 - Lumbar spine flexure.

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    ... 49 Transportation 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Lumbar spine flexure. 572.85 Section 572.85... ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) ANTHROPOMORPHIC TEST DEVICES 9-Month Old Child § 572.85 Lumbar spine flexure. (a) When subjected to continuously applied force in accordance with paragraph (b...

  1. Anterior lumbar interbody fusion versus transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion--systematic review and meta-analysis.

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    Phan, Kevin; Thayaparan, Ganesha K; Mobbs, Ralph J

    2015-01-01

    To assess the clinical and radiographic outcomes and complications of anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) versus transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF). A systematic literature search was conducted from six electronic databases. The relative risk and weighted mean difference (WMD) were used as statistical summary effect sizes. Fusion rates (88.6% vs. 91.9%, P = 0.23) and clinical outcomes were comparable between ALIF and TLIF. ALIF was associated with restoration of disk height (WMD, 2.71 mm, P = 0.01), segmental lordosis (WMD, 2.35, P = 0.03), and whole lumbar lordosis (WMD, 6.33, P = 0.03). ALIF was also associated with longer hospitalization (WMD, 1.8 days, P = 0.01), lower dural injury (0.4% vs. 3.8%, P = 0.05) but higher blood vessel injury (2.6% vs. 0%, P = 0.04). ALIF and TLIF appear to have similar success and clinical outcomes, with different complication profiles. ALIF may be associated with superior restoration of disk height and lordosis, but requires further validation in future studies.

  2. Predictors of clinical outcome following lumbar disc surgery

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    Hebert, Jeffrey J; Fritz, Julie; Koppenhaver, S.L.

    2016-01-01

    scheduled for first time, single-level lumbar discectomy. Participants underwent a standardized preoperative evaluation including real-time ultrasound imaging assessment of lumbar multifidus function, and an 8-week postoperative rehabilitation programme. Clinical outcome was defined by change in disability....... CONCLUSIONS: Information gleaned from the clinical history and physical examination helps to identify patients more likely to succeed with lumbar disc surgery. While this study helps to inform clinical practice, additional research confirming these results is required prior to confident clinical...

  3. Fadiga óssea: causa de dor em joelhos na osteoartrite

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    Wilson Campos Tavares Júnior

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available A dor no joelho é o sintoma mais comum na osteoartrite, sendo a principal causa de incapacidade crônica em idosos e uma das principais fontes de morbidade atribuível à osteoartrite em geral. As causas de dor no joelho em pessoas com osteoartrite não são facilmente entendidas e o conhecimento sobre as causas da dor é fundamental para que futuramente sejam realizadas intervenções específicas. A fadiga óssea representa o remodelamento do osso subcondral na osteoartrite, levando a uma consequente alteração na forma do osso e/ou perda óssea. No entanto, a fadiga óssea não é algo facilmente interpretado, pois é de difícil detecção na ausência de defeitos claros da cortical e pela sobreposição de estruturas ósseas nas radiografias convencionais. A fadiga óssea está associada não apenas a dor no joelho, mas também a rigidez e incapacidade. Se a fadiga ocorre antes da osteoartrite avançada, isso sugere que alterações no osso subcondral podem ocorrer simultaneamente a alterações da cartilagem e que tratamentos visando sua preservação podem não ser eficazes. Lesões com padrão de edema ósseo estão associadas e são fatores preditivos para fadiga óssea. Este trabalho tem por objetivo rever a literatura mostrando a importância da fadiga óssea e de como diagnosticar esta alteração nos exames de imagem.

  4. Comportamiento agresivo en niños y adolescentes: Una perspectiva desde el ciclo vital

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    Sabeh, Eliana; Caballero, Valeria; Contini de González, Evangelina Norma

    2017-01-01

    p. 77-95 El comportamiento agresivo se sitúa entre las problemáticas más significativas de nuestros tiempos. Tanto en el ámbito clínico como educativo constituye un motivo de consulta frecuente, que exige a los profesionales un estudio profundo de las causas, procesos y consecuencias de dichas conductas, a fin de establecer si se trata de conductas esperables o patológicas. El objetivo del presente artículo es llevar a cabo una revisión de planteamientos actuales sobre la conducta agresiva...

  5. O foro competente nas causas matrimoniais segundo a instrução Dignitas Connubii

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    Orsi, João Carlos

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available A instrução Dignitas Connubii apresenta as normas que devem ser observadas nos tribunais eclesiásticos, dada para ser um vademecum para juízes e ministros dos tribunais, visando dar um tratamento mais veloz e seguro às causas de nulidade matrimonial. Importa observar que a Instrução recolhe todo o material extracodicial referente ao foro competente nas referidas causas matrimoniais. Tal informação é de grande importância para a justiça eclesiástica

  6. Causas da variabilidade do tempo de execução dos processos em diferentes sistemas construtivos

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    Herbert Melo Cruz

    Full Text Available Resumo Um dos grandes desafios para o gerenciamento da construção é a execução das atividades de acordo com as durações programadas, sendo comum a ocorrência de variabilidade. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi analisar as causas da variabilidade do tempo de execução dos processos em diferentes sistemas construtivos, classificando-as em níveis de risco. A metodologia consistiu em um estudo de casos múltiplos em diferentes sistemas construtivos, sendo aplicado com diversos trabalhadores de obras um questionário com 31 causas de variabilidade divididas em oito categorias. Visou-se levantar as variáveis frequência e intensidade de atraso. Foram observadas obras de concreto armado (convencional, alvenaria estrutural e paredes de concreto moldadas no local. Para a análise dos dados foi criado um fator de atraso e aplicada uma metodologia de classificação das causas em níveis de risco através da análise de clusters. Como resultados foram apontadas as principais causas de variabilidade para cada um dos sistemas, sendo algumas semelhantes: retrabalho, baixa qualidade do trabalho e socialização. Análises estatísticas apontaram diferenças entre os sistemas: aqueles mais industrializados tiveram maior quantidade de causas classificadas em níveis de alto risco, porém o impacto da variabilidade no processo foi menor. Há deficiências por parte dos gestores para lidar com os impactos da variabilidade nos processos.

  7. Tromboflebitis extensa como causa de fiebre insidiosa puerperal

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    Charco Roca, Luisa María; Bonmatí García, Lorena; Rubio Postigo, Gem

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    Los eventos tromboembólicos son factores contribuyentes esenciales de morbilidad y mortalidad materna. La enfermedad tromboembólica complicada en el periodo puerperal a menudo se presenta con fiebre de causa desconocida y un dolor abdominal que puede confundirse con síntomas del postparto (1). El diagnostico de estos procesos deben hacerse por tomografía axial computerizada (TAC) (1,2). La terapia antiinflamatoria, antibiótica y anticoagulante oportuna y eficaz puede mejorar significativament...

  8. Doença de Chagas como causa básica de óbito na região sudeste do Brasil: presença de causas contributárias Chagas'disease as principal cause of death an area of southeastern Brazil: presence of contributory causes

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    Dalva Marli Valério Wanderley

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    Full Text Available Estudaram-se os atestados de pessoas falecidas no Estado de São Paulo, Brasil, em 1987, cuja causa básica foi a cardiopatia chagásica, com a finalidade de conhecer a informação adicional que está presente no atestado como "causa contributária". Foram analisadas as informações existentes em 1.308 Declarações de Óbito. As causas contributárias foram identificadas e registradas a partir de uma leitura direta do atestado. Foram identificadas 261 Declarações com causas contributárias (20%, sendo 185 com apenas uma causa registrada e 75 com duas. As seis primeiras causas foram: megas, embolias, doença pulmonar crônica, infecções (exceto doença de Chagas, hipertensão arterial e desnutrição. Analisando a presença das causas contributárias no subgrupo de menores de 50 anos e de 50 anos ou mais, constatou-se uma maior proporção no grupo mais idoso e um perfil diferenciado de causas em cada subgrupo. As causas contributárias não apresentaram associação com sexo e local de residência.Death certificates of all persons who died in 1987 in the State of S.Paulo, Brazil and which presented Chagas' disease as the principal cause of death, were studied with a view to analysing the existing additional information available as to contributory causes. After a direct reading of the 1,308 death certificates, the contributory causes were identified and registered. They were mentioned in 261 (20% of the certificates, 185 of them presenting only one, and 75 two of them. The 6 more frequent contributory causes were: "megas", embolism, chronic pulmonary disease, infections (other than Chagas' disease, arterial hypertension and malnutrition. When analysisng the presence of the contributory causes in two groups - persons of less than 50 years old, and those older than 50 a higher proportion of them was observed in the older group and a distinct profile of causes was found for each group. No statistic association was observed between

  9. Morphometric study of the lumbar spinal canal in the Korean population.

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    Lee, H M; Kim, N H; Kim, H J; Chung, I H

    1995-08-01

    The anatomic dimensions of the vertebral body and spinal canal of the lumbar spine were analyzed in Koreans. To determine the normal dimension of the lumbar spinal canal in Koreans, to determine whether there are any racial differences in the morphometry of the lumbar spinal canal, and to provide criteria for diagnosing spinal stenosis in the Far Eastern Asian. Some radiologic and anatomic studies have been conducted regarding the size of the lumbar spinal canal of whites and blacks in western and African countries. One-thousand-eight-hundred measurements were performed on the transverse and sagittal diameters of vertebral bodies and spinal canals using complete sets of 90 lumbar vertebrae. The mean mid-sagittal diameter of the lumbar spinal canal in the Korean population was less than that measured in white and African populations, but there was no significant differences between the Korean, white, and African populations regarding the transverse diameter of the lumbar spinal canal. The mid-sagittal diameter of the lumbar spinal canal is narrowest in the Far Eastern Asian population; the radiologic criteria of spinal stenosis should be reconsidered for these people.

  10. The role of cumulative physical work load in lumbar spine disease: risk factors for lumbar osteochondrosis and spondylosis associated with chronic complaints

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    Seidler, A; Bolm-Audorff, U; Heiskel, H; Henkel, N; Roth-Kuver, B; Kaiser, U; Bickeboller, R; Willingstorfer, W; Beck, W; Elsner, G

    2001-01-01

    OBJECTIVES—To investigate the relation with a case-control study between symptomatic osteochondrosis or spondylosis of the lumbar spine and cumulative occupational exposure to lifting or carrying and to working postures with extreme forward bending.
METHODS—From two practices and four clinics were recruited 229 male patients with radiographically confirmed osteochondrosis or spondylosis of the lumbar spine associated with chronic complaints. Of these 135 had additionally had acute lumbar disc...

  11. Clinical tests to diagnose lumbar spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis: A systematic review.

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    Alqarni, Abdullah M; Schneiders, Anthony G; Cook, Chad E; Hendrick, Paul A

    2015-08-01

    The aim of this paper was to systematically review the diagnostic ability of clinical tests to detect lumbar spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis. A systematic literature search of six databases, with no language restrictions, from 1950 to 2014 was concluded on February 1, 2014. Clinical tests were required to be compared against imaging reference standards and report, or allow computation, of common diagnostic values. The systematic search yielded a total of 5164 articles with 57 retained for full-text examination, from which 4 met the full inclusion criteria for the review. Study heterogeneity precluded a meta-analysis of included studies. Fifteen different clinical tests were evaluated for their ability to diagnose lumbar spondylolisthesis and one test for its ability to diagnose lumbar spondylolysis. The one-legged hyperextension test demonstrated low to moderate sensitivity (50%-73%) and low specificity (17%-32%) to diagnose lumbar spondylolysis, while the lumbar spinous process palpation test was the optimal diagnostic test for lumbar spondylolisthesis; returning high specificity (87%-100%) and moderate to high sensitivity (60-88) values. Lumbar spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis are identifiable causes of LBP in athletes. There appears to be utility to lumbar spinous process palpation for the diagnosis of lumbar spondylolisthesis, however the one-legged hyperextension test has virtually no value in diagnosing patients with spondylolysis. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. Lumbar spinal stenosis

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    Lønne, Greger; Fritzell, Peter; Hägg, Olle

    2018-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Decompression surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is the most common spinal procedure in the elderly. To avoid persisting low back pain, adding arthrodesis has been recommended, especially if there is a coexisting degenerative spondylolisthesis. However, this strategy remains con...

  13. General practitioners' willingness to request plain lumbar spine radiographic examinations

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    Ryynaenen, Olli-Pekka E-mail: ollipekka.ryynanen@uku.fi; Lehtovirta, Jukka; Soimakallio, Seppo; Takala, Jorma

    2001-01-01

    Objectives: To examine general practitioners' attitudes to plain lumbar spine radiographic examinations. Design: A postal questionnaire consisting of questions on background data and doctors' opinions about plain lumbar spine radiographic examinations, as well as eight vignettes (imaginary patient cases) presenting indications for lumbar radiography, and five vignettes focusing on the doctors' willingness to request lumbar radiography on the basis of patients' age and duration of symptoms. The data were analysed according to the doctor's age, sex, workplace and the medical school of graduation. Setting: Finland. Subjects: Six hundred and fifteen randomly selected physicians working in primary health care (64% of original target group). Results: The vignettes revealed that the use of plain lumbar radiographic examination varied between 26 and 88%. Patient's age and radiation protection were the most prominent factors influencing doctors' decisions to request lumbar radiographies. Only slight differences were observed between the attitudes of male and female doctors, as well as between young and older doctors. Doctors' willingness to request lumbar radiographies increased with the patient's age in most vignettes. The duration of patients' symptoms had a dramatic effect on the doctor's decision: in all vignettes, doctors were more likely to request lumbar radiography when patient's symptoms had exceeded 4 weeks. Conclusions: General practitioners commonly use plain lumbar spine radiographic examinations, despite its limited value in the diagnosis of low back pain. Further consensus and medical education is needed to clarify the indications for plain lumbar radiographic examination.

  14. ANÁLISIS DE LA MORTALIDAD EN UNA POBLACIÓN RURAL CATALANA EN EL ÚLTIMO TERCIO DEL SIGLO XIX: CANET D’ADRI, 1872-1900

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    Josep María García Rafanell

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    Full Text Available Fundamento: Realizamos un análisis descriptivo de la mortalidad en una población rural catalana (Canet d’Adri, a 12 km de Girona de 1872 a 1900. El conocimiento de las principales causas de muerte hace un siglo, principalmente la atribuida a enfermedades no trasmisibles, puede resultar bastante ilustrativo. El objetivo del trabajo fue mostrar el patrón de distribución de la mortalidad por edad y por causa de muerte, así como el de comparar la mortalidad por enfermedades infecciosas con la mortalidad por enfermedades no infecciosas en dicho ámbito geográfico y para el período analizado. Método: Se analizan tres aspectos: la distribución de las defunciones por edad y sexo; la evolución temporal y estacional; y la distribución por causas específicas. Resultados: El 49,3% de las defunciones correspondieron a mujeres y el 50,7% a hombres. La mortalidad más elevada correspondió a «menores de un año», 35,6% del total, seguido de «mayores de 65 años», 23,7%. El 33,4% de las defunciones se debió a enfermedades respiratorias, 31,1% enfermedades infecciosas, 13,4% enfermedades circulatorias y 2,6% enfermedades digestivas. En menores de 45 años la principal causa de muerte son las enfermedades infecciosas, sobre todo entre las mujeres. Las enfermedades respiratorias constituyeron la principal causa de mortalidad entre las mujeres mayores de 45 años y entre los hombres mayores de 65 años. Son muy importantes las defunciones por causas circulatorias, sobre todo entre los hombres mayores de 65. Conclusiones: Además de la conocida preponderancia de las enfermedades infecciosas como principal causa de mortalidad, es sorprendente la importancia de las enfermedades circulatorias (la tercera causa de muerte.

  15. Hepatocellular Carcinoma Supplied by the Right Lumbar Artery

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    Miyayama, Shiro; Yamashiro, Masashi; Okuda, Miho; Yoshie, Yuichi; Sugimori, Natsuki; Igarashi, Saya; Nakashima, Yoshiko; Matsui, Osamu

    2010-01-01

    This study evaluated the clinical features of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) supplied by the right lumbar artery. Eleven patients with HCC supplied by the right lumbar artery were treated with chemoembolization. The patients' medical records were retrospectively analyzed. All patients underwent 6.7 ± 3.7 (mean ± SD) chemoembolization sessions, and the hepatic arterial branches were noted as being attenuated. The right inferior phrenic artery (IPA) was also embolized in 10 patients. The interval between initial chemoembolization and chemoembolization of the lumbar artery supply was 53.2 ± 26.9 months. Mean tumor diameter was 3.1 ± 2.4 cm and was located at the surface of S7 and S6. The feeding-branch arose proximal to the bifurcation of the dorsal ramus and muscular branches (n = 8) or from the muscular branches (n = 3) of the right first (n = 10) or second lumbar artery (n = 1). The anterior spinal artery originated from the tumor-feeding lumbar artery in one patient. All feeders were selected, and embolization was performed after injection of iodized oil and anticancer drugs (n = 10) or gelatin sponge alone in a patient with anterior spinal artery branching (n = 1). Eight patients died from tumor progression 10.1 ± 4.6 months later, and two patients survived 2 and 26 months, respectively. The remaining patient died of bone metastases after 32 months despite liver transplantation 10 months after chemoembolization. The right lumbar artery supplies HCC located in the bare area of the liver, especially in patients who undergo repeated chemoembolization, including chemoembolization by way of the right IPA. Chemoembolization by way of the right lumbar artery may be safe when the feeder is well selected.

  16. Physiological pattern of lumbar disc height

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    Biggemann, M.; Frobin, W.; Brinckmann, P.

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    Purpose of this study is to present a new method of quantifying objectively the height of all discs in lateral radiographs of the lumbar spine and of analysing the normal craniocaudal sequence pattern of lumbar disc heights. Methods: The new parameter is the ventrally measured disc height corrected for the dependence on the angle of lordosis by normalisation to mean angles observed in the erect posture of healthy persons. To eliminate radiographic magnification, the corrected ventral height is related to the mean depth of the cranially adjoining vertebra. In this manner lumbar disc heights were objectively measured in young, mature and healthy persons (146 males and 65 females). The craniocaudal sequence pattern was analysed by mean values from all persons and by height differences of adjoining discs in each individual lumbar spine. Results: Mean normative values demonstrated an increase in disc height between L1/L2 and L4/L5 and a constant or decreasing disc height between L4/L5 and L5/S1. However, this 'physiological sequence of disc height in the statistical mean' was observed in only 36% of normal males and 55% of normal females. Conclusion: The radiological pattern of the 'physiological sequence of lumbar disc height' leads to a relevant portion of false positive pathological results especially at L4/L5. An increase of disc height from L4/L5 to L5/S1 may be normal. The recognition of decreased disc height should be based on an abrupt change in the heights of adjoining discs and not on a deviation from a craniocaudal sequence pattern. (orig.) [de

  17. Return to Golf After Lumbar Fusion.

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    Shifflett, Grant D; Hellman, Michael D; Louie, Philip K; Mikhail, Christopher; Park, Kevin U; Phillips, Frank M

    Spinal fusion surgery is being increasingly performed, yet few studies have focused on return to recreational sports after lumbar fusion and none have specifically analyzed return to golf. Most golfers successfully return to sport after lumbar fusion surgery. Case series. Level 4. All patients who underwent 1- or 2-level primary lumbar fusion surgery for degenerative pathologies performed by a single surgeon between January 2008 and October 2012 and had at least 1-year follow-up were included. Patients completed a specifically designed golf survey. Surveys were mailed, given during follow-up clinic, or answered during telephone contact. A total of 353 patients met the inclusion and exclusion criteria, with 200 responses (57%) to the questionnaire producing 34 golfers. The average age of golfers was 57 years (range, 32-79 years). In 79% of golfers, preoperative back and/or leg pain significantly affected their ability to play golf. Within 1 year from surgery, 65% of patients returned to practice and 52% returned to course play. Only 29% of patients stated that continued back/leg pain limited their play. Twenty-five patients (77%) were able to play the same amount of golf or more than before fusion surgery. Of those providing handicaps, 12 (80%) reported the same or an improved handicap. More than 50% of golfers return to on-course play within 1 year of lumbar fusion surgery. The majority of golfers can return to preoperative levels in terms of performance (handicap) and frequency of play. This investigation offers insight into when golfers return to sport after lumbar fusion surgery and provides surgeons with information to set realistic expectations postoperatively.

  18. Partial Facetectomy for Lumbar Foraminal Stenosis

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    Kevin Kang

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    Full Text Available Background. Several different techniques exist to address the pain and disability caused by isolated nerve root impingement. Failure to adequately decompress the lumbar foramen may lead to failed back surgery syndrome. However, aggressive treatment often causes spinal instability or may require fusion for satisfactory results. We describe a novel technique for decompression of the lumbar nerve root and demonstrate its effectiveness in relief of radicular symptoms. Methods. Partial facetectomy was performed by removal of the medial portion of the superior facet in patients with lumbar foraminal stenosis. 47 patients underwent the procedure from 2001 to 2010. Those who demonstrated neurogenic claudication without spinal instability or central canal stenosis and failed conservative management were eligible for the procedure. Functional level was recorded for each patient. These patients were followed for an average of 3.9 years to evaluate outcomes. Results. 27 of 47 patients (57% reported no back pain and no functional limitations. Eight of 47 patients (17% reported moderate pain, but had no limitations. Six of 47 patients (13% continued to experience degenerative symptoms. Five of 47 patients (11% required additional surgery. Conclusions. Partial facetectomy is an effective means to decompress the lumbar nerve root foramen without causing spinal instability.

  19. Global climate change: an unequivocal reality; Cambio climatico global: una realidad inequivoca

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    Raynal-Villasenor, J.A. [Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, Puebla (Mexico)]. E-mail: josea.raynal@udlap.mx

    2011-10-15

    During several years, a long discussion has taken place over the reality of global climate change phenomenon and, if there is one, what could be its cause. Once the 4th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climatic Change (IPCC, 2007) - IPCC is part the United Nations Organization (UN) - was published, it was stated that there is a developing global climatic change and that the cause is unequivocally related with the human activity in the planet Earth. In this paper, relevant information is given about the development of global climatic change issues and some actions are mentioned that each human being of this planet can implement to mitigate it, since it has been accepted that it's impossible to stop it. [Spanish] Durante varios anos se ha discutido si existe un cambio climatico global y, si lo hay, cual es su causa. Una vez publicado el 4o. Reporte de Valoracion del Panel Intergubernamental sobre Cambio Climatico (IPCC, 2007) - el IPCC es parte de la Organizacion de las Naciones Unidas (ONU) - se preciso que hay un cambio climatico global en desarrollo y la causa inequivoca que lo esta produciendo es la actividad humana en el planeta Tierra, tambien se hablo en el IPCC de las causas naturales por las cuales el planeta se esta calentando. En el presente articulo, se da informacion relevante al cambio climatico global en desarrollo y se mencionan algunas acciones que cada ser humano de este planeta puede implementar para mitigarlo, ya que es imposible detenerlo.

  20. Morphometric and Histological Study of Osteophytes in Human Cadaveric Lumbar Vertebrae

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    Introduction: Osteophytes are bony outgrowth on the vertebral column. Its prevalence in the lumbar region and clinical importance mandates to conduct a detailed study of lumbar osteophytes in the cadaveric vertebral column. Aim: The present study was conducted to study the detailed features of lumbar osteophytes and document its prevalence, morphometric and histological structure. Materials and Methods: This was an observational study in which frequency of occurrence of lumbar osteophyt...

  1. Lumbar disc excision through fenestration

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    Sangwan S

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Background : Lumbar disc herniation often causes sciatica. Many different techniques have been advocated with the aim of least possible damage to other structures while dealing with prolapsed disc surgically in the properly selected and indicated cases. Methods : Twenty six patients with clinical symptoms and signs of prolapsed lumbar intervertebral disc having radiological correlation by MRI study were subjected to disc excision by interlaminar fenestration method. Results : The assessment at follow-up showed excellent results in 17 patients, good in 6 patients, fair in 2 patients and poor in 1 patient. The mean preoperative and postoperative Visual Analogue Scores were 9.34 ±0.84 and 2.19 ±0.84 on scale of 0-10 respectively. These were statistically significant (p value< 0.001, paired t test. No significant complications were recorded. Conclusion : Procedures of interlaminar fenestration and open disc excision under direct vision offers sufficient adequate exposure for lumbar disc excision with a smaller incision, lesser morbidity, shorter convalescence, early return to work and comparable overall results in the centers where recent laser and endoscopy facilities are not available.

  2. Trombosis Venosa Retiniana y Trombosis Venosa Profunda; ¿hablamos de dos manifestaciones de una misma enfermedad? Estudio comparativo de 2 cohortes.

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    Guirado Torrecillas, Leticia

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    La oclusión venosa retiniana (OVR) es un trastorno vascular retiniano muy frecuente (la 2ª en frecuencia tras la retinopatía diabética), poco conocida y una importante causa de pérdida de visión. Su prevalencia varía de un 0,3-1,6% y aumenta con la edad, sobre todo a partir de los 65 años. Su etiopatogenia está poco aclarada, ya que no parece que hay una relación estrecha con la triada clásica de trombogénesis de Virchow, y si con la proximidad anatómica entre las venas y las arterias retini...

  3. Tratamento cirúrgico de recidivas de hérnias discais lombares: que resultados? Tratamiento quirúrgico de recidivas de hernias lumbares de disco: cuáles son los resultados? Surgical treatment in recurrent lumbar disc herniation: what results?

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    Pedro Alberto Pinto da Silva

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    lumbar recurrente durante un período de diez años. Fueran revisados los registros médicos y se reevaluó a los pacientes subjetiva (grado de satisfacción, escala visual analógica del dolor, Score de Stanford y objetivamente (Índice de discapacidad de Oswestry, Cuestionario de Zurich. Se realizó un análisis estadístico de estos datos. RESULTADOS: El número total fue 55 pacientes, predominantemente de sexo masculino. La tasa de complicaciones fue 7,3%. 11 pacientes (20% necesitaron una tercera cirugía. Una gran mayoría (91,5% de los pacientes mostró su satisfacción con el tratamiento quirúrgico. Se verificó una variación promedio favorable del Índice de Oswestry (-46,27%, confirmada por las otras escalas; el 81,6% de los pacientes activos reanudó la actividad laboral previa. Fueran encontrados factores predictivos significativos de los resultados funcionales, necesidad de una tercera intervención quirúrgica y para el regreso al trabajo. CONCLUSIONES: El tratamiento quirúrgico de la hernia discal lumbar recurrente permite un resultado favorable en el control sintomático y funcional en todas las pruebas. Algunas variables preoperatorias pueden ayudar a predecir los pacientes menos susceptibles de mejora.OBJECTIVES: Concerning treatment for recurrent lumbar disc herniation, especially in surgery, several aspects remain controversial. This work aims to define preoperative characteristics that influence the subjective and objective results of surgery. METHODS: We selected patients undergoing surgery for recurrent lumbar disc herniation over a period of ten years; we reviewed the medical records and reassessed the patients subjectively (degree of satisfaction, Pain Visual Analogue Scale, Stanford Score and objectively (Oswestry Disability Index, Zurich Questionnaire. A statistical analysis of these data was carried out. RESULTS: The total number was 55 patients, predominantly male. The complication rate was 7.3%. Eleven patients (20% needed a third surgery

  4. Caudal lumbar vertebral fractures in California Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racehorses.

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    Collar, E M; Zavodovskaya, R; Spriet, M; Hitchens, P L; Wisner, T; Uzal, F A; Stover, S M

    2015-09-01

    To gain insight into the pathophysiology of equine lumbar vertebral fractures in racehorses. To characterise equine lumbar vertebral fractures in California racehorses. Retrospective case series and prospective case-control study. Racehorse post mortem reports and jockey injury reports were retrospectively reviewed. Vertebral specimens from 6 racehorses affected with lumbar vertebral fractures and 4 control racehorses subjected to euthanasia for nonspinal fracture were assessed using visual, radiographic, computed tomography and histological examinations. Lumbar vertebral fractures occurred in 38 Quarter Horse and 29 Thoroughbred racehorses over a 22 year period, primarily involving the 5th and/or 6th lumbar vertebrae (L5-L6; 87% of Quarter Horses and 48% of Thoroughbreds). Lumbar vertebral fractures were the third most common musculoskeletal cause of death in Quarter Horses and frequently involved a jockey injury. Lumbar vertebral specimens contained anatomical variations in the number of vertebrae, dorsal spinous processes and intertransverse articulations. Lumbar vertebral fractures examined in 6 racehorse specimens (5 Quarter Horses and one Thoroughbred) coursed obliquely in a cranioventral to caudodorsal direction across the adjacent L5-L6 vertebral endplates and intervertebral disc, although one case involved only one endplate. All cases had evidence of abnormalities on the ventral aspect of the vertebral bodies consistent with pre-existing, maladaptive pathology. Lumbar vertebral fractures occur in racehorses with pre-existing pathology at the L5-L6 vertebral junction that is likely predisposes horses to catastrophic fracture. Knowledge of these findings should encourage assessment of the lumbar vertebrae, therefore increasing detection of mild vertebral injuries and preventing catastrophic racehorse and associated jockey injuries. © 2014 EVJ Ltd.

  5. Transforaminal Lumbar Puncture: An Alternative Technique in Patients with Challenging Access.

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    Nascene, D R; Ozutemiz, C; Estby, H; McKinney, A M; Rykken, J B

    2018-05-01

    Interlaminar lumbar puncture and cervical puncture may not be ideal in all circumstances. Recently, we have used a transforaminal approach in selected situations. Between May 2016 and December 2017, twenty-six transforaminal lumbar punctures were performed in 9 patients (25 CT-guided, 1 fluoroscopy-guided). Seven had spinal muscular atrophy and were referred for intrathecal nusinersen administration. In 2, CT myelography was performed via transforaminal lumbar puncture. The lumbar posterior elements were completely fused in 8, and there was an overlying abscess in 1. The L1-2 level was used in 2; the L2-3 level, in 10; the L3-4 level, in 12; and the L4-5 level, in 2 procedures. Post-lumbar puncture headache was observed on 4 occasions, which resolved without blood patching. One patient felt heat and pain at the injection site that resolved spontaneously within hours. One patient had radicular pain that resolved with conservative treatment. Transforaminal lumbar puncture may become an effective alternative to classic interlaminar lumbar puncture or cervical puncture. © 2018 by American Journal of Neuroradiology.

  6. Lumbar lordosis and sacral slope in lumbar spinal stenosis: standard values and measurement accuracy.

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    Bredow, J; Oppermann, J; Scheyerer, M J; Gundlfinger, K; Neiss, W F; Budde, S; Floerkemeier, T; Eysel, P; Beyer, F

    2015-05-01

    Radiological study. To asses standard values, intra- and interobserver reliability and reproducibility of sacral slope (SS) and lumbar lordosis (LL) and the correlation of these parameters in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Anteroposterior and lateral X-rays of the lumbar spine of 102 patients with LSS were included in this retrospective, radiologic study. Measurements of SS and LL were carried out by five examiners. Intraobserver correlation and correlation between LL and SS were calculated with Pearson's r linear correlation coefficient and intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC) were calculated for inter- and intraobserver reliability. In addition, patients were examined in subgroups with respect to previous surgery and the current therapy. Lumbar lordosis averaged 45.6° (range 2.5°-74.9°; SD 14.2°), intraobserver correlation was between Pearson r = 0.93 and 0.98. The measurement of SS averaged 35.3° (range 13.8°-66.9°; SD 9.6°), intraobserver correlation was between Pearson r = 0.89 and 0.96. Intraobserver reliability ranged from 0.966 to 0.992 ICC in LL measurements and 0.944-0.983 ICC in SS measurements. There was an interobserver reliability ICC of 0.944 in LL and 0.990 in SS. Correlation between LL and SS averaged r = 0.79. No statistically significant differences were observed between the analyzed subgroups. Manual measurement of LL and SS in patients with LSS on lateral radiographs is easily performed with excellent intra- and interobserver reliability. Correlation between LL and SS is very high. Differences between patients with and without previous decompression were not statistically significant.

  7. Prevención de incendios provocados por causas eléctricas en centros comerciales

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    Ñauta Chuisaca, Pedro Santiago; Ulloa Duran, Marco Javier

    2009-01-01

    A lo largo del tiempo se ha venido dando muchos incendios en la ciudad y en todo el país. Estos incendios son debidos a diversas causas, siendo las más señaladas por parte de la población y el personal que mitiga e investiga los mismos las de origen eléctrico, principalmente los cortocircuitos. Por tal razón se ha visto necesario establecer un marco de referencia en donde indique cuales son las causas eléctricas que pueden provocar incendios, para luego indicar las protecciones y medidas nece...

  8. Clinical outcomes of two minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) for lumbar degenerative diseases.

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    Tian, Yonghao; Liu, Xinyu

    2016-10-01

    There are two modified TLIF, including MIS-TLIF and TLIF through Wiltse approach (W-TLIF). Although both of the two minimally invasive surgical procedures can be effective in the treatment for lumbar degenerative diseases, no comparative analysis has been made so far regarding their clinical outcomes. To compare the clinical outcomes of MIS-TLIF and W-TLIF for the treatment for single-segment degenerative lumbar diseases. Ninety-seven patients with single-segment degenerative lumbar disorders were included in this study. Forty-seven underwent MIS-TLIF surgery (group A). For group B, fifty patients underwent W-TLIF. The Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA) score, the visual analog scale (VAS) of low back pain (LBP) and leg pain, MRI score and atrophy rate of CSA, interbody fusion rate were assessed during the postoperative follow-up. Incision length, blood loss, operative time, CPK, and postoperative incision pain VAS were better in group A (P degenerative disease. MIS-TLIF has less blood loss, shorter surgical incision, and less lower postoperative back pain, while W-TLIF is less expensive for hospital stay with lower exposure to X-rays.

  9. [THE ALTERNATIVE MODEL IN TRAINING FOR OPERATION MANAGEMENT ON LUMBAR SPINE].

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    Zakondyrin, D E

    2015-01-01

    The authors proposed to use a lumbar part of calf carcass as a new biological model for training of basic practical skills in order to perform the neurosurgical operative interventions on the spine. The proximity of anatomico-surgical parameters of given model and human cavader lumbar spine was estimated. The study proved the possibility of use of lumbar part of calf carcass for training techniques of transpedicular fixation and microdiskectomy in lumbar part.

  10. Perfil de vítimas e tratamento de lesões por causas externas segundo atendimento pelo Centro de Reabilitação Municipal de Uberlândia, MG – Causas externas e fisioterapia

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    Carla Andréa Gondim Lemos

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    Full Text Available No Brasil, as causas externas são responsáveis por grande número de incapacidades. A maioria das pesquisas tem dado ênfase à mortalidade e à demanda de atendimentos hospitalares, pouco se sabendo sobre a evolução das vítimas não fatais. O objetivo do presente estudo foi conhecer o perfil das vítimas e as características das lesões por causas externas, o tratamento fisioterapêutico e a evolução funcional de pacientes atendidos em um centro público de reabilitação. Os dados foram colhidos, prospectivamente, por entrevistas com os pacientes que ingressaram no Centro de Reabilitação Municipal (CEREM de Uberlândia, de janeiro a julho de 2005. A maioria dos pacientes era do sexo masculino e predominaram aqueles de 20 a 59 anos, com baixas renda e escolaridade; as principais causas das lesões foram as quedas e os acidentes de trânsito; quase a metade dos eventos ocorreram em vias públicas e as fraturas foram comuns, principalmente em membros superiores. Os recursos fisioterapêuticos mais utilizados foram a cinesioterapia, a eletroterapia e a termoterapia por adição, e a maioria dos tratamentos iniciados foi concluída. O perfil dos pacientes que procuram o CEREM devido a lesões por causas externas parece refletir, sobretudo, aquele das pessoas que sofrem tais lesões. Recursos fisioterapêuticos relativamente simples mostraram-se suficientes para uma boa evolução dos pacientes.

  11. Ideación suicida en privados de libertad: Una propuesta para su atención

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    -Chacón, Maureen Baltodano; -Cueva, Miguel Márquez

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    ResumenLa conducta suicida es considerada la tercera causa de muerte en prisiones. Nuestra investigación se planteó como objetivos detectar la presencia de ideación suicida en privados de libertad (elemento fundamental de la conducta suicida) en el Centro del Programa de Atención Institucional (CPI) de Liberia, Costa Rica, y diseñar una propuesta psicoeducativa de prevención ante la presencia de ideas intrusivas y repetitivas de auto-daño, desde el enfoque cognitivo conductual.De julio a dici...

  12. Mulheres em idade fértil: causas de internação em Unidade de Terapia Intensiva e resultados

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    Cátia Millene Dell Agnolo

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    Full Text Available Introdução: Pacientes obstétricas representam uma fração significativa das admissões em unidades de cuidado intensivo e consistem em um desafio para a equipe. Objetivo: Analisar as principais causas de internação e morte materna de mulheres em idade fértil ocorridas em unidades de terapia intensiva de hospitais de um município do Noroeste do Paraná, Sul do Brasil. Métodos: Estudo exploratório, descritivo, retrospectivo, realizado com mulheres em idade fértil (10 a 49 anos internadas em três unidades de terapia intensiva existentes em um município do Noroeste do Paraná, por causas obstétricas e não obstétricas, no período de janeiro de 2005 a dezembro de 2009. Resultados: Foram encontradas 775 internações de mulheres em idade fértil, com uma média de idade de 33,7±10,3 anos, com duração média de internação de 5,0±8,4 dias. A maior parte das mulheres era do município estudado (67,2%, com baixa escolaridade (nível primário, 68,2%. Entre as causas obstétricas de internação, a pré-eclâmpsia grave e a eclâmpsia se constituíram na principal causa (71,3%; a pielonefrite se destacou sob outras condições no período gestacional (53%. Não foi encontrada associação estatística entre internações por causas obstétricas em unidade de terapia intensiva e óbito. Conclusão: As causas não obstétricas representaram a maioria das internações de mulheres em idade fértil nas unidades de terapia intensiva do município, no período estudado e, entre as causas obstétricas, a pré-eclâmpsia grave e eclampsia constituíram a principal causa.

  13. Fem Modelling of Lumbar Vertebra System

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    Full Text Available The article presents modeling of human lumbar vertebra and it‘sdeformation analysis using finite elements method. The problemof tissue degradation is raised. Using the computer aided modelingwith SolidWorks software the models of lumbar vertebra(L1 and vertebra system L1-L4 were created. The article containssocial and medical problem analysis, description of modelingmethods and the results of deformation test for one vertebramodel and for model of 4 vertebras (L1-L4.

  14. Causas básicas de las muertes neonatales en Brasil: conocer para prevenir Basic causes of neonatal deaths in Brazil: knowing to prevent

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    Full Text Available La mortalidad neonatal es uno de los problemas de la salud pública más serios que enfrentan diversos países, incluido Brasil. Su análisis debe incluir la posibilidad de intervenciones con el objetivo de la prevención, y la evaluación de la atención es aplicada al binomio madre-neonato es un elemento que debe de considerarse centinela de esta ayuda. Una forma de analizar las muertes neonatales es clasificarlas. Con este propósito, algunas clasificaciones son usadas en todo el mundo. Todos estiman el conocimiento de la causa de la muerte neonatal y la disponibilidad de informaciones necesarias y fidedignas mediante el aporte de información estadística adecuada obtenida de documentos oficiales.

  15. Mecanismo de falla de los tubos del sobrecalentador de una caldera acuotubular

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    John Jairo Coronado Marín

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se investigaron las causas de las fallas presentadas por fisuración longitudinal a partir de la superficie externa en los tubos del sobrecalentador de una caldera acuotubular. La superficie externa de los tubos presentó una capa de color blanco-rojizo que presentó cadenas parafínicas: C-H, grupos funcionales: C-O, N-H y compuestos de azufre, esta capa frágil impide la transferencia de calor, causando un aumento de temperatura del tubo. La falla se presentó por termofluencia debido al sobrecalentamiento de larga duración, la microestructura del tubo de acero en el lado externo presentó: crecimiento de grano, globulización de la cemen-tita y fisuras intergranulares que producen pérdidas de las propiedades mecánicas del acero. Las observaciones anteriores evidencian un deterioro de la microestructura facilitado por un material que no está en capacidad de operar usando exclusivamente bagazo como combustible.

  16. Manifestaciones cutáneas por choque séptico en una adulta

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    Julio César González Aguilera

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    Full Text Available Se describe el caso clínico de una adulta de 33 años de edad con antecedentes de asma bronquial, que fue ingresada en el Hospital General Universitario "Carlos Manuel de Céspedes", en Bayamo (Granma, por choque séptico a causa de una bronconeumonía bacteriana, además de disfunción orgánica y acidosis metabólica sostenida, que requerían el apoyo de drogas vasoactivas a altas dosis. También aparecieron lesiones diseminadas en la piel, principalmente en las áreas distales de las manos y los pies, con coloración violácea y necrosis isquémicas hacia los pulpejos de los dedos. En los hemocultivos se aisló el Staphylococcus aureus, y el tratamiento consistió en sostén hemodinámico, antimicrobianos de amplio espectro, corticoesteroides y curas de las lesiones cutáneas, que incluyó la escisión del tejido necrosado

  17. Application of percutaneous endoscopic RF/holmium laser lumbar discectomy in the lumbar disc herniation (attach 160 cases reported)

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    Zhao Zhengxu; Hu Tongzhou; He Jun; Jiang Zenghui; Wang Weiqi; Lin Hang

    2010-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of endoscopic discectomy for the lumbar disc herniation and to determine the prognostic factors affecting surgical outcome. Methods: In the group of 160 cases, posterolateral and trans-interlaminar endoscopic Ho: YAG laser and radio frequency-assisted disc excisions were performed under local anesthesia. Results: In 160 patients with post-surgical follow-up period was 15 months on average (7 ∼ 24 months). Based on the MacNab criteria, there were 117 cases in which result was excellent, in 19 cases good, in 12 cases fair, and in 12 cases poor, and successful rate was 85%. Conclusion: Percutaneous endoscopy lumbar discectomy is effective for recurrent disc herniation in the selected. In applies in particular to the traditional open surgery of lumbar disc herniation in patients with recurrent. (authors)

  18. Coexisting lumbar spondylosis in patients undergoing TKA: how common and how serious?

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    Chang, Chong Bum; Park, Kun Woo; Kang, Yeon Gwi; Kim, Tae Kyun

    2014-02-01

    Information on the coexistence of lumbar spondylosis and its influence on overall levels of pain and function in patients with advanced knee osteoarthritis (OA) undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) would be valuable for patient consultation and management. The purposes of this study were to document the prevalence and severity of coexisting lumbar spondylosis in patients with advanced knee OA undergoing TKA and to determine whether the coexisting lumbar spondylosis at the time of TKA adversely affects clinical scores in affected patients before and 2 years after TKA. Radiographic lumbar spine degeneration and lumbar spine symptoms including lower back pain, radiating pain at rest, and radiating pain with activity were assessed in 225 patients undergoing TKA. In addition, the WOMAC score and the SF-36 scores were evaluated before and 2 years after TKA. Potential associations of radiographic lumbar spine degeneration and lumbar spine symptom severities with pre- and postoperative WOMAC subscales and SF-36 scores were examined. All 225 patients had radiographic degeneration of the lumbar spine, and the large majority (89% [200 of 225]) had either moderate or severe spondylosis (72% and 17%, respectively). A total of 114 patients (51%) had at least one moderate or severe lumbar spine symptom. No association was found between radiographic severity of lumbar spine degeneration and pre- and postoperative clinical scores. In terms of lumbar spine symptoms, more severe symptoms were likely to adversely affect the preoperative WOMAC and SF-36 physical component summary (PCS) scores, but most of these adverse effects improved by 2 years after TKA with the exception of the association between severe radiating pain during activity and a poorer postoperative SF-36 PCS score (regression coefficient = -5.41, p = 0.015). Radiographic lumbar spine degeneration and lumbar spine symptoms are common among patients with advanced knee OA undergoing TKA. Severe lumbar spine symptoms

  19. Angiogenesis in the degeneration of the lumbar intervertebral disc

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    The goal of the study is to show the histological and biochemical changes that indicate the angiogenesis of the intervertebral disc in lumbar intervertebral disc hernia and the existence of epidemiological correlations between these changes and the risk factors of lumbar intervertebral disc hernia, as well as the patient's quality of life (QOL). We have studied 50 patients aged between 18 and 73 years old, who have undergone lumbar intervertebral disc hernia surgery, making fibroblast growth ...

  20. Critical analysis of extra peritoneal antero-lateral approach for lumbar plexus

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    Roberto Sérgio Martins

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Lesions of lumbar plexus are uncommon and descriptions of surgical access are derived from vertebral spine approaches. METHOD: The extraperitoneal anterolateral approach to the lumbar plexus was performed in six adult fresh cadavers. The difficulties on dissection were related. RESULTS: An exposure of all distal elements of lumbar plexus was possible, but a cranial extension of the incision was needed to reach the iliohypogastric nerve in all cases. Ligation of vessels derived from common iliac artery was necessary for genitofemoral and obturator nerves exposure in two cases. The most proximal part of the lumbar roots could be identified only after dissection and clipping of most lumbar vessels. CONCLUSION: The extraperitoneal anterolateral approach allows appropriate exposure of terminal nerves of lumbar plexus laterallly to psoas major muscle. Cranial extension of the cutaneous incision may be necessary for exposure of iliohypogastric nerve. Roots exposure increases the risk of vascular damage.

  1. FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY, SAGITTAL ALIGNMENT AND PELVIC BALANCE IN LUMBAR SPONDYLOLISTHESIS

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    Luis Muñiz Luna

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Objectives: To demonstrate the recovery of lumbar sagittal pelvic alignment and sagittal pelvic balance after surgical reduction of lumbar spondylolisthesis and establish the benefits of the surgery for reduction and fixation of the lumbar spondylolisthesis with 360o circumferential arthrodesis for 2 surgical approaches by clinical and functional evaluation. Method: Eight patients with lumbar spondylolisthesis treated with surgical reduction and fixation of listhesis and segmental circumferential fusion with two surgical approaches were reviewed. They were evaluated before and after treatment with Oswestry, Visual Analogue for pain and Odom scales, performing radiographic measurement of lumbar sagittal alignment and pelvic sagittal balance with the technique of pelvic radius. Results: Oswestry scales and EVA reported improvement of symptoms after treatment in 8 cases; the Odom scale had six outstanding cases reported. The lumbar sagittal alignment presented a lumbosacral lordosis angle and a lumbopelvic lordosis angle reduced in 4 cases and increased in 4 other cases; pelvic sagittal balance increased the pelvic angle in 4 cases and decreased in 3 cases and the sacral translation of the hip axis to the promontory increased in 6 cases. Conclusion: The surgical procedure evaluated proved to be useful by modifying the lumbar sagittal alignment and the pelvic balance, besides reducing the symptoms, enabling the patient to have mobility and movement and the consequent satisfaction with the surgery.

  2. La transición de la teoría del equilibrio puntuado hacia una teoría de rango medio

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    Cachón, Vladimir

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available The punctuated equilibrium theory is analysed as well as the causes of why at the present time it has become a middle-range theory although it was originally presented as a wide range evolution theory. The facts responsible for this transformation are studied. The article concludes with a vision of what is to be expected in the near future.

    Se analiza la teoría del equilibrio puntuado y las causas de que habiendo sido enunciada como una teoría evolutiva de amplio alcance en la actualidad sólo sea una teoría de aplicación limitada, o de rango medio. Se estudian los factores responsables de esta transformación y se concluye con una visión sobre lo que cabe esperar para el futuro próximo.

  3. Morphometric and Histological Study of Osteophytes in Human Cadaveric Lumbar Vertebrae

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    Ashwini Aithal Padur

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Osteophytes are bony outgrowth on the vertebral column. Its prevalence in the lumbar region and clinical importance mandates to conduct a detailed study of lumbar osteophytes in the cadaveric vertebral column. Aim: The present study was conducted to study the detailed features of lumbar osteophytes and document its prevalence, morphometric and histological structure. Materials and Methods: This was an observational study in which frequency of occurrence of lumbar osteophytes was studied in 40 cadaveric vertebral columns over a period of four years. The lumbar part of the vertebral columns was dissected and examined meticulously. The occurrence of lumbar osteophytes with their vertebral levels and morphometric measurements were recorded. A small excision of the osteophyte was processed histologically to study its microscopic details using routine Haematoxylin & Eosin stain. Results: Lumbar osteophytes were present in 4 specimens (10%. They were mostly found on the right side of the vertebral bodies. Histopathological examination of the osteophytes revealed degenerative osteophytic cartilage and fibrillation overlying the trabecular bone enclosing fatty marrow spaces containing haematopoietic elements. Conclusion: Lumbar osteophytes were found in 10% of the specimens studied and it is assumed that these cadaveric reports deserve further attention given their potential clinical implications. Knowledge regarding occurrence and incidence of osteophytes is essential for management of common degenerative changes of the vertebral column.

  4. ASSOCIATION OF SPINOPELVIC PARAMETERS WITH THE LOCATION OF LUMBAR DISC HERNIATION

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    Jefferson Coelho de Léo

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective:To associate spinopelvic parameters, pelvic incidence, sacral slope, pelvic tilt and lumbar lordosis with the axial location of lumbar disc herniation.Methods:Retrospective study, which evaluated imaging and medical records of 61 patients with lumbar disc herniation, who underwent surgery with decompression and instrumented lumbar fusion in only one level. Pelvic incidence, sacral slope, pelvic tilt and lumbar lordosis with simple lumbopelvic lateral radiographs, which included the lumbar spine, the sacrum and the proximal femur. The affected segment was identified as the level and location of lumbar disc herniation in the axial plane with MRI scans.Results:Of 61 patients, 29 (47.5% had low lumbar lordosis; in this group 24 (82.8% had central disc herniation, 4 (13.8% had lateral recess disc herniation and 1 (3.4% had extraforaminal disc herniation (p<0.05. Of the 61 patients, 18 (29.5% had low sacral slope; of this group 15 (83.3% had central disc herniation and 3 (16.7% had disc herniation in lateral recess (p<0.05.Conclusions:There is a trend towards greater load distribution in the anterior region of the spine when the spine has hypolordotic curve. This study found an association between low lordosis and central disc herniation, as well as low sacral slope and central disc herniation.

  5. Fuerza muscular, flexibilidad y postura en la prevalencia de dolor lumbar de los tripulantes de helicópteros del Ejército Nacional de Colombia

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    Imma Caicedo Molina

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar la relación entre la fuerza muscular, la flexibilidad y la postura con la prevalencia de dolor lumbar en los tripulantes de helicópteros del Ejército Nacional de Colombia. Materiales y métodos. Se realizó un estudio de tipo transversal bajo un modelo de regresión logística múltiple, enfocado en la medición de la fuerza muscular, la flexibilidad y la postura en tripulantes de helicópteros del Ejército Nacional de Colombia. Resultados. 108 tripulantes fueron evaluados, de quienes el 59,3 % presentó dolor lumbar. Se encontró que la fuerza de los músculos extensores de tronco constituyó un factor de protección (OR= 0,98. p0,05 y OR=1,04, p<0,05, Chi cuadrado 2,80 respectivamente. Conclusión. La fuerza muscular adecuada de los extensores de tronco constituye un factor protector frente al dolor lumbar en los tripulantes de helicópteros. Sin embargo, es necesario desarrollar más investigaciones en esta población que permitan mayor comprensión de los factores relacionados con el dolor. Las variables intervinientes de contexto, junto con las variables fisiocinéticas, constituyen una red compleja de determinantes del dolor lumbar en los tripulantes de helicópteros.

  6. Causas y estrategias de solución de conflictos en las relaciones de pareja formadas por estudiantes universitarios

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    Laura Isaza Valencia

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract This research paper describes the results of a study that was investigated by the couple relationships in a group of 210 university students. Specifically, it describes how these students named these relations, and the causes and strategies of conflict resolution. The sample was composed by 49,5% of women and 50,5% of men, who answered a structured survey. Among the ways to name the outstanding partner relationships: dating, friends with special rights or other forms that reflect informality. The name given to the relationship is associated with the degree of responsibility and commitment, while the causes of conflict are: infidelity, poor communication and loss of freedom. It also highlights communication and application support for a friend or a professional solution strategies. Resumen El presente artículo de investigación describe los resultados de un estudio en el que se indagó por las relaciones de pareja en un conjunto de 210 estudiantes universitarios. En específico, se describe la forma como estos estudiantes nombran dichas relaciones, así como las causas y las estrategias de solución de los conflictos. La muestra estuvo compuesta por 49.5% de mujeres y 50.5% de hombres, que respondieron una encuesta estructurada. Entre las formas de nombrar las relaciones de pareja sobresalen: el noviazgo, los amigos con derechos o especiales y otras formas que reflejan informalidad. El nombre dado a la relación se asocia al grado de responsabilidad y compromiso; en tanto que dentro de las causas de conflicto aparecen: infidelidad, falta de comunicación y pérdida de la libertad. Así mismo se destacan la comunicación y la solicitud de apoyo a un amigo o a un profesional como estrategias de solución.

  7. El Enigma de las Causas de la Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2 El Enigma de las Causas de la Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2

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    Juan Manuel Malacara

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Type 2 diabetes mellitus the most frequent metabolic disease, is induced by factors so far largely unknown. Genetic and environmental causes are implicated, among the latter obesity and sedentary life are the most important. The discovery of new hormones controlling food intake such as leptin, ghrelin and the YY3-36 peptide, are expected to provide new tools to reduce overfeeding. The genes associated with type 2 diabetes are intensively sought without success.It is possible that the genetic transmission is more complex than suppossed. The theory of the thrifty gene proposes an explanation for the increased obesity and diabetes in ethnic groups in transition from preindustrial to industrialized cultures. The theory of the fetal origins of adult disease, proposes that in the fetal life there is a window for metabolic programming under stress or caloric restriction. If the subject, however, at the adult life consumes excessive caloric intake, has a high risk for the metabolic syndrome. The mechanisms involved in insulin resistance are complex, and several molecules are under study as candidates to explain it. The diminution in insulin secretion is an other important factor for the initiation of type 2 diabetes. Glucotoxicity and lipotoxicity are factors that further reduce insulin secretion. Recent evidence indicates that inflammation is implicated in the onset of both diabetes and atherosclerosis. The elucidation of the nature of this process, as well as the pathways involved will be another important tool for a better management of this disease.La causa de la diabetes mellitus tipo 2, la enfermedad metabólica más frecuente, no es bien conocida. Tiene un componente genético y otro ambiental, en éste destacan la obesidad y el sedentarismo. El conocimiento de las nuevas hormonas que controlan la alimentación: la leptina, la ghrelina y el péptido YY3-36, es una esperanza para el control de la obesidad. No se han identificado los genes

  8. Kinematics of the lumbar spine : clinical significance of lateral X-rays of the lumbar spine in anteflexion and retroflexion in healthy individuals, in cases of symptomatic herniated lumbar disc diseases and of spondylolisthesis

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    M.W. Berfelo

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    textabstractAbout half of the population of the Netherlands suffers at some stage in their life from low back pain (Haanen, 1984) ; clinical examination of the lumbar spine is a matter of daily routine. X-Rays of the lumbar spine are taken in order to detect morphological changes that may be

  9. La problemática del aborto en el actual sistema de salud: la experiencia de trabajo en una Consejería Pre y Post Aborto del Conurbano Bonaerense

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    Alzamendi, Sabrina; Cáceres, Macarena Florencia; Huaracallo Chiri, Romina; Lindner Magrath, Stefania

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    Las complicaciones derivadas de los abortos practicados en condiciones de riesgo son la primera causa de muerte de personas con capacidad de gestar en Argentina, afectando especialmente a mujeres pobres. A lo largo de la historia, en muchas ocasiones, el aborto inseguro lleva a las mujeres a una muerte evitable o les deja secuelas en su salud física y mental. Las Consejerías Pre y Post aborto desarrolladas por diversos equipos de salud del país son una respuesta a esta problemática desde l...

  10. A lumbar body support (KBS 2000) alters lumbar muscle recruitment ...

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    random order) either a flat conventional mattress or a LBS placed on top of the ... mirrored these changes and were higher in patients only when lying on the flat ... While studies have examined the effect of lumbar support on LBP during sitting ... measured using a 4-channel EMG and customised software programme (EM8 ...

  11. Discectomia simples: ainda há espaço para a técnica? Discectomía lumbar: todavía hay espacio para la técnica? Lumbar discectomy: is there still place for the technique?

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    Felipe de Albuquerque Araujo Luyten

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar retrospectivamente os resultados a longo prazo do procedimento de discectomia convencional como tratamento de dor ciática causada por hérnia discal lombar. MÉTODOS: análise retrospectiva de 96 pacientes com hernia discal lombar, submetidos à discectomia convencional, com acompanhamento mínimo de dois anos. RESULTADOS: pacientes apresentavam ciática esquerda em 54% dos casos, com hérnia discal extrusa em 60% e 48% no nível L4-5; média de idade de 42 anos, 53% do sexo feminino, VAS médio de 9,6 no pré-operatório e 2,2 no pós-operatório. CONCLUSÃO: a discectomia convencional mostrou-se eficaz no tratamento da dor ciatica originada por hernia discal lombar, com baixo custo e restabelecimento precoce do paciente.OBJETIVOS: evaluar de manera retrospectiva los resultados a largo plazo del procedimiento del discectomía convencional como tratamiento de dolor de la ciática causado por hernia discal lumbar. MÉTODOS: análisis retrospectiva de 96 pacientes con hernia discal lumbar, que fueron sometidos al discectomía convencional, con el acompañamiento mínimo de dos años. RESULTADOS: los pacientes presentaron ciática izquierda en el 54% de los casos, con extrusa discal de la hernia en el 60% y el 48% en el nivel L4-5; una media de la edad de 42 años, el 53% correspondiente al sexo femenino; el medio EAV de 9.6 en el pre-operatorio y 2.2 en el postoperatorio. CONCLUSIÓN: el discectomía convencional se reveló eficiente en el tratamiento del dolor de la ciática originado por hernia discal lumbar, con bajo costo y restablecimiento precoz del paciente.OBJECTIVES: retrospective evaluation of long term results of conventional discectomia as treatment to sciatic pain caused by lumbar disc hernia. METHODS: retrospective analysis of 96 patients with lumbar disc hernia submitted to conventional discectomia, with minimum follow-up of 2 years. RESULTS: the patients presented left sciatic pain in 54% of the cases, with

  12. NONFUSION STABILIZATION IN THE DEGENERATIVE LUMBAR SPINE DISEASES

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    Matjaž Voršič

    2009-04-01

    Conclusions Cosmic is a posterior dynamic nonfusion pedicle screw-rod system for the stabilization of the lumbar vertebral column. It represents the new step in the development of the spinal instrumentation and can efficiently replace the spondylodesis in the treatment of painful degenerative diseases of the lumbar spine.

  13. The Influence of Pelvic Incidence and Lumbar Lordosis Mismatch on Development of Symptomatic Adjacent Level Disease Following Single-Level Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion.

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    Tempel, Zachary J; Gandhoke, Gurpreet S; Bolinger, Bryan D; Khattar, Nicolas K; Parry, Philip V; Chang, Yue-Fang; Okonkwo, David O; Kanter, Adam S

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    Annual incidence of symptomatic adjacent level disease (ALD) following lumbar fusion surgery ranges from 0.6% to 3.9% per year. Sagittal malalignment may contribute to the development of ALD. To describe the relationship between pelvic incidence-lumbar lordosis (PI-LL) mismatch and the development of symptomatic ALD requiring revision surgery following single-level transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion for degenerative lumbar spondylosis and/or low-grade spondylolisthesis. All patients who underwent a single-level transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion at either L4/5 or L5/S1 between July 2006 and December 2012 were analyzed for pre- and postoperative spinopelvic parameters. Using univariate and logistic regression analysis, we compared the spinopelvic parameters of those patients who required revision surgery against those patients who did not develop symptomatic ALD. We calculated the predictive value of PI-LL mismatch. One hundred fifty-nine patients met the inclusion criteria. The results noted that, for a 1° increase in PI-LL mismatch (preop and postop), the odds of developing ALD requiring surgery increased by 1.3 and 1.4 fold, respectively, which were statistically significant increases. Based on our analysis, a PI-LL mismatch of >11° had a positive predictive value of 75% for the development of symptomatic ALD requiring revision surgery. A high PI-LL mismatch is strongly associated with the development of symptomatic ALD requiring revision lumbar spine surgery. The development of ALD may represent a global disease process as opposed to a focal condition. Spine surgeons may wish to consider assessment of spinopelvic parameters in the evaluation of degenerative lumbar spine pathology. Copyright © 2017 by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons

  14. The association of spinal osteoarthritis with lumbar lordosis

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    2010-01-01

    Background Careful review of published evidence has led to the postulate that the degree of lumbar lordosis may possibly influence the development and progression of spinal osteoarthritis, just as misalignment does in other joints. Spinal degeneration can ensue from the asymmetrical distribution of loads. The resultant lesions lead to a domino- like breakdown of the normal morphology, degenerative instability and deviation from the correct configuration. The aim of this study is to investigate whether a relationship exists between the sagittal alignment of the lumbar spine, as it is expressed by lordosis, and the presence of radiographic osteoarthritis. Methods 112 female subjects, aged 40-72 years, were examined in the Outpatients Department of the Orthopedics' Clinic, University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete. Lumbar radiographs were examined on two separate occasions, independently, by two of the authors for the presence of osteoarthritis. Lordosis was measured from the top of L1 to the bottom of L5 as well as from the top of L1 to the top of S1. Furthermore, the angle between the bottom of L5 to the top of S1was also measured. Results and discussion 49 women were diagnosed with radiographic osteoarthritis of the lumbar spine, while 63 women had no evidence of osteoarthritis and served as controls. The two groups were matched for age and body build, as it is expressed by BMI. No statistically significant differences were found in the lordotic angles between the two groups Conclusions There is no difference in lordosis between those affected with lumbar spine osteoarthritis and those who are disease free. It appears that osteoarthritis is not associated with the degree of lumbar lordosis. PMID:20044932

  15. Lumbar disc herniation in patients with chronic backache.

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    Ali, Asghar; Khan, Shahbaz Ali; Aurangzeb, Ahsan; Ahmed, Ehtisham; Ali, Gohar; Muhammad, Gul; Mehmood, Shakir

    2013-01-01

    Low back pain with or without lower extremity pain is the most common problem among chronic pain disorders with significant economic, social, and health impact. This study was conducted to determine the frequency of lumbar disc herniation and its different levels, among patients with chronic backache. This cross sectional study was conducted in the department of Neurosurgery, Ayub Medical College Abbottabad from January 2011 to January 2013. All the patients presenting with chronic low backache of either gender above the age 14 years were included in the study. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was done in all the patients included in the study to look for lumbar disc herniation. A total of 477 patients with chronic low backache were included in the study out of which 274 (57.4%) were males. Age of the patients ranged from 19 to 75 (39.92 +/- 12.31) years. Out of 477 patients 38 (7.9%) had significant radiological evidence of disc prolapse at lumbar vertebral levels, with 26 (9.5%) males and 12 (5.9%) females. Among these 38 patients with inter-vertebral disc, 20 (52.6%) of patients had disc herniation at L5-S1, 15 (39.5%) at L4-L5, 2 (5.26%) cases at L3-L4 level and only one case (2.6%) had the involvement of L2-L3 level. No cases of L1-L2 disc prolapse were found. Patients with chronic backache can have inter-vertebral lumbar disc prolapsed disease. Middle age group are more affected by lumbar disc disease especially at the lower lumbar regions.

  16. Causas indirectas, motivos o circunstancias de la portabilidad escritural en la piel humana = Indirect causes, reasons or circumstances of scriptural portability in human skin.

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    Celso Martínez Musiño

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Desde los orígenes del desarrollo humano se han encontrado vestigios que evidencian una necesidad intrínseca del marcado simbólico en la piel, en principio principalmente imágenes y, posteriormente, ya con algún sistema de escritura. Como objetivo se propone: identificar cuáles son las principales causas, razones o circunstancias por las que se utiliza la piel humana como soporte de la escritura. Algunos resultados, son: la piel del cuerpo humano es utilizado a por causas ajenas a la voluntad del individuo; b por motivaciones personales; y, c por circunstancias aún indefinidas, es decir, por cuestiones de extrema vulnerabilidad de la persona. Algunas conclusiones son: 1 a partir de las tres categorías mencionadas depende el tipo de escritura; 2 desde los umbrales de las civilizaciones, existe la necesidad de expresarse, de distinguirse individual o colectivamente, pintándose o tatuándose, tanto definitiva como temporalmente. La piel es uno de los medios, no solo de portar imágenes sino también de mostrar alguna forma de escritura (signos, palabras, letras, frases; 3 esta es una primera aproximación la cual puede ser una ventana de oportunidades para profundizar a futuro en el tema tratado = From the origins of human development, we have found traces, which show an intrinsic need of the symbolic marking on the skin, in the beginning mainly images, and then any writing system. The objective of this descriptive study is to identify what are the main causes, reasons or circumstances that human skin is used as a writing surface. Some results are the followings: the skin of the human body is used: a for reasons beyond the control of the individual; b personal motivations; and, c still undefined circumstances, that is, for reasons of extreme vulnerability of the person. Some conclusions are: 1 from the three categories mentioned it depends on the type of writing; 2 thresholds from primitive human being, it has had the need to express, to

  17. Validación de la causa básica de defunción en las muertes que requieren intervención medicolegal

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    Mercè Gotsens

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    Full Text Available Fundamento, Las defunciones por causas externas requieren exámenes complementarios para determinar la causa demuerte. Si no se incorporan estos resultados a los registros de mortalidad estas causas pueden quedar mal clasificadas. El objetivo del estudio es validar la causa básica de defunción del Registro de Mortalidad con la obtenida de las fuentes forenses,en Barcelona entre los años 2004 y 2006. Métodos, Diseño transversal. La población de estudio son los fallecidos residentes en Barcelona con intervención medicolegal entre 2004 y 2006. Las fuentes de información son el Registro de Mortalidad y el archivo de patología forense delInstituto de Medicina Legal de Catalunya (IMLC (estándar de comparación. Las variables son la causa de defunción, el sexoy la edad. Se calcula la sensibilidad, el porcentaje de confirmación (PC y sus intervalos de confianza al 95% (IC95%. Resultados, La sensibilidad de las causas externas es 59,7% (IC95%,56,5-62,9 y el PC 96,7% (IC95%,94,8-98,0. Las lesiones por tráfico, las intoxicaciones y los suicidios estánsubnotificados en el Registro de Mortalidad siendo la sensibilidad inferior al 45% y el PC superior al 80%. Las causas maldefinidas están sobrenotificadas siendo la sensibilidad de 89,2% (IC95%,83,4-93,4 y el PC de 28,0% (IC95%,24,232,1. No hay diferencias por sexo y edad. Conclusiones, La validez de las causas externas del Registro de Mortalidad es escasa por la subnotificación y el elevadoporcentaje de causas mal definidas. Según los resultados, incorporar la información de las fuentes forenses al Registro deMortalidad aumenta la calidad de las estadísticas de mortalidad.

  18. An empirical study of preferred settings for lumbar support on adjustable office chairs.

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    Coleman, N; Hull, B P; Ellitt, G

    1998-04-01

    The preferred settings for lumbar support height and depth of 43 male and 80 female office workers were investigated. All subjects were equipped with identical modern office chairs with foam-padded backrests adjustable in both height and depth. Measurements of lumbar support settings were recorded in the workplace, outside of working hours, on four different occasions, over a 5 week period. Preferred lumbar support height and depth settings extended to both extremes of the adjustment range. The mean preferred height setting was 190 mm above the compressed seat surface. The mean depth setting (horizontal distance from front of seat to lumbar support point) was 387 mm. A regression model examining the effects of standing height, Body Mass Index (BMI) and gender on mean preferred lumbar support height showed a significant relationship between preferred height and BMI. Higher lumbar supports were chosen by subjects with greater BMIs. Gender and standing height were not associated with preferred lumbar support height settings. Preferred lumbar support depth was not significantly associated with standing height, gender or BMI. Older subjects were more likely to readjust their lumbar support from a disrupted position than younger subjects, indicating that older users are more sensitive to the position of their lumbar support. Subjects who reported recent back pain or discomfort that they believed to be associated with their chair or office work were found to set their lumbar support significantly closer to the front of the seat, probably to ensure greater support for their back. Based on the evidence that a high proportion of users do make adjustments to the height and depth of their lumbar support, and the finding that different groups of users, with different physical characteristics, adjust the position of their lumbar support in distinct and predictable ways, the researchers conclude that office chairs with traditional padded fixed-height lumbar supports are unlikely

  19. Ultrasound-guided lumbar puncture in pediatric patients: technical success and safety.

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    Pierce, David B; Shivaram, Giri; Koo, Kevin S H; Shaw, Dennis W W; Meyer, Kirby F; Monroe, Eric J

    2018-06-01

    Disadvantages of fluoroscopically guided lumbar puncture include delivery of ionizing radiation and limited resolution of incompletely ossified posterior elements. Ultrasound (US) allows visualization of critical soft tissues and the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) space without ionizing radiation. To determine the technical success and safety of US-guided lumbar puncture in pediatric patients. A retrospective review identified all patients referred to interventional radiology for lumbar puncture between June 2010 and June 2017. Patients who underwent lumbar puncture with fluoroscopic guidance alone were excluded. For the remaining procedures, technical success and procedural complications were assessed. Two hundred and one image-guided lumbar punctures in 161 patients were included. Eighty patients (43%) had previously failed landmark-based attempts. One hundred ninety-six (97.5%) patients underwent lumbar puncture. Five procedures (2.5%) were not attempted after US assessment, either due to a paucity of CSF or unsafe window for needle placement. Technical success was achieved in 187 (95.4%) of lumbar punctures attempted with US guidance. One hundred seventy-seven (90.3%) were technically successful with US alone (age range: 2 days-15 years, weight range: 1.9-53.1 kg) and an additional 10 (5.1%) were successful with US-guided thecal access and subsequent fluoroscopic confirmation. Three (1.5%) cases were unsuccessful with US guidance but were subsequently successful with fluoroscopic guidance. Of the 80 previously failed landmark-based lumbar punctures, 77 (96.3%) were successful with US guidance alone. There were no reported complications. US guidance is safe and effective for lumbar punctures and has specific advantages over fluoroscopy in pediatric patients.

  20. Contribution of hamstring fatigue to quadriceps inhibition following lumbar extension exercise.

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    Hart, Joseph M; Kerrigan, D Casey; Fritz, Julie M; Saliba, Ethan N; Gansneder, Bruce; Ingersoll, Christopher D

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the contribution of hamstrings and quadriceps fatigue to quadriceps inhibition following lumbar extension exercise. Regression models were calculated consisting of the outcome variable: quadriceps inhibition and predictor variables: change in EMG median frequency in the quadriceps and hamstrings during lumbar fatiguing exercise. Twenty-five subjects with a history of low back pain were matched by gender, height and mass to 25 healthy controls. Subjects performed two sets of fatiguing isometric lumbar extension exercise until mild (set 1) and moderate (set 2) fatigue of the lumbar paraspinals. Quadriceps and hamstring EMG median frequency were measured while subjects performed fatiguing exercise. A burst of electrical stimuli was superimposed while subjects performed an isometric maximal quadriceps contraction to estimate quadriceps inhibition after each exercise set. Results indicate the change in hamstring median frequency explained variance in quadriceps inhibition following the exercise sets in the history of low back pain group only. Change in quadriceps median frequency explained variance in quadriceps inhibition following the first exercise set in the control group only. In conclusion, persons with a history of low back pain whose quadriceps become inhibited following lumbar paraspinal exercise may be adapting to the fatigue by using their hamstring muscles more than controls. Key PointsA neuromuscular relationship between the lumbar paraspinals and quadriceps while performing lumbar extension exercise may be influenced by hamstring muscle fatigue.QI following lumbar extension exercise in persons with a history of LBP group may involve significant contribution from the hamstring muscle group.More hamstring muscle contribution may be a necessary adaptation in the history of LBP group due to weaker and more fatigable lumbar extensors.

  1. Fine needle diagnosis in lumbar osteomyelitis

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    Joshi, K.B.; Brinker, R.A.

    1983-01-01

    Lumbar vertebral body and disk infection, presenting as low back pain, is a relatively uncommon disease but is seen more often in drug addicts. Radiographs show typical changes of infection of the lumbar vertebrae and adjacent disc. Under local anesthesia a fine needle is placed, saline injected, and aspirated. The entire needle-syringe unit is submitted to the bacteriology department. Pseudomonas infection is usually found. This method of diagnosis is simple, cost effective, well accepted by the patients, and can be done on outpatients. (orig.)

  2. The hybrid assisted limb (HAL) for Care Support, a motion assisting robot providing exoskeletal lumbar support, can potentially reduce lumbar load in repetitive snow-shoveling movements.

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    Miura, Kousei; Kadone, Hideki; Koda, Masao; Abe, Tetsuya; Endo, Hirooki; Murakami, Hideki; Doita, Minoru; Kumagai, Hiroshi; Nagashima, Katsuya; Fujii, Kengo; Noguchi, Hiroshi; Funayama, Toru; Kawamoto, Hiroaki; Sankai, Yoshiyuki; Yamazaki, Masashi

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    An excessive lumbar load with snow-shoveling is a serious problem in snowfall areas. Various exoskeletal robots have been developed to reduce lumbar load in lifting work. However, few studies have reported the attempt of snow-shoveling work using exoskeletal robots. The purpose of the present study was to test the hypothesis that the HAL for Care Support robot would reduce lumbar load in repetitive snow-shoveling movements. Nine healthy male volunteers performed repetitive snow-shoveling movements outdoors in a snowfall area for as long as possible until they were fatigued. The snow-shoveling trial was performed under two conditions: with and without HAL for Care Support. Outcome measures were defined as the lumbar load assessed by the VAS of lumbar fatigue after the snow-shoveling trial and the snow-shoveling performance, including the number of scoops, and snow shoveling time and distance. The mean of VAS of lumbar fatigue, the number of scoops, and snow-shoveling time and distance without HAL for Care Support were 75.4 mm, 50.3, 145 s, and 9.6 m, while with HAL for Care Support were 39.8 mm, 144, 366 s, and 35.4 m. The reduction of lumbar fatigue and improvement of snow-shoveling performance using HAL for Care Support were statistically significant. There was no adverse event during snow-shoveling with HAL for Care Support. In conclusion, the HAL for Care Support can reduce lumbar load in repetitive snow-shoveling movements. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. Correlation between facet tropism and lumbar degenerative disease: a retrospective analysis.

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    Gao, Tian; Lai, Qi; Zhou, Song; Liu, Xuqiang; Liu, Yuan; Zhan, Ping; Yu, Xiaolong; Xiao, Jun; Dai, Min; Zhang, Bin

    2017-11-22

    The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between facet tropism and spinal degenerative diseases, such as degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis, degenerative lumbar scoliosis, and lumbar disc herniation. This study retrospectively analysed clinical data from the Department of Orthopaedics at The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University. Ninety-two patients were diagnosed with lumbar spondylolisthesis, 64 patients with degenerative scoliosis, and 86 patients with lumbar disc herniation between 1 October 2014 and 1 October 2016. All patients were diagnosed using 3.0 T magnetic resonance imaging and underwent conservative or operative treatment. Facet tropism was defined as greater than a ten degree between the facet joint angles on both sides. For L3-L4 degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis, one out of six cases had tropism compared to seven out of the 86 controls (p = 0.474). At the L4-L5 level, 17/50 cases had tropism compared to 4/42 cases in the control group (p = 0.013). At the L5-S1 level, 18/36 cases had tropism compared to 7/56 controls (p = 0.000). For degenerative lumbar scoliosis at the L1-L5 level, 83/256 cases had tropism as compared to 36/256 controls (p = 0.000). For L3-L4 lumbar disc herniation two out of eight cases had tropism compared to 14/78 controls (p = 0.625). At the L4-L5 level, 19/44 cases had tropism compared to four out of 42 controls (p = 0.001). At the L5-S1 level, 24/34 cases had tropism compared to 10/52 controls (p = 0.000). At the L4-5 and L5-S1 levels, facet tropism is associated with degenerative spondylolisthesis. In the degenerative lumbar scoliosis group, the number of case with facet tropism was significantly higher than that of the control group. Facet tropism was associated with lumbar disc herniation at the L4-5 and L5-S1 levels. Overall, in these three lumbar degenerative diseases, facet tropism is a common phenomenon.

  4. 49 CFR 572.75 - Lumbar spine, abdomen, and pelvis assembly and test procedure.

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    ...) ANTHROPOMORPHIC TEST DEVICES 6-Year-Old Child § 572.75 Lumbar spine, abdomen, and pelvis assembly and test procedure. (a) Lumbar spine, abdomen, and pelvis assembly. The lumbar spine, abdomen, and pelvis consist of... 49 Transportation 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Lumbar spine, abdomen, and pelvis assembly and...

  5. Intracranial haemorrhage following lumbar myelography: case report and review of the literature

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    Suess, O.; Stendel, R.; Baur, S.; Schilling, A.; Brock, M.

    2000-01-01

    We describe a subacute intracranial subdural haematoma following lumbar myelography. This rare but potentially life-threatening complication has been reported both after lumbar myelography and following lumbar puncture for spinal anaesthesia. We review 16 previously reported cases of intracranial haemorrhage following lumbar myelography, and discuss the pathogenesis. In all reported cases post-puncture headache was the leading symptom and should therefore be regarded as a warning sign. (orig.)

  6. Clostridium difficile colitis in patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery.

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    Skovrlj, Branko; Guzman, Javier Z; Silvestre, Jason; Al Maaieh, Motasem; Qureshi, Sheeraz A

    2014-09-01

    Retrospective database analysis. To investigate incidence, comorbidities, and impact on health care resources of Clostridium difficile infection after lumbar spine surgery. C. difficile colitis is reportedly increasing in hospitalized patients and can have a negative impact on patient outcomes. No data exist on estimates of C. difficile infection rates and its consequences on patient outcomes and health care resources among patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery. The Nationwide Inpatient Sample was examined from 2002 to 2011. Patients were included for study based on International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification, procedural codes for lumbar spine surgery for degenerative diagnoses. Baseline patient characteristics were determined and multivariable analyses assessed factors associated with increased incidence of C. difficile and risk of mortality. The incidence of C. difficile infection in patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery is 0.11%. At baseline, patients infected with C. difficile were significantly older (65.4 yr vs. 58.9 yr, Pinfection. Small hospital size was associated with decreased odds (odds ratio [OR], 0.5; Pinfection. Uninsured (OR, 1.62; Pinfection. C. difficile increased hospital length of stay by 8 days (Pdifficile infection after lumbar spine surgery carries a 36.4-fold increase in mortality and costs approximately $10,658,646 per year to manage. These data suggest that great care should be taken to avoid C. difficile colitis in patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery because it is associated with longer hospital stays, greater overall costs, and increased inpatient mortality. 3.

  7. Regional differences in lumbar spinal posture and the influence of low back pain

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    Burnett Angus F

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Spinal posture is commonly a focus in the assessment and clinical management of low back pain (LBP patients. However, the link between spinal posture and LBP is not fully understood. Recent evidence suggests that considering regional, rather than total lumbar spine posture is important. The purpose of this study was to determine; if there are regional differences in habitual lumbar spine posture and movement, and if these findings are influenced by LBP. Methods One hundred and seventy female undergraduate nursing students, with and without LBP, participated in this cross-sectional study. Lower lumbar (LLx, Upper lumbar (ULx and total lumbar (TLx spine angles were measured using an electromagnetic tracking system in static postures and across a range of functional tasks. Results Regional differences in lumbar posture and movement were found. Mean LLx posture did not correlate with ULx posture in sitting (r = 0.036, p = 0.638, but showed a moderate inverse correlation with ULx posture in usual standing (r = -0.505, p Conclusion This study supports the concept of regional differences within the lumbar spine during common postures and movements. Global lumbar spine kinematics do not reflect regional lumbar spine kinematics, which has implications for interpretation of measures of spinal posture, motion and loading. BMI influenced regional lumbar posture and movement, possibly representing adaptation due to load.

  8. Diseño, desarrollo y validación de una plataforma on-line dirigida a profesores y nutricionistas para dispensar Educación Nutricional a niños: MEAL.

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    TEMA: Una de las principales causas identificadas por la cual los niños llevan a cabo una alimentación poco saludable es la falta de conocimientos sobre aspectos nutricionales, y por ello que la Educación Nutricional (EN), se plantea como un elemento clave para poder combatir esta seria problemática. Uno de los principales escollos para el desarrollo e implementación de los programas de EN es la falta de formación específica de los profesionales encargados de diseminarla, profesor...

  9. Lumbar puncture in patients using anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents

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    Renan Domingues

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT The use of anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents has largely increased. Diagnostic lumbar puncture in patients taking these drugs represents a challenge considering the opposing risks of bleeding and thrombotic complications. To date there are no controlled trials, specific guidelines, nor clear recommendations in this area. In the present review we make some recommendations about lumbar puncture in patients using these drugs. Our recommendations take into consideration the pharmacology of these drugs, the thrombotic risk according to the underlying disease, and the urgency in cerebrospinal fluid analysis. Evaluating such information and a rigorous monitoring of neurological symptoms after lumbar puncture are crucial to minimize the risk of hemorrhage associated neurological deficits. An individualized patient decision-making and an effective communication between the assistant physician and the responsible for conducting the lumbar puncture are essential to minimize potential risks.

  10. Las crisis generales y particulares sufridas por el sector de alimentación en España, sus causas y su gestión de comunicación de crisis

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    Saura, Pilar

    2005-01-01

    La autora analiza la gestión de comunicación de crisis en un sector clave para la economía española como es el de alimentación y bebidas, que presenta una gran complejidad. El antecedente más grave ocurrido en el sector, la intoxicación por el Síndrome del Aceite Tóxico en 1981, aumentó la sensibilidad de los españoles a la seguridad alimentaria. El análisis de las crisis más graves del sector, sus causas y su gestión de comunicación de crisis, en la década de los Noventa y ...

  11. Multiple-level lumbar spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis.

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    Liu, Xinyu; Wang, Lianlei; Yuan, Suomao; Tian, Yonghao; Zheng, Yanping; Li, Jianmin

    2015-03-01

    Lumbar spondylolysis and isthmic spondylolisthesis occur most commonly at only one spinal level. The authors report on 13 cases of lumbar spondylolysis with spondylolisthesis at multiple levels. During July 2007-March 2012, multiple-level spondylolysis associated with spondylolisthesis was diagnosed in 13 patients (10 male, 3 female) at Qilu Hospital of Shandong University. The mean patient age was 43.5 ± 14.6 years. The duration of low-back pain was 11.7 ± 5.1 months. Spondylolysis occurred at L-2 in 2 patients, L-3 in 4 patients, L-4 in all patients, and L-5 in 5 patients. Spondylolysis occurred at 3 spinal levels in 3 patients and at 2 levels in 10 patients. All patients had spondylolisthesis at 1 or 2 levels. Japanese Orthopaedic Association and visual analog scale scores were used to evaluate preoperative and postoperative neurological function and low-back pain. All patients underwent pedicle screw fixation and interbody fusion or direct pars interarticularis repair. Both low-back pain scores improved significantly after surgery (p spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis occurred more often in men. Most multiplelevel lumbar spondylolysis occurred at 2 spinal levels and was associated with sports, trauma, or heavy labor. Multiplelevel lumbar spondylolysis occurred mostly at L3-5; associated spondylolisthesis usually occurred at L-4 and L-5, mostly at L-4. The treatment principle was the same as that for single-level spondylolisthesis.

  12. Melanoma lentiginoso acral en una paciente adulta

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    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso clínico de una paciente ecuatoriana de 58 años, blanca, con antecedentes de hernias discales en regiones cervical y lumbar, quien hace 2 años asistió a la Consulta de Dermatología por presentar cambio de coloración en la uña del tercer dedo de la mano derecha, síntomas que se correspondían con un lentigo simple. En esta ocasión acude con destrucción de la lámina ungueal y aumento de la coloración que se extiende a todo el pulpejo del dedo, por lo cual se le realizó otra biopsia y se confirmó el diagnóstico histológico de melanoma lentiginoso acral (in situ

  13. Tracoma en América Latina: una oportunidad para su eliminación

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    Sheila West

    2010-09-01

    3. Como resultado de los hallazgos del mapeo, se podrían determinar las necesidades de control del tracoma para Colombia. Idealmente, incluiría la coordinación de actividades con Brasil y Perú en una colaboración multinacional sin precedentes, para eliminar una enfermedad que causa ceguera en su población. Existe un compromiso sólido entre la OMS, la OPS y organizaciones no gubernamentales para que las Américas sean la primera región que reporte la eliminación del tracoma. Estudios como éste son fundamentales para empezar a concientizar a la comunidad y para comenzar los esfuerzos para determinar cómo lograr el control del tracoma, con el fin de alcanzar la meta de su eliminación para el año 2020. * Traducción de Carlos Arturo Hernández, Comité Editorial, Biomédica, Bogotá, D.C., Colombia

  14. Differences between clinical "snap-shot" and "real-life" assessments of lumbar spine alignment and motion - What is the "real" lumbar lordosis of a human being?

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    Dreischarf, Marcel; Pries, Esther; Bashkuev, Maxim; Putzier, Michael; Schmidt, Hendrik

    2016-03-21

    The individual lumbar lordosis and lumbar motion have been identified to play an important role in pathogenesis of low back pain and are essential references for preoperative planning and postoperative evaluation. The clinical "gold-standard" for measuring lumbar lordosis and its motion are radiological "snap-shots" taken while standing and during upper-body flexion and extension. The extent to which these clinically assessed values characterise lumbar alignment and its motion in daily life merits discussion. A non-invasive measurement-system was employed to measure lumbar lordosis and lumbar motion in 208 volunteers (age: 20-74yrs; ♀/♂: 115/93). For an initial short-term measurement, comparable with the clinical "snap-shot", lumbar lordosis and its motion were assessed while standing and during flexion and extension. Subsequently, volunteers were released to their daily lives while wearing the device, and measurements were performed during the following 24h. The average lumbar lordosis during 24h (8.0°) differed significantly from the standardised measurement while standing (33.3°). Ranges of motion were significantly different throughout the day compared to standing measurements. The influence of the factors age and gender on lordosis and its motion resulted in conflicting results between long- and short-term-measurements. In conclusion, results of short-term examinations differ considerably from the average values during real-life. These findings might be important for surgical planning and increase the awareness of the biomechanical challenges that spinal structures and implants face in real-life. Furthermore, long-term assessments of spinal alignment and motion during daily life can provide valid data on spinal function and can reveal the importance of influential factors. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Radiographic Morphometry of the Lumbar Spine in Munich Miniature Pigs†

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    Engelke, Elisabeth C; Post, Christina; Pfarrer, Christiane D; Sager, Martin; Waibl, Helmut R

    2016-01-01

    The incidence of human spinal column disease remains high, and animal models still play important roles in prophylactic, diagnostic, and therapeutic research. Because of their similar size to humans, pigs remain an important spine model. For pigs to serve as a model for the human spine, basic similarities and differences must be understood. In this study, morphometric data of the lumbar spine of Munich miniature pigs (Troll) were recorded radiologically, evaluated, and compared with recorded human data. Whereas humans have a constant number of 5 lumbar vertebrae, Munich minipigs had 5 or 6 lumbar vertebrae. Compared with their human counterparts, the lumbar vertebral bodies of the minipigs were remarkably larger in the craniocaudal (superior–inferior) direction and considerably smaller in the dorsoventral and laterolateral directions. The porcine vertebral canal was smaller than the human vertebral canal. The spinal cord extended into the caudal part of the porcine lumbar vertebral canal and thus did not terminate as cranial, as seen in humans. The lumbar intervertebral spaces of the pig were narrower in craniocaudal direction than human intervertebral spaces. These differences need to be considered when planning surgical actions, not only to avoid pain and irreversible damage to the minipigs but also to achieve accurate scientific results. PMID:27177570

  16. Planteamientos sobre la pobreza: una aproximación conceptual

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    Bertha Lucía Martínez Bernal

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se presentan varias definiciones o conceptos para la comprensión, medición y el análisis de la pobreza. Para ello se retoma la producción escrita de diferentes estudiosos e investigadores que han hecho aportes valiosos sobre el tema. Al lado de estos conceptos se analizan los diferentes enfoques que se utilizan para aproximarse al estudio de la pobreza, aunque estas no son teorías ni explicaciones de sus causas, sino perspectivas sobre pobreza que denotan dichos enfoques. Así mismo se desarrolla una revisión de las metodologías más utilizadas en los procesos de identificación y agregación. Finalmente se interpretan las políticas públicas en los sectores sociales.

  17. Lumbar hernia: A commonly misevaluated condition of the bilateral costoiliac spaces

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    Yiji Suh

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    Full Text Available Lumbar hernias develop through the weakening of the posterolateral abdominal wall associated with the Petit's triangle or the Grynfeltt-Lesshaft triangle. Clinicians are generally unfamiliar with the presentation of lumbar hernias, which frequently leads to misdiagnosis and delay of treatment. Prompt failure to diagnose and surgically correct lumbar hernias have resulted in increased morbidity. This review addresses the anatomical and clinical concepts associated with the bilateral costoiliac spaces, which may be implicated in the increased prevalence of left-sided hernias. Knowledge of the contents and boundaries of this enclosure can aid the physician in diagnosis. We explore the intraperitoneal and retroperitoneal diseases that present at the lumbocostal space, including lumbar hernias, which can be classified as congenital, acquired, traumatic, or iatrogenic in origin. In an evaluation, imaging is crucial for assessing musculofascial layer disruptions and hernia contents. Open and laparoscopic surgery, as well retromuscular lumbar hernia repair, are options to explore in surgical intervention, particularly if there are challenges in preliminary pain management. Keywords: Lumbar hernia, Costoiliac spaces, Petit's triangle, Grvnfeltt-lesshaft triangle, Lumbocostovertebral syndrome

  18. [Discarthrosis with hyperalgic lumbar multileveled radicular syndrome].

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    Sardaru, D; Tiţu, Gabriela; Pendefunda, L

    2012-01-01

    The problems at the level of intervertebral discs are producing dysfunctions and important functional regression at the level of lumbar column, at a stage at which the patient could remain blocked in an anterior or lateral flexion position or producing an antalgic position of scoliosis that could incapacitate the patient to perform activities of daily living. The medical rehabilitation, in such cases, must seek not only the relief of local pain through different methods of obtaining it, but also the functional reeducation of the intervertebral articulations through specific analytical mobilization in order to achieve the biomechanical harmonization of the rachis. We report the case study of a 66 year-old patient who presented to our clinic for medical consult and physical therapy when he was diagnosed with discharthrosis, hyperalgic lumbar multileveled radiculopathy at L4-L5 and L5-S1. The lumbar x-ray showed osteophytes, disc narrowing at the level of L5-S1 and inter-apophysis arthrosis. The clinical examination revealed difficulty walking with pain in the right sacroiliac articulations and right sciatic emergence with plantar paraesthesia. The patient developed pain induced scoliosis on the right side that restricted the lumbar range of motion and prevented the right flexion blocking him into an left flexion, any attempt of straightening inducing pain. The condition was treated using specific analytical lumbar mobilization for the realignment of the vertebrae complex. In this case study, we found that functional reeducation in cases of pain induced deviations of the rachis of the column should be centered on the harmonization of inadequate pressure and position of the complex intervertebral articulations.

  19. Congenital absence of the lumbar facet joint associated with bilateral spondylolysis of the fifth lumbar vertebra.

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    Wang, Zhuo; Sakakibara, Toshihiko; Kasai, Yuichi

    2013-01-01

    A 14-year-old boy presented with a rare case of congenital absence of lumbar facet joint manifesting as low back pain. Physical examination showed no neurological or hematologic abnormalities. Radiography revealed absence of a facet joint on the right side of L4-5. Computed tomography and three-dimensional computed tomography revealed absence of the facet joint on the right side of L4-5 and spondylolysis on both sides of L5. Pain subsided after conservative treatment. This is an extremely rare case of congenital absence of lumbar facet joint associated with bilateral spondylolysis.

  20. Single-stage posterior transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion, debridement, limited decompression, 3-column reconstruction, and posterior instrumentation in surgical treatment for single-segment lumbar spinal tuberculosis.

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    Zeng, Hao; Wang, Xiyang; Zhang, Penghui; Peng, Wei; Liu, Zheng; Zhang, Yupeng

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this study is to determine the feasibility and efficacy of surgical management of single-segment lumbar spinal tuberculosis (TB) by using single-stage posterior transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion, debridement, limited decompression, 3-column reconstruction, and posterior instrumentation. Seventeen cases of single-segment lumbar TB were treated with single-stage posterior transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion, debridement, limited decompression, 3-column reconstruction, and posterior instrumentation. The mean follow-up was 36.9 months (range: 24-62 months). The kyphotic angle ranged from 15.2-35.1° preoperatively, with an average measurement of 27.8°. The American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) score system was used to evaluate the neurological deficits and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) used to judge the activity of TB. Spinal TB was completely cured in all 17 patients. There was no recurrent TB infection. The postoperative kyphotic angle was 6.6-10.2°, 8.1° in average, and there was no significant loss of the correction at final follow-up. Solid fusion was achieved in all cases. Neurological condition in all patients was improved after surgery. Single-stage posterior transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion, debridement, limited decompression, 3-column reconstruction, and posterior instrumentation can be a feasible and effective method the in treatment of single-segment lumbar spinal TB.

  1. Moving back: The radiation dose received from lumbar spine quantitative fluoroscopy compared to lumbar spine radiographs with suggestions for dose reduction.

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    Mellor, F E; Thomas, P; Breen, A

    2014-08-01

    Quantitative fluoroscopy is an emerging technology for assessing continuous inter-vertebral motion in the lumbar spine, but information on radiation dose is not yet available. The purposes of this study were to compare the radiation dose from quantitative fluoroscopy of the lumbar spine with lumbar spine radiographs, and identify opportunities for dose reduction in quantitative fluoroscopy. Internationally reported dose area product (DAP) and effective dose data for lumbar spine radiographs were compared with the same for quantitative fluoroscopy and with data from a local hospital for functional radiographs (weight bearing AP, lateral, and/or flexion and extension) ( n  = 27). The effects of procedure time, age, weight, height and body mass index on the fluoroscopy dose were determined by multiple linear regression using SPSS v19 software (IBM Corp., Armonck, NY, USA). The effective dose (and therefore the estimated risk) for quantitative fluoroscopy is 0.561 mSv which is lower than in most published data for lumbar spine radiography. The dose area product (DAP) for sagittal (flexion + extension) quantitative fluoroscopy is 3.94 Gy cm 2 which is lower than local data for two view (flexion and extension) functional radiographs (4.25 Gy cm 2 ), and combined coronal and sagittal dose from quantitative fluoroscopy (6.13 Gy cm 2 ) is lower than for four view functional radiography (7.34 Gy cm 2 ). Conversely DAP for coronal and sagittal quantitative fluoroscopy combined (6.13 Gy cm 2 ) is higher than that published for both lumbar AP or lateral radiographs, with the exception of Nordic countries combined data. Weight, procedure time and age were independently positively associated with total dose, and height (after adjusting for weight) was negatively associated, thus as height increased, the DAP decreased.

  2. Moving back: The radiation dose received from lumbar spine quantitative fluoroscopy compared to lumbar spine radiographs with suggestions for dose reduction

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    Mellor, F.E.; Thomas, P.; Breen, A.

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: Quantitative fluoroscopy is an emerging technology for assessing continuous inter-vertebral motion in the lumbar spine, but information on radiation dose is not yet available. The purposes of this study were to compare the radiation dose from quantitative fluoroscopy of the lumbar spine with lumbar spine radiographs, and identify opportunities for dose reduction in quantitative fluoroscopy. Methods: Internationally reported dose area product (DAP) and effective dose data for lumbar spine radiographs were compared with the same for quantitative fluoroscopy and with data from a local hospital for functional radiographs (weight bearing AP, lateral, and/or flexion and extension) (n = 27). The effects of procedure time, age, weight, height and body mass index on the fluoroscopy dose were determined by multiple linear regression using SPSS v19 software (IBM Corp., Armonck, NY, USA). Results and conclusion: The effective dose (and therefore the estimated risk) for quantitative fluoroscopy is 0.561 mSv which is lower than in most published data for lumbar spine radiography. The dose area product (DAP) for sagittal (flexion + extension) quantitative fluoroscopy is 3.94 Gy cm 2 which is lower than local data for two view (flexion and extension) functional radiographs (4.25 Gy cm 2 ), and combined coronal and sagittal dose from quantitative fluoroscopy (6.13 Gy cm 2 ) is lower than for four view functional radiography (7.34 Gy cm 2 ). Conversely DAP for coronal and sagittal quantitative fluoroscopy combined (6.13 Gy cm 2 ) is higher than that published for both lumbar AP or lateral radiographs, with the exception of Nordic countries combined data. Weight, procedure time and age were independently positively associated with total dose, and height (after adjusting for weight) was negatively associated, thus as height increased, the DAP decreased

  3. LUMBAR LORDOSIS IN ASYMPTOMATICS SUBJECTS AND PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN

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    S.J MOUSAVI; MOHAMMAD REZA NOURBAKHSH

    2003-01-01

    Introduction: The relationship between the degree of lumbar lordosis and chronic and purpose low back pain (LBP) has long been speculated, but there is discrepancy in findings of previous researchers. The purpose of this of this study was to drtermin differences between lumbar lordosis in asymptomatic and LBP subjects. Matherials: Lumbar lordosis of 420 patients with chronic LBP and 420 asymptomatic subjects was measured by two examiner. A flexible ruler was used to measure lumbar l...

  4. Inmunidad humoral y trasplante renal posibilidades terapéuticas

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    P. Jacqueline Pefaur, Dra.; M. Susana Elgueta, Dra.

    2010-01-01

    El trasplante renal es el tratamiento de elección para los pacientes con falla renal terminal. Las principales causas de pérdida de injertos son la muerte del paciente con injerto funcionante, especialmente de causa cardiovascular y la nefropatía crónica del injerto, con una pérdida crónica de injertos que resulta en un problema relevante. Dentro de las causas de nefropatía crónica destaca la causa inmunológica. Una de las causas de pérdida de injertos de origen inmunológico son los rechazos ...

  5. Influence of lumbar curvature and rotation on forward flexibility in idiopathic scoliosis

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    Feng-Chun Kao

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: Lumbar spine facet joints are arranged sagittally and mainly provide forward flexibility. Rotation of the lumbar vertebral body and coronal plane deformity may influence the function of lumbar forward flexibility. We hypothesize that the more advanced axial and coronal plane deformity could cause more limitation on forward flexibility in patients with idiopathic scoliosis. Methods: Between January 2011 and August 2011, 85 patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis were enrolled in this study. The proximal thoracic, major thoracic, thoracolumbar/lumbar (TL/L, and lumbar (L1/L5 curves were measured by Cobb's method. Lumbar apical rotation was graded using the Nash-Moe score. Lumbar forward flexibility was measured using the sit and reach (S and R test. Statistical analysis was performed using one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA, Spearman's and Pearson's correlation coefficients. Results: The mean age was 16.1 ± 2.84 years. The mean proximal thoracic, major thoracic, TL/L, and L1/L5 curves were 17.61° ± 8.92, 25.56° ± 11.61, 26.09° ± 8.6, and 15.10° ± 7.85, respectively. The mean S and R measurement was 25.56 ± 12.33 cm. The magnitude of the TL/L and L1/L5 curves was statistically positively related to vertebral rotation (rs = 0.580 and 0.649, respectively. The correlation between the S and R test and both the TL/L and L1/L5 curves was negative (rp = –0.371 and –0.595, respectively. Besides, the S and R test also demonstrated a significant negative relationship with vertebral rotation (rs = –0.768. Conclusion: In patients with idiopathic scoliosis, spinal deformity can diminish lumbar forward flexibility. Higher lumbar curvature and rotation lead to greater restriction of lumbar flexion.

  6. Diagnosis of Lumbar Foraminal Stenosis using Diffusion Tensor Imaging.

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    Eguchi, Yawara; Ohtori, Seiji; Suzuki, Munetaka; Oikawa, Yasuhiro; Yamanaka, Hajime; Tamai, Hiroshi; Kobayashi, Tatsuya; Orita, Sumihisa; Yamauchi, Kazuyo; Suzuki, Miyako; Aoki, Yasuchika; Watanabe, Atsuya; Kanamoto, Hirohito; Takahashi, Kazuhisa

    2016-02-01

    Diagnosis of lumbar foraminal stenosis remains difficult. Here, we report on a case in which bilateral lumbar foraminal stenosis was difficult to diagnose, and in which diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) was useful. The patient was a 52-year-old woman with low back pain and pain in both legs that was dominant on the right. Right lumbosacral nerve compression due to a massive uterine myoma was apparent, but the leg pain continued after a myomectomy was performed. No abnormalities were observed during nerve conduction studies. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging indicated bilateral L5 lumbar foraminal stenosis. DTI imaging was done. The extraforaminal values were decreased and tractography was interrupted in the foraminal region. Bilateral L5 vertebral foraminal stenosis was treated by transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion and the pain in both legs disappeared. The case indicates the value of DTI for diagnosing vertebral foraminal stenosis.

  7. Overpowering posterior lumbar instrumentation and fusion with hyperlordotic anterior lumbar interbody cages followed by posterior revision: a preliminary feasibility study.

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    Kadam, Abhijeet; Wigner, Nathan; Saville, Philip; Arlet, Vincent

    2017-12-01

    OBJECTIVE The authors' aim in this study was to evaluate whether sagittal plane correction can be obtained from the front by overpowering previous posterior instrumentation and/or fusion with hyperlordotic anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) cages in patients undergoing revision surgery for degenerative spinal conditions and/or spinal deformities. METHODS The authors report their experience with the application of hyperlordotic cages at 36 lumbar levels for ALIFs in a series of 20 patients who underwent revision spinal surgery at a single institution. Included patients underwent staged front-back procedures: ALIFs with hyperlordotic cages (12°, 20°, and 30°) followed by removal of posterior instrumentation and reinstrumentation from the back. Patients were divided into the following 2 groups depending on the extent of posterior instrumentation and fusion during the second stage: long constructs (≥ 6 levels with extension into thoracic spine and/or pelvis) and short constructs (lumbar lordosis increased from 44.3° to 59.8° (p lumbar levels that have pseudarthrosis from the previous posterior spinal fusion. Meticulous selection of levels for ALIF is crucial for safely and effectively performing this technique.

  8. [Lumbar spinal angiolipoma].

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    Isla, Alberto; Ortega Martinez, Rodrigo; Pérez López, Carlos; Gómez de la Riva, Alvaro; Mansilla, Beatriz

    2016-01-01

    Spinal angiolipomas are fairly infrequent benign tumours that are usually located in the epidural space of the thoracic column and represent 0.14% to 1.3% of all spinal tumours. Lumbar angiolipomas are extremely rare, representing only 9.6% of all spinal extradural angiolipomas. We report the case of a woman who complained of a lumbar pain of several months duration with no neurological focality and that had intensified in the last three days without her having had any injury or made a physical effort. The MR revealed an extradural mass L1-L2, on the posterior face of the medulla, decreasing the anteroposterior diameter of the canal. The patient symptoms improved after surgery. Total extirpation of the lesion is possible in most cases, and the prognosis is excellent even if the lesion is infiltrative. For this reason, excessively aggressive surgery is not necessary to obtain complete resection. Copyright © 2016 Sociedad Española de Neurocirugía. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  9. Uso de morfina intratecal en artrodesis lumbar Uso da morfina intratecal na artrodese lombar Intrathecal morphine in lumbar spine fusion

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    Ronald Schulz Ibaceta

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: determinar la eficacia y la seguridad del uso de morfina intratecal, en bajas dosis, en pacientes sometidos a cirugía de instrumentación y artrodesis lumbar. MÉTODOS: estudio prospectivo, randomizado, ciego y controlado. Fueron utilizados dos grupos de pacientes: Grupo Estudio, que recibió morfina intratecal al final de su cirugía, y Grupo Control que sólo recibió el protocolo de analgesia estándar. RESULTADOS: se encontraron diferencias significativas en la escala visual análoga (EVA entre los dos grupos a las 12 horas postoperatorias. La EVA en reposo promedio del Grupo Estudio fue de 2,15 cm y el del Grupo Control, 5 cm (p=0,013. En actividad, el Grupo Estudio presentó una EVA promedio de 4,36 cm, y el Grupo Control 6,9 cm (p=0,029. No se encontraron diferencias en relación a las complicaciones entre los dos grupos. CONCLUSIÓN: el uso de morfina intratecal, en bajas dosis, es seguro y efectivo en el control del dolor en las primeras 12 horas postoperatorias en cirugía de artrodesis lumbar.OBJETIVO: determinar a eficácia e a seguridade do uso da morfina intratecal, em baixas doses, em pacientes submetidos à cirurgia de instrumentação e artrodese lombar. MÉTODOS: estudo prospectivo, randomizado, cego e controlado. Foram utilizados dois grupos de pacientes: Grupo Estudo, que recebeu morfina intratecal no final da cirurgia e o Grupo Controle, que recebeu somente o protocolo de analgesia padrão. RESULTADOS: foram encontradas diferenças significativas na escala visual analógica (EVA entre os dois grupos às 12 horas pós-operatórias. A EVA em repouso, em média, do Grupo Estudo foi de 2,15 cm e do Grupo Controle, 5 cm (p=0,013. Durante atividade, o Grupo Estudo apresentou uma EVA de aproximadamente 4,36 cm e no Grupo Controle, 6,9 cm (p=0,029. Não foram encontradas diferenças com relação às complicações entre os dois grupos. CONCLUSÃO: o uso de morfina intratecal, em baixas doses, foi seguro e efetivo no

  10. MRI of the lumbar spine. Technical aspect. T2-weighted fat saturation coronal dynamic MRI of the lumbar spine

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    Clarisse, J.; Francke, J.P.; Leclet, H.; Bourgeois, Ph.; Chastanet, P.; Cotten, A.

    1998-01-01

    Assess the feasibility of 'dynamic' MRI of the lumbar spine and study the parameters of a single MRI sequence favorable for simultaneous imaging of the meningeal space and the epidural and foraminal venous system. Favor a decline in the number of sacco-radiculograms. Clinical assessment in the following circumstances: discordant clinical and and radiographic findings, difficulty in interpreting single or multiple disc-root conflicts, preoperative work-up in cases of narrow or stenotic lumbar canal. Dynamic MRI of the lumbar spine is possible if the hypothesis that the hyper-lordosis obtained in the supine position creates an anatomic and radiographic situation identical to the hyper-lordosis induced by the upright position is accepted. The 'radiculo-phlebographic' sequence gives images of the root sheaths and the epidural, foraminal and extra-foraminal veins simultaneously, particularly in the coronal plane. (authors)

  11. A Narrative Review of Lumbar Fusion Surgery With Relevance to Chiropractic Practice.

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    Daniels, Clinton J; Wakefield, Pamela J; Bub, Glenn A; Toombs, James D

    2016-12-01

    The purpose of this narrative review was to describe the most common spinal fusion surgical procedures, address the clinical indications for lumbar fusion in degeneration cases, identify potential complications, and discuss their relevance to chiropractic management of patients after surgical fusion. The PubMed database was searched from the beginning of the record through March 31, 2015, for English language articles related to lumbar fusion or arthrodesis or both and their incidence, procedures, complications, and postoperative chiropractic cases. Articles were retrieved and evaluated for relevance. The bibliographies of selected articles were also reviewed. The most typical lumbar fusion procedures are posterior lumbar interbody fusion, anterior lumbar interbody fusion, transforaminal interbody fusion, and lateral lumbar interbody fusion. Fair level evidence supports lumbar fusion procedures for degenerative spondylolisthesis with instability and for intractable low back pain that has failed conservative care. Complications and development of chronic pain after surgery is common, and these patients frequently present to chiropractic physicians. Several reports describe the potential benefit of chiropractic management with spinal manipulation, flexion-distraction manipulation, and manipulation under anesthesia for postfusion low back pain. There are no published experimental studies related specifically to chiropractic care of postfusion low back pain. This article describes the indications for fusion, common surgical practice, potential complications, and relevant published chiropractic literature. This review includes 10 cases that showed positive benefits from chiropractic manipulation, flexion-distraction, and/or manipulation under anesthesia for postfusion lumbar pain. Chiropractic care may have a role in helping patients in pain who have undergone lumbar fusion surgery.

  12. 3-dimensional reconstructions of computer tomograms of the lumbar spine

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    Kern, A.; Waggershauser, T.; Zendel, W.; Astinet, A.; Felix, R.; Hansen, K.; Lanksch, W.R.

    1991-01-01

    In this study, 50 patients were examined by a Siemens 'Somatom Plus'; continuous 2 mm sections between the third lumbar and first sacral vertebra were obtained. All these imaging procedures were suitable for the diagnosis of osteochondrosis and chondrosis. Spondylosis was diagnosed more frequently on 3-D CT. Spondyloarthrosis, with narrowing of the invertebral foramina and root canals is shown particularly well by 3-D CT, since the entire extent of these structures can be seen. 3-D surface reconstruction of the lumbar spine is useful in the diagnosis of lumbar spondyloarthrosis with narrowing of the root canals and of the spinal canal. This method of axial CT is superior to conventional radiography of the lumbar spine in the usual two planes. (orig./GDG) [de

  13. Influence of age, BMI, gender and lumbar level on T1ρ magnetic resonance imaging of lumbar discs in healthy asymptomatic adults

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    Guebitz, Raphael [Asklepios Hospital Altona, Hamburg (Germany). Dept. of Radiology and Neuroradiology; Lange, Tobias; Gosheger, Georg [University Hospital Muenster (Germany). Dept. of Orthopaedics and Tumor Orthopaedics; Heindel, Walter; Allkemper, Thomas [University Hospital Muenster (Germany). Dept. of Clinical Radiology; Stehling, Christoph [Sankt-Barbara Hospital Ham-Heessen, Hamm (Germany). Clinic for Radiology and Neuroradiology; Gerss, Joachim [Muenster Univ. (Germany). Inst. of Biostatistics and Clinical Research; Kanthak, Christian [Fraunhofer MEVIS, Bremen (Germany). Inst. for Medical Image Computing; Schulte, Tobias L. [Bochum Univ. St. Josef Hospital (Germany). Dept. of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery

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    To assess the T1ρ range of lumbar intervertebral discs in healthy asymptomatic individuals at 1.5 T and to investigate the influence of age, body mass index (BMI), gender, and lumbar level on T1ρ relaxation. In a prospective study, a total of 81 volunteers aged 20 - 80 years were included in this study and divided into three age groups (A: 20 - 39y; B: 40 - 59y; C: 60 - 80y). All of the volunteers underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 1.5 T with acquisition of sagittal T1ρ images. The calculated T1ρ relaxation times were correlated with age, BMI, gender, and lumbar level relative to the total disc, the annulus fibrosus, and the nucleus pulposus. Age had a significant influence on T1ρ relaxation times at all lumbar levels, with increasing age being associated with reduced relaxation times. There was also a significant difference between age groups A vs. C and B vs. C (P = 0.0008 and P = 0.0149, respectively). No significant differences in T1ρ relaxation time were observed between men and women (P > 0.05). BMI showed a significant negative correlation with T1ρ relaxation times (P < 0.0001). Analysis of the lumbar level revealed a significant decrease in relaxation times from L1/2 to L5 / S1 (P = 0.0013). Increasing age correlated significantly with advanced lumbar disc degeneration in asymptomatic individuals, particularly in those aged 60 or older. Increasing BMI correlated significantly with increasing degeneration. The lower discs showed more degeneration than the upper ones.

  14. Influence of age, BMI, gender and lumbar level on T1ρ magnetic resonance imaging of lumbar discs in healthy asymptomatic adults

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    Guebitz, Raphael; Lange, Tobias; Gosheger, Georg; Heindel, Walter; Allkemper, Thomas; Stehling, Christoph; Gerss, Joachim; Kanthak, Christian; Schulte, Tobias L.

    2018-01-01

    To assess the T1ρ range of lumbar intervertebral discs in healthy asymptomatic individuals at 1.5 T and to investigate the influence of age, body mass index (BMI), gender, and lumbar level on T1ρ relaxation. In a prospective study, a total of 81 volunteers aged 20 - 80 years were included in this study and divided into three age groups (A: 20 - 39y; B: 40 - 59y; C: 60 - 80y). All of the volunteers underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 1.5 T with acquisition of sagittal T1ρ images. The calculated T1ρ relaxation times were correlated with age, BMI, gender, and lumbar level relative to the total disc, the annulus fibrosus, and the nucleus pulposus. Age had a significant influence on T1ρ relaxation times at all lumbar levels, with increasing age being associated with reduced relaxation times. There was also a significant difference between age groups A vs. C and B vs. C (P = 0.0008 and P = 0.0149, respectively). No significant differences in T1ρ relaxation time were observed between men and women (P > 0.05). BMI showed a significant negative correlation with T1ρ relaxation times (P < 0.0001). Analysis of the lumbar level revealed a significant decrease in relaxation times from L1/2 to L5 / S1 (P = 0.0013). Increasing age correlated significantly with advanced lumbar disc degeneration in asymptomatic individuals, particularly in those aged 60 or older. Increasing BMI correlated significantly with increasing degeneration. The lower discs showed more degeneration than the upper ones.

  15. Computed tomography as the primary radiological examination of lumbar spine

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    Ilkko, E.; Laehde, S.

    1988-10-01

    A series of 235 patients examined by lumbar CT because of sciatica or other low back disorder was studied. The need of additional examinations and correlations to surgical findings were evaluated. Inadequate information was the cause of additional examination, mostly myelography in 20 patients (8,5%). It was concluded that lumbar CT is a suitable first examination of the lumbar spine in sciatica and low back pain. The indications to complementary myelography and its benefit are discussed.

  16. Computed tomography as the primary radiological examination of lumbar spine

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    Ilkko, E.; Laehde, S.

    1988-01-01

    A series of 235 patients examined by lumbar CT because of sciatica or other low back disorder was studied. The need of additional examinations and correlations to surgical findings were evaluated. Inadequate information was the cause of additional examination, mostly myelography in 20 patients (8,5%). It was concluded that lumbar CT is a suitable first examination of the lumbar spine in sciatica and low back pain. The indications to complementary myelography and its benefit are discussed. (orig.) [de

  17. Mechanisms of action of lumbar supports : a systematic review

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    van Poppel, M N; de Looze, M P; Koes, B W; Smid, T; Bouter, L M

    2000-01-01

    STUDY DESIGN: A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies on the putative mechanisms of action of lumbar supports in lifting activities. OBJECTIVE: To summarize the evidence bearing on the putative mechanisms of action of lumbar supports. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: A restriction of trunk

  18. Mechanisms of action of lumbar supports: a sytematic review

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    van Poppel-Bruinvels, M.N.M.; de Looze, M.P.; Koes, B.W.; Smid, T.; Bouter, L.M.

    2000-01-01

    Study Design. A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies on the putative mechanisms of action of lumbar supports in lifting activities. Objective. To summarize the evidence bearing on the putative mechanisms of action of lumbar supports. Summary of Background Data. A restriction of trunk

  19. Is it possible to preserve lumbar lordosis after hybrid stabilization? Preliminary results of a novel rigid-dynamic stabilization system in degenerative lumbar pathologies.

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    Formica, Matteo; Cavagnaro, Luca; Basso, Marco; Zanirato, Andrea; Felli, Lamberto; Formica, Carlo

    2015-11-01

    To evaluate the results of a novel rigid-dynamic stabilization technique in lumbar degenerative segment diseases (DSD), expressly pointing out the preservation of postoperative lumbar lordosis (LL). Forty-one patients with one level lumbar DSD and initial disc degeneration at the adjacent level were treated. Circumferential lumbar arthrodesis and posterior hybrid instrumentation were performed to preserve an initial disc degeneration above the segment that has to be fused. Clinical and spino-pelvic parameters were evaluated pre- and postoperatively. At 2-year follow-up, a significant improvement of clinical outcomes was reported. No statistically significant difference was noted between postoperative and 2-year follow-up in LL and in disc/vertebral body height ratio at the upper adjacent fusion level. When properly selected, this technique leads to good results. A proper LL should be achieved after any hybrid stabilization to preserve the segment above the fusion.

  20. Traumatic Lumbar Hernia Diagnosed by Ultrasonography: A Case Report

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    Lee, Kwang Lae; Yim, Yoon Myung; Lim, Oh Kyung; Park, Ki Deok; Choi, Chung Hwan; Lee, Ju Kang

    2009-01-01

    Traumatic lumbar hernia describes the extrusion of intraperitoneal or extraperitoneal contents through a defect in the posterolateral abdominal wall caused by a trauma. This is a rare entity and usually diagnosed by computed tomography. A 64-year-old male received an injury on his cervical spinal cord after an accident in which he fell down. He complained of a mass on his left posterolateral back area. We diagnosed the mass as a traumatic lumbar hernia by ultrasonography and confirmed it by computed tomography. We conclude that the ultrasonography can be a useful diagnostic tool for traumatic lumbar hernia

  1. Traumatic Lumbar Hernia Diagnosed by Ultrasonography: A Case Report

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    Lee, Kwang Lae; Yim, Yoon Myung; Lim, Oh Kyung; Park, Ki Deok; Choi, Chung Hwan; Lee, Ju Kang [Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Incheon (Korea, Republic of)

    2009-12-15

    Traumatic lumbar hernia describes the extrusion of intraperitoneal or extraperitoneal contents through a defect in the posterolateral abdominal wall caused by a trauma. This is a rare entity and usually diagnosed by computed tomography. A 64-year-old male received an injury on his cervical spinal cord after an accident in which he fell down. He complained of a mass on his left posterolateral back area. We diagnosed the mass as a traumatic lumbar hernia by ultrasonography and confirmed it by computed tomography. We conclude that the ultrasonography can be a useful diagnostic tool for traumatic lumbar hernia

  2. RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY OF SUBJECTIVE ASSESSMENT OF LUMBAR LORDOSIS IN CONVENTIONAL RADIOGRAPHY.

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    Ruhinda, E; Byanyima, R K; Mugerwa, H

    2014-10-01

    Reliability and validity studies of different lumbar curvature analysis and measurement techniques have been documented however there is limited literature on the reliability and validity of subjective visual analysis. Radiological assessment of lumbar lordotic curve aids in early diagnosis of conditions even before neurologic changes set in. To ascertain the level of reliability and validity of subjective assessment of lumbar lordosis in conventional radiography. A blinded, repeated-measures diagnostic test was carried out on lumbar spine x-ray radiographs. Radiology Department at Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC), Mengo-Kampala-Uganda. Seventy (70) lateral lumbar x-ray films were used for this study and were obtained from the archive of JCRC radiology department at Butikiro house, Mengo-Kampala. Poor observer agreement, both inter- and intra-observer, with kappa values of 0.16 was found. Inter-observer agreement was poorer than intra-observer agreement. Kappa values significantly rose when the lumbar lordosis was clustered into four categories without grading each abnormality. The results confirm that subjective assessment of lumbar lordosis has low reliability and validity. Film quality has limited influence on the observer reliability. This study further shows that fewer scale categories of lordosis abnormalities produce better observer reliability.

  3. Impacto de un programa de foto-educación en los conocimientos y hábitos de una población escolar.

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    Adriana R. Cruz; Ximena Hormaza; Juliana Díaz; Andrés Vidal; Janeth Villanueva; Giovanna Osorio; Marisol Rebolledo; Luis Fernando Cárdenas

    2005-01-01

    Introducción. Colombia está expuesta todo el año a altos índices de radiación ultravioleta. Aunque aún no se cuenta con estadísticas precisas del cáncer cutáneo, se sabe que este problema es una causa frecuente de consulta, presentándose cada día en personas más jóvenes. Por esta razón, se realizó un trabajo de foto-educación en colegios de estrato socioeconómico 1 a 4 en Cali. Objetivo. Determinar el impacto de la foto-educación en los conocimientos y prácticas de fotoprotección en una pobla...

  4. CAUSAS DE DESERCIÓN EN INGRESANTES A LA FOLP

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    La deserción universitaria se ha convertido en problema estructural de la educación superior. En la FOLP se investigó esta problemática buscando identificar las posibles causas y a partir de los resultados, sugerir intervenciones para promover acciones específicas y disminuir el abandono universitario. Este trabajo se propuso caracterizar el comportamiento de la deserción, bajo la premisa de generar y proponer un seguimiento permanente que pudiese ser asumido por la administrac...

  5. Embolization of Isolated Lumbar Artery Injuries in Trauma Patients

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    Sofocleous, Constantinos T.; Hinrichs, Clay R.; Hubbi, Basil; Doddakashi, Satish; Bahramipour, Philip; Schubert, Johanna

    2005-01-01

    Purpose. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the angiographic findings and results of embolotherapy in the management of lumbar artery trauma. Methods. All patients with lumbar artery injury who underwent angiography and percutaneous embolization in a state trauma center within a 10-year period were retrospectively reviewed. Radiological information and procedural reports were reviewed to assess immediate angiographic findings and embolization results. Long-term clinical outcome was obtained by communication with the trauma physicians as well as with chart review. Results. In a 10-year period, 255 trauma patients underwent abdominal aortography. Eleven of these patients (three women and eight men) suffered a lumbar artery injury. Angiography demonstrated active extravasation (in nine) and/or pseudoaneurysm (in four). Successful selective embolization of abnormal vessel(s) was performed in all patients. Coils were used in six patients, particles in one and gelfoam in five patients. Complications included one retroperitoneal abscess, which was treated successfully. One patient returned for embolization of an adjacent lumbar artery due to late pseudoaneurysm formation. Conclusions. In hemodynamically stable patients, selective embolization is a safe and effective method for immediate control of active extravasation, as well as to prevent future hemorrhage from an injured lumbar artery

  6. Differences of Sagittal Lumbosacral Parameters between Patients with Lumbar Spondylolysis and Normal Adults.

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    Yin, Jin; Peng, Bao-Gan; Li, Yong-Chao; Zhang, Nai-Yang; Yang, Liang; Li, Duan-Ming

    2016-05-20

    Recent studies have suggested an association between elevated pelvic incidence (PI) and the development of lumbar spondylolysis. However, there is still lack of investigation for Han Chinese people concerning the normal range of spinopelvic parameters and relationship between abnormal sagittal parameters and lumbar diseases. The objective of the study was to investigate sagittal lumbosacral parameters of adult lumbar spondylolysis patients in Han Chinese population. A total of 52 adult patients with symptomatic lumbar spondylolysis treated in the General Hospital of Armed Police Force (Beijing, China) were identified as the spondylolysis group. All the 52 patients were divided into two subgroups, Subgroup A: 36 patients with simple lumbar spondylolysis, and Subgroup B: 16 patients with lumbar spondylolysis accompanying with mild lumbar spondylolisthesis (slip percentage spondylolysis group and the control group with independent-sample t- test. There were no statistically significant differences of all seven sagittal lumbosacral parameters between Subgroup A and Subgroup B. PI, PT, SS, and LL were higher (P spondylolysis group than those in the control group, but STA was lower (P spondylolysis group. Current study results suggest that increased PI and decreased STA may play important roles in the pathology of lumbar spondylolysis in Han Chinese population.

  7. Overload pain but root differentiation discomfort in the lumbar spine

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    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Lumbar pain syndromes of the spine can also be referred to as the pain of the cross. These ailments have now become epidemics of our time. In literature, these pain are referred to as localized ailments that are located in the lumbar, lumbosacral, and cross-iliac areas. Cross pains are a very general term because there are a multitude of factors that cause lumbar disc herniation. This problem poses great diagnostic difficulties. [4]. The nature of these ailments is often difficult to pinpoint by the patient, but it can be the pain that describes patients from blunt, piercing, biting, baking, to those that are termed cold feeling. Keep in mind that the location of the lumbar pain symptoms varies. Patients report pain that is located throughout the lumbar-sacral area or only on one side of the spine, or occurs only in the area of the hip joints. These complaints often radiate along the lower limb. They are often the result of a lack of proper spine prevention: they contribute to this poor body posture, improper sleep positioning, as well as lack of coping skills, as well as a bad diet. In daily life, it is important to remember to do your daily activities in the correct position as well as to use prevention to avoid pain in the lumbar area.

  8. Does change in isolated lumbar extensor muscle function correlate with good clinical outcome? A secondary analysis of data on change in isolated lumbar extension strength, pain, and disability in chronic low back pain.

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    Steele, James; Fisher, James; Perrin, Craig; Conway, Rebecca; Bruce-Low, Stewart; Smith, Dave

    2018-01-12

    Secondary analysis of data from studies utilising isolated lumbar extension exercise interventions for correlations among changes in isolated lumbar extension strength, pain, and disability. Studies reporting isolated lumbar extension strength changes were examined for inclusion criteria including: (1) participants with chronic low back pain, (2) intervention ≥ four weeks including isolated lumbar extension exercise, (3) outcome measures including isolated lumbar extension strength, pain (Visual Analogue Scale), and disability (Oswestry Disability Index). Six studies encompassing 281 participants were included. Correlations among change in isolated lumbar extension strength, pain, and disability. Participants were grouped as "met" or "not met" based on minimal clinically important changes and between groups comparisons conducted. Isolated lumbar extension strength and Visual Analogue Scale pooled analysis showed significant weak to moderate correlations (r = -0.391 to -0.539, all p Disability Index pooled analysis showed significant weak correlations (r = -0.349 to -0.470, all p disability, isolated lumbar extension strength changes were greater for those "met" compared with those "not met" (p disability. This study shows significant correlations between increases in isolated lumbar extension strength and reductions in pain and disability. Strengthening of the lumbar extensor musculature could be considered an important target for exercise interventions.

  9. AxiaLIF system: minimally invasive device for presacral lumbar interbody spinal fusion.

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    Rapp, Steven M; Miller, Larry E; Block, Jon E

    2011-01-01

    Lumbar fusion is commonly performed to alleviate chronic low back and leg pain secondary to disc degeneration, spondylolisthesis with or without concomitant lumbar spinal stenosis, or chronic lumbar instability. However, the risk of iatrogenic injury during traditional anterior, posterior, and transforaminal open fusion surgery is significant. The axial lumbar interbody fusion (AxiaLIF) system is a minimally invasive fusion device that accesses the lumbar (L4-S1) intervertebral disc spaces via a reproducible presacral approach that avoids critical neurovascular and musculoligamentous structures. Since the AxiaLIF system received marketing clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration in 2004, clinical studies of this device have reported high fusion rates without implant subsidence, significant improvements in pain and function, and low complication rates. This paper describes the design and approach of this lumbar fusion system, details the indications for use, and summarizes the clinical experience with the AxiaLIF system to date.

  10. Does team lifting increase the variability in peak lumbar compression in ironworkers?

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    Faber, Gert; Visser, Steven; van der Molen, Henk F; Kuijer, P Paul F M; Hoozemans, Marco J M; Van Dieën, Jaap H; Frings-Dresen, Monique H W

    2012-01-01

    Ironworkers frequently perform heavy lifting tasks in teams of two or four workers. Team lifting could potentially lead to a higher variation in peak lumbar compression forces than lifts performed by one worker, resulting in higher maximal peak lumbar compression forces. This study compared single-worker lifts (25-kg, iron bar) to two-worker lifts (50-kg, two iron bars) and to four-worker lifts (100-kg, iron lattice). Inverse dynamics was used to calculate peak lumbar compression forces. To assess the variability in peak lumbar loading, all three lifting tasks were performed six times. Results showed that the variability in peak lumbar loading was somewhat higher in the team lifts compared to the single-worker lifts. However, despite this increased variability, team lifts did not result in larger maximum peak lumbar compression forces. Therefore, it was concluded that, from a biomechanical point of view, team lifting does not result in an additional risk for low back complaints in ironworkers.

  11. Lumbar punction: comparison between an atraumatic and a traumatic punction needle

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    Tina Bregant

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: Lumbar puncture is a standardized, routine diagnostic procedure in the diagnosis of neurological diseases. Post-duarl puncture headache (PDPH is a common complication which occurs in 10 to 30 % of patients. Although the incidence of PDPH is much lower with the use of small, non-cutting needles, neurologists in Slovenia routinely use the classical traumatic spinal needles.Methods: In the article we provide an overview of a research concerned with the use of traumatic and atraumatic needles in the procedure with the emphasis on complications of the lumbar puncture. We present American and European recommendations for lumbar puncture procedure.Conclusions: International recommendations for neurologists advise the use of atraumatic spinal needles for lumbar puncture. We recommend to Slovenian neurologists to start using the atraumatic needles for elective lumbar punctures and hence provide neurological patients with better quality and cheaper long-term care.

  12. Valoración del raquis torácico, lumbar e inclinación pélvica en ciclistas de categoría élite y máster 30

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    Full Text Available El objetivo principal del estudio fue evaluar la disposición sagital del raquis torácico, lumbar e inclinación pélvica en bipedestación y sobre la bicicleta, en ciclistas de las categorías élite y máster 30. Un total de 45 ciclistas élite (media de edad: 22,71  ±  3,23 años y 45 ciclistas máster 30 (media de edad: 34,40  ±  2,87 años fueron evaluados con el sistema Spinal Mouse® en bipedestación y sobre la bicicleta en los diferentes agarres del manillar: transversal, de manetas y bajo. En bipedestación, los valores angulares medios para el raquis torácico, lumbar e inclinación pélvica fueron de 47,96  ±  7,23°; -27,62  ±  6,97° y 14,29  ±  5,49°; y de 47,82  ±  9,32°, –26,58°  ±  5,97° y 12,07  ±  4,77°, para los ciclistas élite y máster 30, respectivamente. En ambas categorías, se observó una elevada frecuencia de casos con hipercifosis torácica en bipedestación (57,80 % en élite y 53,40 % en máster 30. Sobre la bicicleta, los ciclistas élite y máster 30 mostraron una reducción significativa de la cifosis torácica con respecto a la bipedestación. En cuanto al raquis lumbar se dispuso en una postura de inversión. En conclusión, la frecuente hipercifosis torácica en bipedestación, en ambas categorías de ciclistas, podría estar más relacionada con otros factores que con la postura adoptada sobre la bicicleta.

  13. Medium-term effects of Dynesys dynamic stabilization versus posterior lumbar interbody fusion for treatment of multisegmental lumbar degenerative disease.

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    Wu, Haiting; Pang, Qingjiang; Jiang, Guoqiang

    2017-10-01

    Objective To compare the medium-term clinical and radiographic outcomes of Dynesys dynamic stabilization and posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) for treatment of multisegmental lumbar degenerative disease. Methods Fifty-seven patients with multisegmental lumbar degenerative disease underwent Dynesys stabilization (n = 26) or PLIF (n = 31) from December 2008 to February 2010. The mean follow-up period was 50.3 (range, 46-65) months. Clinical outcomes were evaluated using a visual analogue scale (VAS) and the Oswestry disability index (ODI). Radiographic evaluations included disc height and range of motion (ROM) of the operative segments and proximal adjacent segment on lumbar flexion-extension X-rays. The intervertebral disc signal change was defined by magnetic resonance imaging, and disc degeneration was classified by the Pfirrmann grade. Results The clinical outcomes including the VAS score and ODI were significantly improved in both groups at 3 months and the final follow-up, but the difference between the two was not significant. At the final follow-up, the disc height of stabilized segments in both groups was significantly increased; the increase was more notable in the Dynesys than PLIF group. The ROM of stabilized segments at the final follow-up decreased from 6.20° to 2.76° and 6.56° to 0.00° in the Dynesys and PLIF groups, respectively. There was no distinct change in the height of the proximal adjacent segment in the two groups. The ROM of the proximal adjacent segment in both groups increased significantly at the final follow-up; the change was significantly greater in the PLIF than Dynesys group. Only one case of adjacent segment degeneration occurred in the PLIF group, and this patient underwent a second operation. Conclusions Both Dynesys stabilization and PLIF can improve the clinical and radiographic outcomes of multisegmental lumbar degenerative disease. Compared with PLIF, Dynesys stabilization can maintain the mobility of the

  14. Is lumbar lordosis related to low back pain development during prolonged standing?

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    Sorensen, Christopher J; Norton, Barbara J; Callaghan, Jack P; Hwang, Ching-Ting; Van Dillen, Linda R

    2015-08-01

    An induced-pain paradigm has been used in back-healthy people to understand risk factors for developing low back pain during prolonged standing. The purposes of this study were to (1) compare baseline lumbar lordosis in back-healthy participants who do (Pain Developers) and do not (Non-Pain Developers) develop low back pain during 2 h of standing, and (2) examine the relationship between lumbar lordosis and low back pain intensity. Cross-sectional. First, participants stood while positions of markers placed superficial to the lumbar vertebrae were recorded using a motion capture system. Following collection of marker positions, participants stood for 2 h while performing light work tasks. At baseline and every 15 min during standing, participants rated their low back pain intensity on a visual analog scale. Lumbar lordosis was calculated using marker positions collected prior to the 2 h standing period. Lumbar lordosis was compared between pain developers and non-pain developers. In pain developers, the relationship between lumbar lordosis and maximum pain was examined. There were 24 (42%) pain developers and 33 (58%) non-pain developers. Lumbar lordosis was significantly larger in pain developers compared to non-pain developers (Mean difference = 4.4°; 95% Confidence Interval = 0.9° to 7.8°, Cohen's d = 0.7). The correlation coefficient between lumbar lordosis and maximum pain was 0.46 (P = 0.02). The results suggest that standing in more lumbar lordosis may be a risk factor for low back pain development during prolonged periods of standing. Identifying risk factors for low back pain development can inform preventative and early intervention strategies. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Dimensiones del trauma social en una población en situación de desplazamiento por conflicto armado : Estudio de caso en una comunidad desplazada en los años 2012 y 2013 a la ciudad de Medellín, Colombia

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    El objetivo del estudio fue caracterizar el trauma social en una población en situación de desplazamiento que llegó a la ciudad de Medellín a causa del conflicto armado en Colombia, utilizando como estrategia de análisis la teoría fundamentada y la perspectiva del interaccionismo simbólico. Los resultados revelan tres grandes categorías: El evento expulsor, las pérdidas y rupturas y el duelo. Las relaciones e interacciones entre estas categorías y sus respectivas subcategorías se articulan a ...

  16. [Efficacy of transforaminal lumbar epidural steroid injections in patients with lumbar radiculopathy].

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    Çetin, Mehmet Fatih; Karaman, Haktan; Ölmez Kavak, Gönül; Tüfek, Adnan; Baysal Yildirim, Zeynep

    2012-01-01

    This study looks into the efficacy and safety of the transforaminal lumbar epidural steroid injection (TLESI) applied to patients with radiculopathy due to lumbar disk herniation. The patients' files which were applied TLESI, were retrospectively scanned. Patients who did not respond to one-month conservative treatment and who were detected to have bulging or protruding lumbar disk herniation as a result of imaging methods were included in the study. All applications were performed with C-arm fluoroscopy under local anesthesia by outpatient method. In all cases, a mix of 80 mg triamsinolone and 0.25% bupivacaine, was transforaminally injected to the anterior epidural area. Initial VAS pain scores were compared with the values of the 1, 3 and 6th months after the application. Patient satisfaction was determined through scoring. Furthermore, early and late term complications were collected for evaluation. A total of 222 patients were administered TLESI 460 times (average: 2.1, repeat interval: 1-6 times). The applications were carried out most frequently at the levels of L4-L5 and L5-S1. While the initial VAS score average was 8.2±0.7, after TLESI, it was 5.0±1.6, 4.8±1.5 and 5.1±1.5 in the 1, 3 and 6th months, respectively. 63.9% of the patients (n=142) defined the treatment as 'good and excellent'. No major complications were experienced and the overall minor complication rate was 11.1%. It was seen that TLESI was an efficient and safe method in the short and medium term.

  17. El Mapa de la Incapacidad en España una necesidad urgente

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    Araceli López-Guillén García

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Es urgente adaptar los sistemas de recogida de datos en incapacidad laboral para conseguir una mejor explotación epidemiológica de los mismos que facilite conocer la situación, análisis y planificación estratégica sobre incapacidad, creando con una base de datos mínimos básicos el Mapa de la Incapacidad en España permitiendo conocer las causas y el impacto de las situaciones de incapacidad laboral, practicar una gestión integral de recursos, prevenir las situaciones de incapacidad laboral, potenciar los mecanismos de detección de la enfermedad y los aspectos preventivos de la salud laboral, mejorar la gestión sanitaria que precisa y la protección socio laboral. Conclusiones: Proponemos la base mínima de datos para la elaborar el Mapa de Incapacidad. Conociendo el impacto incapacitante de la pérdida de salud en la población trabajadora se procederá a una mejor gestión y adecuación de recursos atencionales, promocionales, preventivos, reintegradores, y prestacionales en torno a la incapacidad temporal y permanente. Conocer nuestra población "incapacitada (por enfermedad" es fundamental para cualquier análisis sobre impacto y necesidades de protección social, para contrastarla con la población activa, la población en formación o inactiva previa a la edad laboral, y la población inactiva jubilada.

  18. Mortalidade relacionada à asma no Município do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, no período de 2000-2009: análise de causas múltiplas Mortalidad relacionada con el asma en el Municipio de Río de Janeiro, Brasil, durante el período de 2000-2009: análisis de causas múltiples Asthma-related mortality in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2000-2009: a multicausal analysis

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    Gulnar Azevedo e Silva

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    Full Text Available O estudo das causas múltiplas de óbitos permite conhecer a extensão real das estatísticas de mortalidade. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar a tendência das taxas de mortalidade relacionada à asma, no Município do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, no período de 2000-2009, com dados obtidos no Sistema de Informações de Mortalidade (SIM, de indivíduos com um ano ou mais de idade, em que a asma foi mencionada em qualquer linha ou parte do atestado médico da declaração de óbito. Para análise de dados foi utilizada a técnica de regressão linear. A série histórica mostrou tendência ao declínio nas taxas de mortalidade padronizadas relacionada à asma como causa básica e múltipla, com redução entre os homens e estabilidade entre as mulheres. Quando a asma foi a causa básica, as causas associadas mais frequentes foram doenças do aparelho respiratório. A mortalidade relacionada à asma foi subestimada quando considerada apenas como causa básica, o que poderia ser evitado com a utilização da metodologia de causas múltiplas nas estatísticas de mortalidade por asma.El estudio de las causas múltiples de óbitos permite conocer la extensión real de las estadísticas de mortalidad. El objetivo de esta investigación fue evaluar la tendencia de las tasas de mortalidad, relacionada con el asma, en el municipio de Río de Janeiro, Brasil, en el período de 2000-2009, con los datos obtenidos en el Sistema de Información de Mortalidad (SIM, de individuos con un año o más de edad, en quienes el asma fue mencionada en cualquier línea o parte del certificado médico de defunción. Para el análisis de datos fue utilizada la técnica de regresión lineal. La serie histórica mostró una tendencia al declive en las tasas de mortalidad estandarizadas, relacionada con el asma como causa básica y múltiple, con reducción entre los hombres y estabilidad entre las mujeres. Cuando el asma fue la causa básica, las razones asociadas m

  19. AxiaLIF system: minimally invasive device for presacral lumbar interbody spinal fusion

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    Full Text Available Steven M Rapp1, Larry E Miller2,3, Jon E Block31Michigan Spine Institute, Waterford, MI, USA; 2Miller Scientific Consulting Inc, Biltmore Lake, NC, USA; 3Jon E. Block, Ph.D., Inc., San Francisco, CA, USAAbstract: Lumbar fusion is commonly performed to alleviate chronic low back and leg pain secondary to disc degeneration, spondylolisthesis with or without concomitant lumbar spinal stenosis, or chronic lumbar instability. However, the risk of iatrogenic injury during traditional anterior, posterior, and transforaminal open fusion surgery is significant. The axial lumbar interbody fusion (AxiaLIF system is a minimally invasive fusion device that accesses the lumbar (L4–S1 intervertebral disc spaces via a reproducible presacral approach that avoids critical neurovascular and musculoligamentous structures. Since the AxiaLIF system received marketing clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration in 2004, clinical studies of this device have reported high fusion rates without implant subsidence, significant improvements in pain and function, and low complication rates. This paper describes the design and approach of this lumbar fusion system, details the indications for use, and summarizes the clinical experience with the AxiaLIF system to date.Keywords: AxiaLIF, fusion, lumbar, minimally invasive, presacral

  20. Incidental durotomy in lumbar spine surgery - incidence, risk factors and management

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    Adam D.

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Incidental durotomy is a common complication of lumbar spine operations for degenerative disorders. Its incidence varies depending on several risk factors and regarding the intra and postoperative management, there is no consensus. Our objective was to report our experience with incidental durotomy in patients who were operated on for lumbar disc herniation, lumbar spinal stenosis and revision surgeries. Between 2009 and 2012, 1259 patients were operated on for degenerative lumbar disorders. For primary operations, the surgical approach was mino-open, interlamar, uni- or bilateral, as for recurrences, the removal of the compressive element was intended: the epidural scar and the disc fragment. 863 patients (67,7% were operated on for lumbar disc herniation, 344 patients (27,3% were operated on for lumbar spinal stenosis and 52 patients (5% were operated for recurrences. The operations were performed by neurosurgeons with the same professional degree but with different operative volume. Unintentional durotomy occurred in 20 (2,3% of the patients with herniated disc, in 14 (4,07% of the patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and in 12 (23% of the patients who were operated on for recurrences. The most frequent risk factors were: obesity, revised surgery and the physician’s low operative volume. Intraoperative dural fissures were repaired through suture (8 cases, by applying muscle, fat graft or by applying curaspon, tachosil. There existed 4 CSF fistulas which were repaired at reoperation. Incidental dural fissures during operations for degenerative lumbar disorders must be recognized and immediately repaired to prevent complications such as CSF fistula, osteodiscitis and increased medical costs. Preventing, identifying and treating unintentional durotomies can be best achieved by respecting a neat surgical technique and a standardized treatment protocol.

  1. Prevalencia de morbilidad osteomuscular en una empresa de servicios de seguridad electrónica en Bogotá, 2013

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    Introducción: actualmente los trastornos músculo esqueléticos (TME) han sido reconocidos como la principal causa de morbilidad en el trabajo, dado el porcentaje de ausentismo laboral que representa, generando reducción en la productividad de las industrias. Una visión general de la prevalencia en TME puede conducir a métodos de prevención de morbilidad adecuados para cada tipo de proceso, y así proporcionar un ambiente más seguro y confortable. Objetivo: determinar la prevalencia de sínto...

  2. Análisis sobre consumo de carne porcina en la Argentina : relevamiento sobre una población seleccionada

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    Marchese, Nicolás Gaspar; Alippe, María Victoria; Vieites, Carlos María; López, María Virginia; De Caro, Adriana E. J.

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    p.179-184 La carne porcina es la de mayor consumo en el mundo; en la Argentina tiene baja incidencia en el consumo total de carnes, especialmente en estado fresco. Se carece de antecedentes publicados para determinar las causas culturales y/o de información que provocan este comportamiento. Se realizó una encuesta de opinión sobre preferencias en el consumo de carnes, utilizando el Muestreo Aleatorio Estratificado con muestras de la población de la Facultad de Agronomía (UBA). No se observ...

  3. Congenital lumbar vertebrae agenesis in a lamb.

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    Farajli Abbasi, Mohammad; Shojaei, Bahador; Azari, Omid

    2017-01-01

    Congenital agenesis of lumbar vertebrae was diagnosed in a day-old female lamb based on radiology and clinical examinations. There was no neurological deficit in hindlimb and forelimb associated with standing disability. Radiography of the abdominal region revealed absence of lumbar vertebrae. Necropsy confirmed clinical and radiographic results. No other anomaly or agenesis was seen macroscopically in the abdominal and thoracic regions as well as vertebral column. Partial absence of vertebral column has been reported in human and different animal species, as an independent occurrence or associated with other organs anomalies. The latter has been designated as caudal regression syndrome. Vertebral agenesis may arise from irregularity in the differentiation of somites to the sclerotome or sclerotome to the vertebral primordium. Most of the previously reported cases of agenesis were related to the lumbosacral region, lonely or along with other visceral absences. This case was the first report of congenital agenesis of lumbar vertebrae in a lamb.

  4. Biomechanical implications of lumbar spinal ligament transection.

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    Von Forell, Gregory A; Bowden, Anton E

    2014-11-01

    Many lumbar spine surgeries either intentionally or inadvertently damage or transect spinal ligaments. The purpose of this work was to quantify the previously unknown biomechanical consequences of isolated spinal ligament transection on the remaining spinal ligaments (stress transfer), vertebrae (bone remodelling stimulus) and intervertebral discs (disc pressure) of the lumbar spine. A finite element model of the full lumbar spine was developed and validated against experimental data and tested in the primary modes of spinal motion in the intact condition. Once a ligament was removed, stress increased in the remaining spinal ligaments and changes occurred in vertebral strain energy, but disc pressure remained similar. All major biomechanical changes occurred at the same spinal level as the transected ligament, with minor changes at adjacent levels. This work demonstrates that iatrogenic damage to spinal ligaments disturbs the load sharing within the spinal ligament network and may induce significant clinically relevant changes in the spinal motion segment.

  5. Lower thoracic degenerative spondylithesis with concomitant lumbar spondylosis.

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    Hsieh, Po-Chuan; Lee, Shih-Tseng; Chen, Jyi-Feng

    2014-03-01

    Degenerative spondylolisthesis of the spine is less common in the lower thoracic region than in the lumbar and cervical regions. However, lower thoracic degenerative spondylolisthesis may develop secondary to intervertebral disc degeneration. Most of our patients are found to have concomitant lumbar spondylosis. By retrospective review of our cases, current diagnosis and treatments for this rare disease were discussed. We present a series of 5 patients who experienced low back pain, progressive numbness, weakness and even paraparesis. Initially, all of them were diagnosed with lumbar spondylosis at other clinics, and 1 patient had even received prior decompressive lumbar surgery. However, their symptoms continued to progress, even after conservative treatments or lumbar surgeries. These patients also showed wide-based gait, increased deep tendon reflex (DTR), and urinary difficulty. All these clinical presentations could not be explained solely by lumbar spondylosis. Thoracolumbar spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), neurophysiologic studies such as motor evoked potential (MEP) or somatosensory evoked potential (SSEP), and dynamic thoracolumbar lateral radiography were performed, and a final diagnosis of lower thoracic degenerative spondylolisthesis was made. Bilateral facet effusions, shown by hyperintense signals in T2 MRI sequence, were observed in all patients. Neurophysiologic studies revealed conduction defect of either MEP or SSEP. One patient refused surgical management because of personal reasons. However, with the use of thoracolumbar orthosis, his symptoms/signs stabilized, although partial lower leg myelopathy was present. The other patients received surgical decompression in association with fixation/fusion procedures performed for managing the thoracolumbar lesions. Three patients became symptom-free, whereas in 1 patient, paralysis set in before the operation; this patient was able to walk with assistance 6 months after surgical decompression

  6. Efficacy of different bone volume expanders for augmenting lumbar fusions.

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    Epstein, Nancy E

    2008-01-01

    A wide variety of bone volume expanders are being used in performing posterolateral lumbar noninstrumented and instrumented lumbar fusions. This article presents a review of their efficacy based on fusion rates, complications, and outcomes. Lumbar noninstrumented and instrumented fusions frequently use laminar autografts and different bone graft expanders. This review presents the utility of multiple forms/ratios of DBMs containing allografts. It also discusses the efficacy of artificial bone graft substitutes, including HA and B-TCP. Dynamic x-ray and/or CT examinations were used to document fusion in most series. Outcomes were variously assessed using Odom's criteria or different outcome questionnaires (Oswestry Questionnaire, SF-36, Dallas Pain Questionnaire, and/or Low Back Pain Rating Scale). Performing noninstrumented and instrumented lumbar posterolateral fusions resulted in comparable fusion rates in many series. Similar outcomes were also documented based on Odom's criteria or the multiple patient-based questionnaires. However, in some studies, the addition of spinal instrumentation increased the reoperation rate, operative time, blood loss, and cost. Various forms of DBMs, applied in different ratios to autografts, effectively supplemented spinal fusions in animal models and patient series. beta-Tricalcium phosphate, which is used to augment autograft fusions addressing idiopathic scoliosis or lumbar disease, also proved to be effective. Different types of bone volume expanders, including various forms of allograft-based DBMs, and artificial bone graft substitutes (HA and B-TCP) effectively promote posterolateral lumbar noninstrumented and instrumented fusions when added to autografts.

  7. Lumbar Nerve Root Occupancy in the Foramen in Achondroplasia

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    Modi, Hitesh N.; Song, Hae-Ryong; Yang, Jae Hyuk

    2008-01-01

    Lumbar stenosis is common in patients with achondroplasia because of narrowing of the neural canal. However, it is unclear what causes stenosis, narrowing of the central canal or foramina. We performed a morphometric analysis of the lumbar nerve roots and intervertebral foramen in 17 patients (170 nerve roots and foramina) with achondroplasia (eight symptomatic, nine asymptomatic) and compared the data with that from 20 (200 nerve roots and foramina) asymptomatic patients without achondroplasia presenting with low back pain without neurologic symptoms. The measurements were made on left and right parasagittal MRI scans of the lumbar spine. The foramen area and root area were reduced at all levels from L1 to L5 between the patients with achondroplasia (Groups I and II) and the nonachondroplasia group (Group III). The percentage of nerve root occupancy in the foramen between Group I and Group II as compared with the patients without achondroplasia was similar or lower. This implied the lumbar nerve root size in patients with achondroplasia was smaller than that of the normal population and thus there is no effective nerve root compression. Symptoms of lumbar stenosis in achondroplasia may be arising from the central canal secondary to degenerative disc disease rather than a true foraminal stenosis. Level of Evidence: Level I, prognostic study. See the Guidelines for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence. PMID:18259829

  8. Spinal CT scan, 2. Lumbar and sacral spines

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    Nakagawa, Hiroshi (Aichi Medical Univ., Aichi (Japan))

    1982-08-01

    Plain CT described fairly accurately the anatomy and lesions of the lumbar and sacral spines on their transverse sections. Since hernia of the intervertebral disc could be directly diagnosed by CT, indications of myelography could be restricted. Spinal-canal stenosis of the lumbar spine occurs because of various factors, and CT not only demonstrated the accurate size and morphology of bony canals, but also elucidated thickening of the joints and yellow ligament. CT was also useful for the diagnosis of tumors in the lumbar and sacral spines, visualizing the images of bone changes and soft tissues on the trasverse sections. But the diagnosis of intradural tumors required myelography and metrizamide CT. CT has become important for the diagnosis of spinal and spinal-cord diseases and for selection of the route of surgical arrival.

  9. El fraude fiscal en España. Una estimación con datos de contabilidad nacional

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    Pulido Alba, Emilio José

    2014-01-01

    [ES]Análisis del fraude fiscal en España atendiendo a tres pilares fundamentales: analizar las causas, proponer soluciones y cuantificar su magnitud. Todo el estudio culmina con el núcleo de la tesis cuyo objetivo es ofrecer una magnitud del fraude fiscal en los dos impuestos que más aportan a los ingresos tributarios, el IVA y el IRPF. Pretendemos ofrecer un índice de fraude fiscal lo más real posible para cada uno de estos dos impuestos y, para ello, la metodología a utilizar se basa en...

  10. Endoscopic anatomy and features of lumbar discectomy by Destandau technique

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    Keyvan Mostofi

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Minimally invasive spine surgery prevents alteration of paraspinal muscles and avoids traditional open surgery, so in the majority of cases, recovery is much quicker and patients have less back pain after surgery. The authors describe an endoscopic approach to lumbar disc herniation by the Destandau's method originated in Bordeaux. Destandau designed ENDOSPINE for discectomy will be inserted, and the procedure will continue using endoscopy. The Endoscopic approach to lumbar disc herniation by Destandau's method offers a convenient access to lumbar disc herniation with less complications and negligible morbidity. It gives maximum exposure to the disc space with maximal angles and minimal cutaneous incision. Contrary to other minimally invasive approaches, the visual field in discectomy by Destandau technique is broad and depending on the workability of ENDOSPINE an adequate access to lumbar disc herniation is possible.

  11. Los felinos: ¿Una alternativa en estudios de toxicología genética?

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    Ana Zamora-Perez

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available La prueba de micronúcleos (MN en sangre periférica es rápida, sencilla, económica y sirve para detectar genotóxicos ambientales. Los MN son fragmentos de cromosomas o cromosomas completos que por alguna causa quedan fuera del núcleo en mitosis, pero que incrementan significativamente cuando los organismos que los presentan de manera espontánea se exponen a genotóxicos. Por lo tanto, el requisito para que una especie pueda ser utilizada para esta prueba es que presente eritrocitos micronucleados espontáneos (EMNe, con lo que estas especies pueden ser potenciales bioindicadores de genotóxicos micronucleogénicos, con sólo una gota de su sangre. En el presente articulo es mostramos 9 especies de felinos que como característica general presentan EMNe. Del total de especies de felinos, el gato ha sido previamente probado, con resultados positivos y ya que también el león, yaguaroundi, lince, jaguar, puma, tigre de bengala, ocelote y leopardo presentan EMNe, esta familia puede ser propuesta como un grupo potencialmente adecuado para estudios de toxicogenética. En otras palabras, cada una de estas especies puede llegar a ser un modelo potencial para determinar exposición a genotóxicos en nuestro entorno, de una manera sencilla y rápida.

  12. SÍNDROME CORONARIO AGUDO DE CAUSA NO ATEROESCLERÓTICA / Acute coronary syndrome of non-atherosclerotic origin

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    Yuri Medrano Plana

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    Full Text Available Resumen La embolia coronaria es una causa poco frecuente de síndrome coronario agudo. Dentro de los varios tipos de material embólico se encuentra el de origen tumoral. Estos émbolos pueden ocasionar isquemia miocárdica de intensidad variable, desde angina de pecho hasta infarto agudo de miocardio o incluso, muerte súbita. Se presenta una mujer de 58 años de edad, que presentó episodios de angina inestable con cambios eléctricos sin factores de riesgo y sin antecedentes de cardiopatía isquémica, que en la coronariografía se demostró la presencia de arterias coronarias normales. El ecocardiograma transesofágico informó imagen ecogénica polilobulada y pediculada hacia la superficie septal de la aurícula izquierda (posible mixoma, sin observarse trombos en las cavidades cardíacas. La paciente fue operada (exéresis quirúrgica del tumor, evolucionó favorablemente y fue trasladada a su hospital de origen 72 horas después. / Abstract Coronary embolism is a rare cause of acute coronary syndrome. Among the various types of embolic material is that of tumoral origin. These emboli can cause myocardial ischemia of varying intensity, from angina to acute myocardial infarction or even sudden death. The case of a 58-year-old woman who presented unstable angina episodes with electrical changes with no risk factors and no history of ischemic heart disease is presented. By means of coronary angiography, the presence of normal coronary arteries was showed. Transesophageal echocardiography showed the echogenic polylobulated and pedicled image towards the septal surface of the left atrium (possible myxoma; thrombi in the cardiac chambers were not observed. The patient underwent surgery (surgical removal of the tumor, had a good progress and was transferred to her hospital of origin 72 hours later.

  13. Constipation after thoraco-lumbar fusion surgery.

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    Stienen, Martin N; Smoll, Nicolas R; Hildebrandt, Gerhard; Schaller, Karl; Tessitore, Enrico; Gautschi, Oliver P

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    Thoraco-lumbar posterior fusion surgery is a frequent procedure used for patients with spinal instability due to tumor, trauma or degenerative disease. In the perioperative phase, many patients may experience vomiting, bowel irritation, constipation, or may even show symptoms of adynamic ileus possibly due to immobilization and high doses of opioid analgesics and narcotics administered during and after surgery. Retrospective single-center study on patients undergoing thoraco-lumbar fusion surgery for degenerative lumbar spine disease with instability in 2012. Study groups were built according to presence/absence of postoperative constipation, with postoperative constipation being defined as no bowel movement on postoperative days 0-2. Ninety-nine patients (39 males, 60 females) with a mean age of 57.1 ± 17.3 years were analyzed, of which 44 patients with similar age, gender, BMI and ASA-grades showed constipation (44.4%). Occurrence of constipation was associated with longer mean operation times (247 ± 62 vs. 214 ± 71 min; p=0.012), higher estimated blood loss (545 ± 316 vs. 375 ± 332 ml; pconstipation. One patient with constipation developed a sonographically confirmed paralytic ileus. Patients with constipation showed a tendency toward longer postoperative hospitalization (7.6 vs. 6.7 days, p=0.136). The rate of constipation was high after thoraco-lumbar fusion surgery. Moreover, it was associated with longer surgery time, higher blood loss, and higher postoperative morphine doses. Further trials are needed to prove if the introduction of faster and less invasive surgery techniques may have a positive side effect on bowel movement after spine surgery as they may reduce operation times, blood loss and postoperative morphine use. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  14. Internacionalização e ativismo judicial: causas políticas e causas jurídicas na década de 90 e 2000 Internationalization and judicial ativism: political and legal causes in the 90' and 2000

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    Fabiano Engelmann

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    Full Text Available Pretende-se fornecer elementos para a análise da relação entre o fenômeno de internacionalização do direito e a emergência de advogados engajados na representação judicial de causas coletivas. São analisadas duas dimensões: a primeira expõe um panorama exploratório das causas coletivas no cenário nacional e internacional; a segunda aborda casos representativos de promoção de causas na década de 90 e 2000. Estas duas dimensões permitem avançar a hipótese de que a redemocratização política e a constituição de redes internacionais de circulação de causas políticas e jurídicas contribuem para a definição dos perfis de ativismo judicial.The article intends to supply with elements the analysis of the relation between the phenomenon of internationalization of Law and the emergency of lawyers engaged in the judicial representation of collective causes. Two dimensions are analyzed. A first one displays a exploratory panorama of the causes in the national and international scene. One second dimension of analysis approaches representative cases of promotion of causes in the decade of 90 and 2000. These two dimensions allow to advance the hypothesis of that the political redemocratization and the constitution of international nets of circulation of political and legal causes contribute for the definition of the profiles of judicial ativism.

  15. The role of high-fat diet in an APP/PS1 model of familial Alzheimer disease = Efecto de una dieta rica en grasas en ratones APP/PS1, modelo familiar de la enfermedad de Alzheimer

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    Petrov, Dmitry

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    La obesidad es una pandemia mundial, la cual según estudios recientes afecta a más de 2.000 millones de personas en todo el mundo y conlleva una fuerte presión de los sistemas sanitarios globales. El problema se ve aumentado no sólo por los costes directos asociados al sobrepeso, sino también por las comorbilidades relacionadas, entre ellas el incremento del riesgo de desarrollo de enfermedades neurodegenerativas, como por ejemplo la enfermedad de Alzheimer (EA), principal causa de demencia s...

  16. Imaging of the lumbar spine after diskectomy

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    Laredo, J.D.; Wybier, M.

    1995-01-01

    The radiological investigation of persistent or recurrent sciatica after lumbar diskectomy essentially consists of demonstrating recurrent disk herniation. Comparison between plain and contrast enhanced CT or MR examinations at the level of the diskectomy is the main step of the radiological survey. The meanings of the various radiological findings are discussed. Other lesions that may induce persistent sciatica after lumbar diskectomy include degenerative narrowing of the lateral recess, spinal instability, stress fracture of the remaining neural arch, pseudo-meningomyelocele after laminectomy. (authors). 34 refs., 5 tabs

  17. Evaluation of Coflex interspinous stabilization following decompression compared with decompression and posterior lumbar interbody fusion for the treatment of lumbar degenerative disease: A minimum 5-year follow-up study.

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    Yuan, Wei; Su, Qing-Jun; Liu, Tie; Yang, Jin-Cai; Kang, Nan; Guan, Li; Hai, Yong

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    Few studies have compared the clinical and radiological outcomes between Coflex interspinous stabilization and posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) for degenerative lumbar disease. We compared the at least 5-year clinical and radiological outcomes of Coflex stabilization and PLIF for lumbar degenerative disease. Eighty-seven consecutive patients with lumbar degenerative disease were retrospectively reviewed. Forty-two patients underwent decompression and Coflex interspinous stabilization (Coflex group), 45 patients underwent decompression and PLIF (PLIF group). Clinical and radiological outcomes were evaluated. Coflex subjects experienced less blood loss, shorter hospital stays and shorter operative time than PLIF (all pdisease was higher in the PLIF group, but this did not achieve statistical significance (11.1% vs. 4.8%, p=0.277). Both groups provided sustainable improved clinical outcomes for lumbar degenerative disease through at least 5-year follow-up. The Coflex group had significantly better early efficacy than the PLIF group. Coflex interspinous implantation after decompression is safe and effective for lumbar degenerative disease. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. Lumbar hernia - a case report and review of the literature

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    D'Ippolito, Giuseppe; Yonamine, Claudia

    1999-01-01

    The authors present a case of lumbar hernia of inferior right space (Petit's triangle), classified as acquired hernia and diagnosed by clinical history and computed tomography. Lumbar hernia are quite rare. Authors have done a literature review of this disease. (author)

  19. Iliac artery pseudoaneurysm after lumbar disc hernia operation

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    Mehmet Atay

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    Full Text Available Lumbar disc herniation surgery is usually performed through a posterior approach. Vascular injuries can be counted among the complications. 39 years old male patient had lower extremity pain which has started after lumbar disc herniation surgery and continued for a month. Iliac arterial pseudoaneurysm has been detected in computerized tomography. It was successfully treated with vascular surgery [Cukurova Med J 2016; 41(0.100: 5-7

  20. GEOPOLÍTICA Y MEDIO AMBIENTE: UNA MIRADA A LA PROBLEMÁTICA DE LOS DESPLAZADOS AMBIENTALES

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    Full Text Available Este artículo pretende brindar una noción de la condición de desplazado desde el punto de vista medio-ambiental, involucrando factores antropogénicos que ocasionan daños y perjuicios. Para tal fin, se realizó una revisión conceptual que abarca al desplazado ambiental como un problema global, destacando el régimen jurídico internacional que lo integra, y se acentúan como base los derechos humanos internacionales con el fin de entender el marco de la geopolítica ambiental en los aspectos económicos, culturales y ambientales como resultado de esta situación. Con esto, es comprensible que el deterioro ambiental es una de las principales causas del desplazamiento de las poblaciones que procuran asegurar su subsistencia, por ende, la ampliación del régimen jurídico podría garantizar la eficacia, en cuanto a la cooperación internacional se refiere, para acceder a medidas de acción ante los desastres de todo tipo, y se extendería el marco de la geopolítica ambiental en beneficio de las poblaciones desplazadas.

  1. Mortalidade por causas relacionadas ao aborto no Brasil: declínio e desigualdades espaciais

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    Bruno Gil de Carvalho Lima

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    Full Text Available Além de constituir causa freqüente de internamentos obstétricos em países pobres, o aborto representa a incapacidade do sistema público de saúde de prover informação suficiente sobre métodos contraceptivos para prevenir gestações em vez de interrompê-las. No Brasil, as altas taxas de utilização de serviços de saúde por abortamentos refletem as dificuldades persistentes de contracepção e planejamento familiar. Além disso, a mortalidade por aborto serve como indicador da qualidade dos procedimentos abortivos, um ponto importante num país onde tal prática é ilegal e, portanto, clandestinamente realizada. No presente estudo, analisamos as taxas de mortalidade por causas relacionadas ao aborto entre mulheres de 10 a 54 anos de idade, incluindo aquelas que morreram por abortamentos espontâneos e provocados, de 1980 a 1995, segundo região de residência. As informações utilizadas foram obtidas do banco de dados sobre mortalidade do Sistema Único de Saúde --Ministério da Saúde. Dados sobre população foram obtidos junto à Fundação Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística. Estudaram-se 2 602 óbitos. Do total de óbitos, 15% foram devidos a aborto retido, aborto espontâneo e aborto induzido com indicação legalmente admitida. Oitenta e cinco por cento dos óbitos foram causados por aborto induzido sem indicação legalmente admitida e por aborto sem causa especificada. Os coeficientes de mortalidade por causas relacionadas ao aborto têm decrescido continuamente no Brasil, mas tais avanços têm-se distribuído desigualmente no país. A região que apresentou a menor queda na taxa (38% em 15 anos foi o Nordeste. As mulheres que morreram por aborto tiveram uma média de idade decrescente no período estudado.

  2. Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy: Results of first 100 cases

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    Kanthila Mahesha

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    Full Text Available Background: Lumbar disc herniation is a major cause of back pain and sciatica. The surgical management of lumbar disc prolapse has evolved from exploratory laminectomy to percutaneous endoscopic discectomy. Percutaneous endoscopic discectomy is the least invasive procedure for lumbar disc prolapse. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical outcome, quality of life, neurologic function, and complications. Materials and Methods: One hundred patients with lumbar disc prolapse who were treated with percutaneous endoscopic discectomy from May 2012 to January 2014 were included in this retrospective study. Clinical followup was done at 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, and at yearly interval thereafter. The outcome was assessed using modified Macnab′s criteria, visual analog scale, and Oswestry Disability Index. Results: The mean followup period was 2 years (range 18 months - 3 years. Transforaminal approach was used in 84 patients, interlaminar approach in seven patients, and combined approach in nine patients. An excellent outcome was noted in ninety patients, good outcome in six patients, fair result in two patients, and poor result in two patients. Minor complications were seen in three patients, and two patients had recurrent disc prolapse. Mean hospital stay was 1.6 days. Conclusions: Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy is a safe and effective procedure in lumbar disc prolapse. It has the advantage that it can be performed on a day care basis under local anesthesia with shorter length of hospitalization and early return to work thus improving the quality of life earlier. The low complication rate makes it the future of disc surgery. Transforaminal approach alone is sufficient in majority of cases, although 16% of cases required either percutaneous interlaminar approach or combined approach. The procedure definitely has a learning curve, but it is acceptable with adequate preparations.

  3. Effect of Lumbar Lordosis on the Adjacent Segment in Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: A Finite Element Analysis.

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    Zhao, Xin; Du, Lin; Xie, Youzhuan; Zhao, Jie

    2018-06-01

    We used a finite element (FE) analysis to investigate the biomechanical changes caused by transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) at the L4-L5 level by lumbar lordosis (LL) degree. A lumbar FE model (L1-S5) was constructed based on computed tomography scans of a 30-year-old healthy male volunteer (pelvic incidence,= 50°; LL, 52°). We investigated the influence of LL on the biomechanical behavior of the lumbar spine after TLIF in L4-L5 fusion models with 57°, 52°, 47°, and 40° LL. The LL was defined as the angle between the superior end plate of L1 and the superior end plate of S1. A 150-N vertical axial preload was imposed on the superior surface of L3. A 10-N/m moment was simultaneously applied on the L3 superior surface along the radial direction to simulate the 4 basic physiologic motions of flexion, extension, lateral bending, and torsion in the numeric simulations. The range of motion (ROM) and intradiscal pressure (IDP) of L3-L4 were evaluated and compared in the simulated cases. In all motion patterns, the ROM and IDP were both increased after TLIF. In addition, the decrease in lordosis generally increased the ROM and IDP in all motion patterns. This FE analysis indicated that decreased spinal lordosis may evoke overstress of the adjacent segment and increase the risk of the pathologic development of adjacent segment degeneration; thus, adjacent segment degeneration should be considered when planning a spinal fusion procedure. Copyright © 2018. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  4. Risk factors for acute surgical site infections after lumbar surgery: a retrospective study.

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    Lai, Qi; Song, Quanwei; Guo, Runsheng; Bi, Haidi; Liu, Xuqiang; Yu, Xiaolong; Zhu, Jianghao; Dai, Min; Zhang, Bin

    2017-07-19

    Currently, many scholars are concerned about the treatment of postoperative infection; however, few have completed multivariate analyses to determine factors that contribute to the risk of infection. Therefore, we conducted a multivariate analysis of a retrospectively collected database to analyze the risk factors for acute surgical site infection following lumbar surgery, including fracture fixation, lumbar fusion, and minimally invasive lumbar surgery. We retrospectively reviewed data from patients who underwent lumbar surgery between 2014 and 2016, including lumbar fusion, internal fracture fixation, and minimally invasive surgery in our hospital's spinal surgery unit. Patient demographics, procedures, and wound infection rates were analyzed using descriptive statistics, and risk factors were analyzed using logistic regression analyses. Twenty-six patients (2.81%) experienced acute surgical site infection following lumbar surgery in our study. The patients' mean body mass index, smoking history, operative time, blood loss, draining time, and drainage volume in the acute surgical site infection group were significantly different from those in the non-acute surgical site infection group (p operative type in the acute surgical site infection group were significantly different than those in the non-acute surgical site infection group (p operative type, operative time, blood loss, and drainage time were independent predictors of acute surgical site infection following lumbar surgery. In order to reduce the risk of infection following lumbar surgery, patients should be evaluated for the risk factors noted above.

  5. Lumbar spine chordoma

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    M.A. Hatem, M.B.Ch.B, MRes, LMCC

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Chordoma is a rare tumor arising from notochord remnants in the spine. It is slow-growing, which makes it difficult to diagnose and difficult to follow up after treatment. Typically, it occurs in the base of the skull and sacrococcygeal spine; it rarely occurs in other parts of the spine. CT-guided biopsy of a suspicious mass enabled diagnosis of lumbar spine chordoma.

  6. Lumbar Lordosis of Spinal Stenosis Patients during Intraoperative Prone Positioning

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    Lee, Su-Keon; Song, Kyung-Sub; Park, Byung-Moon; Lim, Sang-Youn; Jang, Geun; Lee, Beom-Seok; Moon, Seong-Hwan; Lee, Hwan-Mo

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    Background To evaluate the effect of spondylolisthesis on lumbar lordosis on the OSI (Jackson; Orthopaedic Systems Inc.) frame. Restoration of lumbar lordosis is important for maintaining sagittal balance. Physiologic lumbar lordosis has to be gained by intraoperative prone positioning with a hip extension and posterior instrumentation technique. There are some debates about changing lumbar lordosis on the OSI frame after an intraoperative prone position. We evaluated the effect of spondylolisthesis on lumbar lordosis after an intraoperative prone position. Methods Sixty-seven patients, who underwent spinal fusion at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of Gwangmyeong Sungae Hospital between May 2007 and February 2012, were included in this study. The study compared lumbar lordosis on preoperative upright, intraoperative prone and postoperative upright lateral X-rays between the simple stenosis (SS) group and spondylolisthesis group. The average age of patients was 67.86 years old. The average preoperative lordosis was 43.5° (± 14.9°), average intraoperative lordosis was 48.8° (± 13.2°), average postoperative lordosis was 46.5° (± 16.1°) and the average change on the frame was 5.3° (± 10.6°). Results Among all patients, 24 patients were diagnosed with simple spinal stenosis, 43 patients with spondylolisthesis (29 degenerative spondylolisthesis and 14 isthmic spondylolisthesis). Between the SS group and spondylolisthesis group, preoperative lordosis, intraoperative lordosis and postoperative lordosis were significantly larger in the spondylolisthesis group. The ratio of patients with increased lordosis on the OSI frame compared to preoperative lordosis was significantly higher in the spondylolisthesis group. The risk of increased lordosis on frame was significantly higher in the spondylolisthesis group (odds ratio, 3.325; 95% confidence interval, 1.101 to 10.039; p = 0.033). Conclusions Intraoperative lumbar lordosis on the OSI frame with a prone

  7. Óbitos infantis evitáveis em Belo Horizonte: análise de concordância da causa básica, 2010-2011

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    Simone Passos de Castro e Santos

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumo Objetivos: analisar o perfil dos óbitos infantis evitáveis investigados e a concordância entre a causa básica da declaração de óbito (DO original e da DO após investigação. Métodos: estudo de base populacional com análise dos óbitos infantis e dos óbitos evitáveis investigados pelo Comitê de Prevenção de Óbitos de Belo Horizonte (CMPOFI, em 2010 e 2011. A DO após investigação baseou-se na análise dos dados ambulatorial, hospitalar e domiciliar realizada pelo CMPOFI. As causas de morte foram codificadas segundo a Classificação Estatística Internacional de Doenças e Problemas Relacionados à Saúde - 10º Revisão e a causa básica selecionada. A concordância entre a causa básica da DO original e da DO após investigação, analisada de acordo com lista reduzida de tabulação de causas de mortalidade infantil (LIR-MI, foi determinada pelo índice Kappa. Resultados: o Kappa foi fraco (K=0,389; IC95%: 0,192-05,76 quando avaliado pelos grupos da LIRMI. Houve mudanças relevantes na causa de óbito após investigação, com aumento da proporção de óbitos por asfixia, fatores maternos, infecções da criança, infecções perinatais, causas externas e morte súbita na infância. Conclusões: a investigação de óbitos possibilitou maior esclarecimento sobre as circunstâncias dos óbitos infantis evitáveis e a qualificação da causa básica, passos fundamentais para orientar as ações para sua prevenção.

  8. Confiabilidade da declaração de causa básica de mortes infantis em região metropolitana do sudeste do Brasil

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    Mendonça Elisabeth F.

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    Full Text Available A partir de dados coletados para um estudo sobre a mortalidade infantil na região metropolitana de Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil, foi selecionada uma amostra aleatória de óbitos infantis ocorridos em 1989, para avaliar a concordância da causa básica de morte registrada na declaração de óbito e a obtida após revisão detalhada do prontuário hospitalar da criança. Verificou-se que 11,7% dos óbitos neonatais não tiveram a causa básica registrada no atestado, confirmada pela investigação nos prontuários médicos (kappa = 0,61, o mesmo ocorrendo em 44,0% dos pós-neonatais (kappa = 0,47. Esta maior discordância no grupo pós-neonatal provavelmente se deveu a maior dificuldade de definição das causas contribuintes e da causa básica dos óbitos por diarréias, pneumonias e desnutrição, principais causas de mortalidade nesse grupo. Em relação aos óbitos por desnutrição e diarréia, observou-se associação entre ambas em 76,9% das vezes em que a diarréia foi selecionada como causa básica, mostrando que essas patologias podem ser destacadas como um mesmo grupamento em saúde pública. As discordâcias encontradas demonstram que os médicos ainda dão pouca importância ao seu papel como agentes geradores de informação de saúde. Os dados da declaração de óbito fornecem indicação razoável das principais causas de mortes infantis, principalmente quando se considera o grupamento diarréia-pneumonia-desnutrição, composto de patologias evitáveis e ainda de grande relevância como causa de mortalidade infantil na região.

  9. The Lumbar Lordosis in Males and Females, Revisited.

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    Ori Hay

    Full Text Available Whether differences exist in male and female lumbar lordosis has been debated by researchers who are divided as to the nature of variations in the spinal curve, their origin, reasoning, and implications from a morphological, functional and evolutionary perspective. Evaluation of the spinal curvature is constructive in understanding the evolution of the spine, as well as its pathology, planning of surgical procedures, monitoring its progression and treatment of spinal deformities. The aim of the current study was to revisit the nature of lumbar curve in males and females.Our new automated method uses CT imaging of the spine to measure lumbar curvature in males and females. The curves extracted from 158 individuals were based on the spinal canal, thus avoiding traditional pitfalls of using bone features for curve estimation. The model analysis was carried out on the entire curve, whereby both local and global descriptors were examined in a single framework. Six parameters were calculated: segment length, curve length, curvedness, lordosis peak location, lordosis cranial peak height, and lordosis caudal peak height.Compared to males, the female spine manifested a statistically significant greater curvature, a caudally located lordotic peak, and greater cranial peak height. As caudal peak height is similar for males and females, the illusion of deeper lordosis among females is due partially to the fact that the upper part of the female lumbar curve is positioned more dorsally (more backwardly inclined.Males and females manifest different lumbar curve shape, yet similar amount of inward curving (lordosis. The morphological characteristics of the female spine were probably developed to reduce stress on the vertebral elements during pregnancy and nursing.

  10. The Lumbar Lordosis in Males and Females, Revisited.

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    Hay, Ori; Dar, Gali; Abbas, Janan; Stein, Dan; May, Hila; Masharawi, Youssef; Peled, Nathan; Hershkovitz, Israel

    2015-01-01

    Whether differences exist in male and female lumbar lordosis has been debated by researchers who are divided as to the nature of variations in the spinal curve, their origin, reasoning, and implications from a morphological, functional and evolutionary perspective. Evaluation of the spinal curvature is constructive in understanding the evolution of the spine, as well as its pathology, planning of surgical procedures, monitoring its progression and treatment of spinal deformities. The aim of the current study was to revisit the nature of lumbar curve in males and females. Our new automated method uses CT imaging of the spine to measure lumbar curvature in males and females. The curves extracted from 158 individuals were based on the spinal canal, thus avoiding traditional pitfalls of using bone features for curve estimation. The model analysis was carried out on the entire curve, whereby both local and global descriptors were examined in a single framework. Six parameters were calculated: segment length, curve length, curvedness, lordosis peak location, lordosis cranial peak height, and lordosis caudal peak height. Compared to males, the female spine manifested a statistically significant greater curvature, a caudally located lordotic peak, and greater cranial peak height. As caudal peak height is similar for males and females, the illusion of deeper lordosis among females is due partially to the fact that the upper part of the female lumbar curve is positioned more dorsally (more backwardly inclined). Males and females manifest different lumbar curve shape, yet similar amount of inward curving (lordosis). The morphological characteristics of the female spine were probably developed to reduce stress on the vertebral elements during pregnancy and nursing.

  11. Radiographic comparison between male and female patients with lumbar spondylolysis.

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    Takao, Shoichiro; Sakai, Toshinori; Sairyo, Koichi; Kondo, Tadashi; Ueno, Junji; Yasui, Natsuo; Nishitani, Hiromu

    2010-02-01

    We studied the lumbar spines of 117 adults (39 women and 78 men) with spondylolysis unrelated to low back pain using multidetector computed tomography (CT). Of the 117 subjects with spondylolysis, including five with multiple-level spondylolysis, there were 124 vertebrae with spondylolysis. In adult lumbar spines with unilateral spondylolysis, there was no significant difference between the incidence of spondylolisthesis in female and male subjects. However, in those with bilateral spondylolysis, there was a significantly higher incidence of spondylolisthesis in female subjects (90.9%) than in males (66.2%). Furthermore, females with bilateral spondylolysis had significant more slippage than males. Lumbar index and lumbar lordosis were not significantly different between male and female subjects, and did not significantly correlate with slippage. In conclusion, to treat acute spondylolysis in adolescents, it is important to obtain bony union at least unilaterally, especially in female subjects, to prevent further slippage.

  12. Surgical management for lumbar disc herniation in pregnancy.

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    Kapetanakis, S; Giovannopoulou, E; Blontzos, N; Kazakos, G; Givissis, P

    2017-12-01

    Lumbar disc herniation is a common surgical spine pathology that may be presented during pregnancy. The state of pregnancy complicates the diagnosis and therapeutical management of this entity. Specific considerations rule the decision for surgical intervention, the optimal timing of it and the type of selected procedure in a pregnant patient, due to the potential risks for the fetus. In the last 30 years, evolution in the field of spine surgery has provided options other than open standard discectomy. The well-established concept of "minimal intervention" has led to the development of microdiscectomy and other innovative, full-endoscopic techniques for lumbar discectomy. The aim of the present study is to review the surgical management of lumbar disc herniation in pregnancy and investigate the potential role of minimally invasive spine surgery in this specific population. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  13. The values of MSCT multi-planar reconstruction in the diagnosis of lumbar spondylolysis

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    Tan Qixuan; Zhu Gangming; Qian Huirong; Zhong Sheng

    2007-01-01

    Objective: To study the reasonable schedule and diagnostic values of MSCT multi-planar reconstruction in patients with lumbar spondylolysis. Methods: Volume scan ranging from T12 to S1 was done in 540 cases suffered from backleg pain without definite trauma. The lumbar disc axial and whole lumbar axial, sagital, coronal images were reconstructed from raw data of MSCT. Results: Of the 540 cases, 54 spondylolysis in isthmus of lumbar pedicle were demonstrated in 29 ones (29/540, 5.37%). 20 cases were accompanied with spondylolisthesis. The sagital multi-planar reconstruction was the best way to reveal the fissures of spondylolysis and accompanying abnormalities. The detectable ratio of fissures in lumbar disc with axial, whole lumbar axial, sagital and coronal multi-planer reconstruction images were 7.41%, 100%, 100% and 51.85% respectively. Conclusions: MSCT sagital multi-planar reconstruction is the best images to reveal the fissures of spondylolysis. It should be taken as routine item in MSCT examination for the patients with lower back pain. (authors)

  14. Nutrición parenteral total en una paciente gestante con pancreatitis aguda e hipertrigliceridemia por déficit de lipoproteín lipasa

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    Contreras-Bolívar, Victoria; González-Molero, Inmaculada; Valdivieso, Pedro; Olveira, Gabriel

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    Presentamos un caso de pancreatitis aguda severa inducida por hipertrigliceridemia secundaria a déficit de lipoproteín lipasa (LPL) en una paciente gestante con diabetes gestacional, manejada inicialmente con dieta, siendo necesario posteriormente llevar a cabo medidas de soporte nutricional artificial: nutrición parenteral total. El déficit de LPL causa hipertrigliceridemia severa y, frecuentemente, pancreatitis aguda de repetición, situación de difícil manejo y de importante gravedad durant...

  15. Herpes zoster sciatica mimicking lumbar canal stenosis: a case report.

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    Koda, Masao; Mannoji, Chikato; Oikawa, Makiko; Murakami, Masazumi; Okamoto, Yuzuru; Kon, Tamiyo; Okawa, Akihiko; Ikeda, Osamu; Yamazaki, Masashi; Furuya, Takeo

    2015-07-29

    Symptom of herpes zoster is sometimes difficult to distinguish from sciatica induced by spinal diseases, including lumbar disc herniation and spinal canal stenosis. Here we report a case of sciatica mimicking lumbar canal stenosis. A 74-year-old Chinese male patient visited our hospital for left-sided sciatic pain upon standing or walking for 5 min of approximately 1 month's duration. At the first visit to our hospital, there were no skin lesions. A magnetic resonance imaging showed spinal canal stenosis between the 4th and 5th lumbar spine. Thus, we diagnosed the patient with sciatica induced by spinal canal stenosis. We considered decompression surgery for the stenosis of 4th and 5th lumbar spine because conservative therapy failed to relieve the patient's symptom. At that time, the patient complained of a skin rash involving his left foot for several days. A vesicular rash and erythema were observed on the dorsal and plantar surfaces of the great toe and lateral malleolus. The patient was diagnosed with herpes zoster in the left 5th lumbar spinal nerve area based on clinical findings, including the characteristics of the pain and vesicular rash and erythema in the 5th lumbar spinal dermatome. The patient was treated with famciclovir (1,500 mg/day) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. After 1 week of medication, the skin rash resolved and pain relief was obtained. In conclusion, spinal surgeons should keep in mind herpes zoster infection as one of the possible differential diagnoses of sciatica, even if there is no typical skin rash.

  16. De la bioética a la ecoética (Una reflexión desde el «Racionalismo dialéctico»

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    Luis Jair Gómez Giraldo

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available La «crisis ambiental», a causa de la novedad, tiene dos características muy importantes. De un lado está el lenguaje en dos perspectivas. En la apreciación de Gastón Bachelard, el problema de la diversidad de conceptualizaciones y teorizaciones al respecto, y del lado de Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen, la carencia de una clara certificación. La “Ética de la Tierra”, escrita por Aldo Leopold fue una primera aproximación a la configuración de un comportamiento ético referido a la problemática ambiental; luego vino la concepción bioética, que por carencia de su certificación, no logró una fundamentación operacional ni teórica adecuada. En este sentido se hace necesario clarificar muy bien el lenguaje para tener una expresión definida sobre esa crisis ambiental, la cual se ubica dentro de una temática que desborda el interés científico y se constituye en una preocupación política a todos los niveles. La otra característica es ser una temática claramente transdisciplinaria, lo que hace necesario avanzar sobre una buena fundamentación operacional y teórica para evitar discusiones sin un objeto claro de trabajo que conduzca a referentes distintos e indistinguibles.

  17. Diagnostic method for lumbar foraminal stenosis based on the clinical results of transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF). Utility of the foraminal stenosis score

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    Yamada, Katsutaka; Nakamura, Jun-ichiro; Mitsugi, Naoto; Sato, Masatsune; Saito, Tomoyuki

    2010-01-01

    In this study we analyzed 73 cases treated by transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) for lumbar foraminal stenosis or central canal stenosis and foraminal stenosis, and based on the perioperative findings and outcome of treatment, we considered the diagnostic procedure for lumbar foraminal stenosis in the future. In 25 cases (34.2%) cases there was actually no clear perioperative evidence of foraminal stenosis. We compared the preoperative clinical and imaging findings in the group with perioperative findings and the group without perioperative findings performed a multiple logistic regression analysis to identify factors associated with foraminal stenosis. We also calculated the odds ratio for the perioperative findings and proposed a foraminal stenosis scoring system. (author)

  18. Sagittal lumbar and pelvic alignment in the standing and sitting positions.

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    Endo, Kenji; Suzuki, Hidekazu; Nishimura, Hirosuke; Tanaka, Hidetoshi; Shishido, Takaaki; Yamamoto, Kengo

    2012-11-01

    The sitting position has become the most common posture in today's workplace. In relation to this position, kinematic analysis of the lumbar spine is helpful in understanding the causes of low back pain and its prevention. In this study, we investigated the relationship between sagittal lumbar alignment and pelvic alignment in the standing and sitting positions for 50 healthy adults. Lumbar lordotic angle (LLA), sacral slope (SS), pelvic tilt (PT), and pelvic incidence (PI) were measured on lateral lumbar spine standing and sitting radiographs. Regarding changes from the standing to sitting positions, average LLA, SS, and PT were -16.6° (-49.8 %), -18.7° (-50.3 %), and 18.3° (284.8 %), respectively (P position, lumbar lordosis was reduced and pelvic rotation became posterior. This study showed that LLA decreased by approximately 50 % and PT increased by approximately 25 % in the sitting position compared with the standing position. No significant gender differences were observed for LLA, SS, and PT in the standing position. In the sitting position, however, LLA and SS were markedly larger for women.

  19. Technological advances and changing indications for lumbar puncture in neurological disorders.

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    Costerus, Joost M; Brouwer, Matthijs C; van de Beek, Diederik

    2018-03-01

    Technological advances have changed the indications for and the way in which lumbar puncture is done. Suspected CNS infection remains the most common indication for lumbar puncture, but new molecular techniques have broadened CSF analysis indications, such as the determination of neuronal autoantibodies in autoimmune encephalitis. New screening techniques have increased sensitvity for pathogen detection and can be used to identify pathogens that were previously unknown to cause CNS infections. Evidence suggests that potential treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, will rely on early detection of the disease with the use of CSF biomarkers. In addition to being used as a diagnostic tool, lumbar puncture can also be used to administer intrathecal treatments as shown by studies of antisense oligonucleotides in patients with spinal muscular atrophy. Lumbar puncture is generally a safe procedure but complications can occur, ranging from minor (eg, back pain) to potentially devastating (eg, cerebral herniation). Evidence that an atraumatic needle tip design reduces complications of lumbar puncture is compelling, and reinforces the need to change clinical practice. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  20. [Operative treatment of degenerative diseases of the lumbar spine].

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    Czabanka, M; Thomé, C; Ringel, F; Meyer, B; Eicker, S-O; Rohde, V; Stoffel, M; Vajkoczy, P

    2018-04-20

    Degenerative diseases of the lumbar spine and associated lower back pain represent a major epidemiological and health-related economic challenge. A distinction is made between specific and unspecific lower back pain. In specific lower back pain lumbar disc herniation and spinal canal stenosis with or without associated segment instability are among the most frequent pathologies. Diverse conservative and operative strategies for treatment of these diseases are available. The aim of this article is to present an overview of current data and an evidence-based assessment of the possible forms of treatment. An extensive literature search was carried out via Medline plus an additional evaluation of the authors' personal experiences. Conservative and surgical treatment represent efficient treatment options for degenerative diseases of the lumbar spine. Surgical treatment of lumbar disc herniation shows slight advantages compared to conservative treatment consisting of faster recovery of neurological deficits and a faster restitution of pain control. Surgical decompression is superior to conservative measures for the treatment of spinal canal stenosis and degenerative spondylolisthesis. In this scenario conservative treatment represents an important supporting measure for surgical treatment in order to improve the mobility of patients and the outcome of surgical treatment. The treatment of specific lower back pain due to degenerative lumbar pathologies represents an interdisciplinary challenge, requiring both conservative and surgical treatment strategies in a synergistic treatment concept in order to achieve the best results for patients.

  1. Complications of lumbar puncture in a child treated for leukaemia

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    Staebler, Melanie; Delpierre, Isabelle; Damry, Nash; Christophe, Catherine; Azzi, Nadira; Sekhara, Tayeb

    2005-01-01

    Lumbar puncture may lead to neurological complications. These include intracranial hypotension, cervical epidural haematomas, and cranial and lumbar subdural haematomas. MRI is the modality of choice to diagnose these complications. This report documents MRI findings of such complications in a child treated for leukaemia. (orig.)

  2. Internacionalização e ativismo judicial: causas políticas e causas jurídicas nas décadas de 1990 e 2000 International and judicial activism: political and juridical causes in 1990 and 2000’s

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    Fabiano Engelmann

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Pretende-se fornecer elementos para a análise da relação entre o fenômeno de internacionalização do direito e a emergência de advogados engajados na representação judicial de causas coletivas. São analisadas duas dimensões: uma primeira expõe um panorama exploratório das causas coletivas no cenário nacional e internacional. Uma segunda dimensão de análise aborda casos representativos de promoção de causas nas décadas de 1990 e 2000. Estas duas dimensões permitem avançar a hipótese de que a redemocratização política e a constituição de redes internacionais de circulação de causas políticas e jurídicas contribuem para a definição dos perfis de ativismo judicial.The article intends to supply with elements the analysis of the relation between the phenomenon of internationalization of Law and the emergency of lawyers engaged in the judicial representation of collective causes. Two dimensions are analyzed: a first one displays a exploratory panorama of the causes in the national and international scene. One second dimension of analysis approaches representative cases of promotion of causes in the decades of 1990 and 2000. These two dimensions allow to advance the hypothesis of that the political redemocratization and the constitution of international nets of circulation of political and legal causes contribute for the definition of the profiles of judicial activism.

  3. Reconstrucción narrativa de una experiencia de hospitalización

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    Santa Parrello

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Al integrar la perspectiva más reciente de la Psicología de la salud con la Psicología cultural, este trabajo indaga, por medio de una entrevista narrativa, los relatos de N = 40 personas (11 M y 29 F, entre 20-60 años que han vivido una hospitalización por causa de un accidente o una enfermedad. Se parte de la hipótesis de que el hospital es una institución y un lugar físico impregnado de significados culturales y de vivencias emocionales personales. El objetivo consistió en explorar las modalidades con las cuales las y los participantes reconstruyeron narrativamente su experiencia hospitalaria y cómo se valoraron así mismos y a los otros en términos de recursos y vínculos. El corpus de las 40 entrevistas fue sometido a un análisis estadístico lexical por medio del software ALCESTE (Reinert, 1993, con el resultado de tres clases de discurso: (1 Solicitud de apoyo social, (2 el hospital como lugar de miedo e incertidumbre y (3 el hospital narrado con terminología médica. El análisis factorial de las correspondencias extrajo dos factores: el primero denominado “gravedad de la hospitalización” (polaridad mayor/menor y el segundo denominado “focus de la narración” (polaridad interno/externo. Se concluye que el hospital, aunque se concibe como una institución que ayuda a sanar, interrumpe la rutina diaria, produce aislamiento y provoca miedo. Este tipo de estudio puede contribuir a poner de manifiesto aspectos psicológicos en el proceso salud-enfermedad que sirvan como puente de comunicación con el personal sanitario.

  4. Hip and pelvis diseases on lumbar AP radiographs including both hip joints

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    Lim, Hyun Soo; Juhng, Seon Kwan; Kim, Eun A; Kim, Jeong Ho; Song, Ha Heon; Shim, Dae Moo [Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan (Korea, Republic of)

    2002-12-01

    To determine the frequency of disease, and to evaluate the methods used for lumbar spine radiography in Korea. Sixty university and training hospitals were randomly selected and asked to describe the projections, film size and radiographic techniques employed for routine radiography in patients with suspected disease of the lumbar spine. Plain radiographs of 1215 patients, taken using 14x17 inch film and depicting both hip joints and the lumbar region, were analysed between March 1999 and February 2000. In 15 patients (1.2%), the radiographs revealed hip or pelvic lesion, confirmed as follows: avascular necrosis of the femoral head (n=11, with bilateral lesion in four cases); sustained ankylosing spondylitis (n=2); acetabular dysplasia (n=1); and insufficiency fracture of the pubic rami secondary to osteoporosis (n=1). In 11 or the 20 hospitals which responded, 14{sup x}17{sup f}ilm was being used for lumbar radiography, while in the other nine, film size was smaller. Plain radiography of the lumbar spine including both hip joints, may be a useful way to simultaneously evaluate lesions not only of the lumbar spine but also of the hip and/or pelvis.

  5. The geometric curvature of the lumbar spine during restricted and unrestricted squats.

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    Hebling Campos, Mário; Furtado Alaman, Laizi I; Seffrin-Neto, Aldo A; Vieira, Carlos A; Costa de Paula, Marcelo; Barbosa de Lira, Claudio A

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    The main purpose of this study was to analyze the behavior of the geometric curvature of the lumbar spine during restricted and unrestricted squats, using a novel investigative method. The rationale for our hypothesis is that the lumbar curvature has different patterns at different spine levels depending on the squat technique used. Spine motion was collected via stereo-photogrammetric analysis in nineteen participants (11 males, 8 females). The reconstructed spine points at the upright neutral position and at the deepest position of the squat exercise were projected onto the sagittal plane of the trunk, a polynomial was fitted to the data, and were quantified the two-dimensional geometric curvature at lower, central and higher lumbar levels, besides the inclination of trunk and lumbosacral region, the overall geometric curvature and overall angle of the lumbar spine. The mean values for each variable were analysed with paired t-test (Psquat techniques and these effects are also reduced in unrestricted squats. The data collected in the study are evidence that during barbell squats the lumbar curvature has different patterns at different spinal levels depending on the exercise technique. The lower lumbar spine appears to be less overloaded during unrestricted squats.

  6. CHANGES IN RADIOGRAPHIC PARAMETERS AFTER MINIMALLY INVASIVE LUMBAR INTERBODY FUSION

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    Emiliano Vialle

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective : This study aims to evaluate changes in lumbosacral parameters after minimally invasive lumbar interbody fusion. The secondary aim was to evaluate whether interbody cage shape (crescent shaped or rectangular would influence the results. Method : Retrospective analysis of 70 patients who underwent one or two level lumbar interbody fusion through a minimally invasive posterolateral approach. This included midline preservation and unilateral facetectomy. Pre- and postoperative (three to six months postoperative radiographs were used for measuring lumbar lordosis (LL, segmental lordosis (SL at the level of interbody fusion, and sacral slope (SS. Further analyses divided the patients into Roussouly lumbar subgroups. Results : LL was significantly reduced after surgery (59o:39o, p=0.001 as well as the SS (33.8o:31.2o, p=0.05. SL did not change significantly (11.4:11.06, p=0.85. There were no significant differences when comparing patients who received crescent shaped cage (n=27 and rectangular cage (n=43. Hypolordotic patients (Roussouly types 1 and 2 had radiographic improvement in comparison to normolordotic and hyperlordotic groups (types 3 and 4. Conclusion : Minimally invasive lumbar interbody fusion caused reduction in lumbosacral parameters. Cage shape had no influence on the results.

  7. Design of three-dimensional visualization based on the posterior lumbar pedicle screw fixation

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    Kai XU

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective To establish a three-dimensional visualization model of posterior lumbar pedicle screw fixation.Methods A patient with lumbar intervertebral disc hernia and another patient with compression fracture of lumbar vertebra were involved in the present study.Both patients underwent multi-slice spiral CT scan before and after lumbar pedicle screw fixation.The degree of preoperative vertebral compression,vertebral morphology before and after surgery,postoperative pedicle screw position,and decompression effects were observed.The original data of the multi-slice spiral CT were inputted into the computer.The three-dimensional reconstructed images of the lumbar and implanted screws were obtained using the software Amira 4.1 to show the three-dimensional shape of the lumbar vertebrae before and after surgery and the location of the implanted screws.Results The morphology and structure of the lumbar vertebrae before and after surgery and of the implanted screws were reconstructed using the digital navigation platform.The reconstructed 3D images could be displayed in multicolor,transparent,or arbitrary combinations.In the 3D surface reconstruction images,the location and structure of the implanted screws could be clearly observed,and the decompression of the spinal cord or nerve roots and the severity of the fracture and the compression of lumbar vertebrae could be fully evaluated.The reconstructed images before operation revealed the position of the vertebral pedicles and provided reference for intraoperative localization.Conclusions The three-dimensional computerized reconstructions of lumbar pedicle screw fixation may be valuable in basic research,clinical experiment,and surgical planning.The software Amira is one of the bases of three-dimensional reconstruction.

  8. Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion versus posterolateral fusion in degenerative lumbar spondylosis

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    Zhang, Bin-Fei; Ge, Chao-Yuan; Zheng, Bo-Long; Hao, Ding-Jun

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) versus posterolateral fusion (PLF) in degenerative lumbar spondylosis. Methods: A systematic literature review was performed to obtain randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies (OSs) of TLIF and PLF for degenerative lumbar spondylosis. Trials performed before November 2015 were retrieved from the Medline, EMBASE, Cochrane library, and Chinese databases. Data extraction and quality evaluation of the trials were performed independently by 2 investigators. A meta-analysis was performed using STATA version 12.0. Results: Two RCTs and 5 OSs of 630 patients were included. Of these subjects, 325 were in the TLIF and 305 were in the PLF group. Results showed that TLIF did not increase the fusion rate based on RCTs (relative risk [RR] = 1.06; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.95–1.18; P = 0.321), but increased it based on OSs (RR = 1.14; 95% CI: 1.07–1.23; P = 0.000) and overall (RR = 1.11; 95% CI: 1.05–1.18; P = 0.001) as compared with PLF. TLIF was able to improve the clinical outcomes based on 1 RCT (RR = 1.33; 95% CI: 1.11–1.59, P = 0.002) and overall (RR = 1.19; 95% CI: 1.07–1.33; P = 0.001), but not based on OSs (RR = 1.11; 95% CI: 0.97–1.27; P = 0.129) as compared with PLF. There were no differences between TLIF and PLF in terms of visual analogue scale, Oswestry Disability Index, reoperation, complications, duration of surgical procedure, blood loss, and hospitalization. Conclusions: In conclusion, evidence is not sufficient to support that TLIF provides higher fusion rate than PLF, and this poor evidence indicates that TLIF might improve only clinical outcomes. Higher quality, multicenter RCTs are needed to better define the role of TLIF and PLF. PMID:27749558

  9. ¿ES LA ENDOSIMBIOSIS SERIADA UNA ALTERNATIVA A LA TEORÍA SINTÉTICA DE LA EVOLUCIÓN? IMPLICACIONES EPISTEMOLÓGICAS Y DIDÁCTICAS (Pag:67-79

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    German Alberto Chavez

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    Full Text Available A través de una revisión histórico-epistemológica de algunos de los aspectos más relevantes de la teoría sintética de la evolución (TSE y de la teoría de la endosimbiosis seriada (TES, el presente ensayo pretende mostrar las principales diferencias epistemológicas y conceptuales de ambas teorías, llegando a la conclusión de que muy posiblemente la teoría de la endosimbiosis seriada que explica el origen de la célula eucariota, como también de otros organismos, podría ser una alternativa a la teoría sintética de la evolución, esto en virtud de que la TES difiere radicalmente en dos de los presupuestos conceptuales y epistemológicos fundamentales de la TSE, como son la evolución de una manera gradualista y la selección natural como principal motor evolutivo. En cuanto al primer aspecto, la TES propone que los cambios evolutivos importantes en eventos claves de la evolución biológica, como la aparición de la célula eucariota, se han dado de una manera no gradual y más acorde con un modelo de evolución biológica a saltos. En cuanto al segundo aspecto, es decir la preponderancia de la selección natural en el proceso evolutivo, la TES propone que esta solo juega un papel de ajuste fino de los organismos a su ambiente, sin que la selección natural llegue a ser la causa principal del origen de nuevas especies. En su lugar la TES propone la simbiosis como una posible causa del origen de nuevas especies. Igualmente, este ensayo propone que reconocer estos debates conceptuales y epistemológicos es clave en los procesos de enseñanza-aprendizaje de la biología en general y de la evolución biológica en particular, en pos de superar una enseñanza de la biología que, de una manera sesgada y hegemónica, solo tenga en cuenta los presupuestos conceptuales y epistemológicos del neodarwinismo.

  10. Cancer en Chile y el mundo: Una mirada epidemiologica, presente y futuro

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    G. Laura Itriago, Dra.; Dr. I. Nicolas Silva; F. Giovanna Cortes, Eu.

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    El cáncer es una de las principales causas de muerte a nivel mundial. En 2008 hubo 12.7 millones de casos y 7,6 millones de muertes por cáncer (GLOBOCAN); 56% de los casos y 64% de las muertes ocurrió en países en vías de desarrollo. En los países desarrollados, el cáncer de pulmón, mama, colorectal y próstata representan el 46% del total de la carga por cáncer; en los países en vías de desarrollo: sarcoma de Kaposi, cáncer cérvico uterino, cáncer hepático, gástrico y de esófago representan e...

  11. Condiciones de trabajo y salud de una universidad venezolana

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    Rojas-Martini Maritza

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Identificar los procesos peligrosos a los que están expuestos los trabajadores de una universidad venezolana como consecuencia de sus actividades laborales. Material y métodos. Se realizó un diagnóstico de las condiciones de exposición laboral de los trabajadores de una universidad venezolana (UN, de sus potenciales procesos peligrosos (PP y de sus causas, mediante un estudio de corte transversal, efectuado en 1999. Se estudiaron 90 trabajadores de uno u otro sexo, pertenecientes a 24 áreas clasificadas como críticas por las autoridades de la UN. Se aplicaron una encuesta de área y una personal. En ésta, se investigaron características demográficas, historia clínica ocupacional, procesos peligrosos ocupacionales, uso de equipos de protección personal (EPP, conocimiento de riesgos laborales y hábitos. Se practicaron exámenes clínico-toxicológicos, entre otros. Se identificaron los principales PP químicos, físicos, biológicos, mecánicos, ergonómicos y psicosociales y el grado de riesgo (GR por cada área. Se aplicaron medidas de tendencia central y de dispersión, así como también medidas de asociación y significancia estadística, pertinentes a cada caso. Resultados. Se obtuvo una correlación positiva, significativa entre la antigüedad en la UN y el número de signos y síntomas referidos por los trabajadores, pero no entre estos últimos y la edad o el sexo. Los síntomas en su mayoría resultaron no específicos. Conclusiones. En la UN se presentan variados procesos potencialmente peligrosos en las diferentes áreas laborales debido a las características inherentes a su misión. Se hacen las recomendaciones pertinentes para instaurar programas que den prioridad a las acciones preventivas, que lleven registros adecuados sobre siniestralidad laboral, morbilidad y mortalidad, y que permitan la detección temprana de enfermedades y accidentes ocupacionales.

  12. Multilevel Contiguous Osteoporotic Lumbar Compression Fractures: The Relationship of Scoliosis to the Development of Cascading Fractures.

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    Sabo, Alex; Hatgis, Jesse; Granville, Michelle; Jacobson, Robert E

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    Osteoporotic patients can present with either single or multiple fractures secondary to repeated falls and progressive osteoporosis. Multiple fractures often lead to additional spinal deformity and are a sign of more severe osteoporosis. In the thoracic spine, multiple fractures are associated with the development of gradual thoracic kyphosis but neurologic deficits are uncommon. In the lumbar spine, patients with multiple lumbar fractures have more constant lumbar pain, may have symptoms related to concurrent lumbar stenosis or degenerative scoliosis, and may present with radiculopathy, especially with fractures at L4 and L5. In a review of a series of patients with recurrent multiple lumbar fractures or 'cascading' fractures, it was found that all the patients were female, had severe osteoporosis, often untreated, had a previous history of multiple previous thoracic and lumbar fractures, and all had associated scoliotic spinal deformities ranging from 6 o to 50 o . It was found that if the curve progressed and the greater the degree of curvature, the more frequently subsequent multiple fractures developed, leading to recurrent acute episodes of pain. Forty percent also had additional sacral insufficiency fractures, an unusually high percentage. Biomechanically, the lumbar spine is both more mobile and supports a larger portion of the spinal load compared to the thoracic spine. The existence or worsening of a lumbar spinal deformity from degenerative lumbar scoliosis shifts the mechanical forces more to one side on already weakened osteoporotic lumbar vertebrae and sacrum, leading to an increased incidence of these fractures. Because of the chronic and uneven lower lumbar spinal load with severe vertebral osteoporosis in certain patients with repeat lumbar fractures and worsening degenerative lumbar scoliosis, there may be a rationale to add preventive vertebroplasty at adjacent vertebral endplates when treating acute recurrent lumbar fractures to decrease the

  13. The treatment of lumbar disc herniation: a comparison between percutaneous lumbar diskectomy combined with ozone and percutaneous lumbar diskectomy combined with collagenase

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    Zhong Liming; Wei Xin; Hu Hong; You Jian; Zhao Xiaowei; Hu Kongqiong

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the short-term curative effect and the incidence of postoperative adverse events of percutaneous lumbar diskectomy (PLD) combined with ozone or PLD combined with collagenase in treating lumbar disk herniation. Methods: A total of 223 patients with lumbar disk herniation were enrolled in this study. Patients in the study group (n=108) were treated with PLD combined with ozone, while patients in the control group (n=115) were treated with PLD combined with collagenase. The short-term effectiveness and the incidence of postoperative adverse events were documented. The results were analyzed and compared between the two groups. Results: In the study group, the excellent and good therapeutic results were achieved in 85.18% of the patients (n=92) and the occurrence of adverse events was 5.56%, while in the control group, the excellent and good therapeutic results were achieved in 80.00% of the patients (n=92) and the occurrence of adverse events was 13.04%. No significant difference in the short-term effectiveness existed between the two groups (Pearson Chi-Square =1.038, P=0.308). And the difference in the occurrence of postoperative adverse events was not significant between the two groups (Pearson Chi-Square =3.661, P=0.056). No disc infection occurred in the study group. Conclusion: The short-term curative effect of PLD combined with ozone is not significantly different from that of PLD combined with collagenase. In order to maintain decompression within the disc for a long period and to reduce the incidence of postoperative adverse events PLD combined with ozone ablation is an effective complementary treatment. (authors)

  14. Myelography, CT and MRI in leukaemic infiltration of the lumbar theca

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    Shen, W.C.; Lee, S.K.; Ho, Y.J.; Lee, K.R.

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    A 25-year-old woman with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, while in remission, developed paraparesis, with faecal and urinary incontinence. CT demonstrated increased density of the lumbar theca and enlargement of the nerve roots. Myelography showed complete obstruction below the L3 level. MRI showed increased signal intensity in the lumbar sac on T1 weighting, and the cauda equina enhanced with gadolinium-DTPA. Lymphoblasts were seen in the lumbar spinal fluid. After chemoterhapy, these abnormalities resolved, as did the paraparesis and incontinence. (orig.)

  15. Una causa infrecuente de convulsión hipocalcémica: raquitismo congénito. Caso clínico

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    La deficiencia de vitamina D y el raquitismo son problemas de salud importantes en los países en desarrollo. El raquitismo congénito es una forma infrecuente de raquitismo. La deficiencia materna de vitamina D es el factor de riesgo más importante para la deficiencia de vitamina D y el raquitismo en los recién nacidos y lactantes. Presentamos el caso de un niño de 2 meses de edad, con convulsiones durante su hospitalización por neumonía. Se diagnosticó raquitismo congénito asociado a deficien...

  16. Intrathecal ligaments and nerve root tension: possible sources of lumbar pain during spaceflight.

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    Kershner, David; Binhammer, Robert

    2004-04-01

    Lumbar intrathecal ligaments have recently been demonstrated to randomly bind dorsal nerve roots to the dura within the lumbar vertebral column. Lengthening of the vertebral column and associated lumbar back pain experienced by astronauts is common in microgravity. This study was designed to investigate the relationship of lumbar intrathecal ligaments in spinal lengthening as a possible mechanism for back pain. A two-part study was designed using 36 vertebral columns from embalmed cadavers. There were 12 vertebral columns studied in mid-sagittal section to demonstrate the possible movement of the spinal cord during lengthening of the vertebral column. The remainder were assessed for the amount of tension placed on a dorsal nerve root by the lumbar intrathecal ligament during lengthening of the vertebral column. The spinal cord moves in a cephalic direction approximately 2.8 mm with 4 cm lengthening of the vertebral column. During lengthening, a loss of thoracic and lordotic curvature was noted with an increase in disk height. Tension was significantly increased on the dorsal nerve roots being tethered by the lumbar intrathecal ligaments in comparison to non-tethered nerve roots during lengthening of the vertebral column. A significant amount of tension is placed on dorsal nerve roots tethered by intrathecal ligaments within the lumbar spine during spinal lengthening. These ligaments randomly bind dorsal nerve roots in the lumbar spine and may be involved in the back pain experienced by astronauts in microgravity.

  17. Lumbar degenerative spinal deformity: Surgical options of PLIF, TLIF and MI-TLIF

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    Hey Hwee Weng

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Degenerative disease of the lumbar spine is common in ageing populations. It causes disturbing back pain, radicular symptoms and lowers the quality of life. We will focus our discussion on the surgical options of posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF and minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MI-TLIF for lumbar degenerative spinal deformities, which include symptomatic spondylolisthesis and degenerative scoliosis. Through a description of each procedure, we hope to illustrate the potential benefits of TLIF over PLIF. In a retrospective study of 53 ALIF/PLIF patients and 111 TLIF patients we found reduced risk of vessel and nerve injury in TLIF patients due to less exposure of these structures, shortened operative time and reduced intra-operative bleeding. These advantages could be translated to shortened hospital stay, faster recovery period and earlier return to work. The disadvantages of TLIF such as incomplete intervertebral disc and vertebral end-plate removal and potential occult injury to exiting nerve root when under experienced hands are rare. Hence TLIF remains the mainstay of treatment in degenerative deformities of the lumbar spine. However, TLIF being a unilateral transforaminal approach, is unable to decompress the opposite nerve root. This may require contralateral laminotomy, which is a fairly simple procedure.The use of minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MI-TLIF to treat degenerative lumbar spinal deformity is still in its early stages. Although the initial results appear promising, it remains a difficult operative procedure to master with a steep learning curve. In a recent study comparing 29 MI-TLIF patients and 29 open TLIF, MI-TLIF was associated with longer operative time, less blood loss, shorter hospital stay, with no difference in SF-36 scores at six months and two years. Whether it can replace traditional TLIF as the surgery of

  18. The Reliability of Lumbar Lordosis Measurements Using a Flexible-Rule.

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    The purpose of this study was to examine the intra-rater and intra-rater reliability of lumbar lordosis measurements taken with a flexible-rule. Two...coefficients (ICC) were used to determine the degree of agreement between measurements. The results suggest that measurements of lumbar lordosis with a

  19. Reliability and validity of subjective assessment of lumbar lordosis in ...

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    Radiological assessment of lumbar lordotic curve aids in early diagnosis of conditions even before neurologic changes set in. Objective: To ascertain the level of reliability and validity of subjective assessment of lumbar lordosis in conventional radiography. Design: A blinded, repeated-measures diagnostic test was carried ...

  20. Fluoroscopic lumbar interlaminar epidural injections in managing chronic lumbar axial or discogenic pain

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    Manchikanti L

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Laxmaiah Manchikanti,1,2 Kimberly A Cash,1 Carla D McManus,1 Vidyasagar Pampati,1 Ramsin Benyamin3,41Pain Management Center of Paducah, Paducah, KY; 2University of Louisville, Louisville, KY; 3Millennium Pain Center, Bloomington, IL; 4University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USAAbstract: Among the multiple causes of chronic low back pain, axial and discogenic pain are common. Various modalities of treatments are utilized in managing discogenic and axial low back pain including epidural injections. However, there is a paucity of evidence regarding the effectiveness, indications, and medical necessity of any treatment modality utilized for managing axial or discogenic pain, including epidural injections. In an interventional pain management practice in the US, a randomized, double-blind, active control trial was conducted. The objective was to assess the effectiveness of lumbar interlaminar epidural injections of local anesthetic with or without steroids for managing chronic low back pain of discogenic origin. However, disc herniation, radiculitis, facet joint pain, or sacroiliac joint pain were excluded. Two groups of patients were studied, with 60 patients in each group receiving either local anesthetic only or local anesthetic mixed with non-particulate betamethasone. Primary outcome measures included the pain relief-assessed by numeric rating scale of pain and functional status assessed by the, Oswestry Disability Index, Secondary outcome measurements included employment status, and opioid intake. Significant improvement or success was defined as at least a 50% decrease in pain and disability. Significant improvement was seen in 77% of the patients in Group I and 67% of the patients in Group II. In the successful groups (those with at least 3 weeks of relief with the first two procedures, the improvement was 84% in Group I and 71% in Group II. For those with chronic function-limiting low back pain refractory to conservative management

  1. REPRESENTAÇÕES SOCIAIS SOBRE AS CAUSAS DOS ACIDENTES COM MATERIAIS PERFUROCORTANTES POR TÉCNICOS DE ENFERMAGEM

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    Juliana Almeida Marques Lubenow

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Los accidentes con material corto-punzante son serios debido a las enfermedades que puedan ser causadas. El estudio es descriptivo, con abordaje cualitativa e fue desarrollado en hospital privado en Piauí, entre marzo y junio de 2011. El objetivo es analizar las causas atribuidas por técnicos de enfermería al su proprio accidente, utilizando la Teoría de las Representaciones Sociales. Fueran hechas entrevistas en profundidad con 16 profesionales que sufrirán ese tipo de accidente. Los dados fueran procesados a través del programa ALCESTE 4.8 que evidenció falta de cuidado como la principal causa identificada por elles. También fueran apuntadas negligencia del colega de trabajo e agitación del paciente. La representación social predominante es que el accidente solamente ocurre pelo comportamiento irresponsable del profesional. Por lo tanto, cada exposición percutánea debe ser analizada individualmente en la búsqueda de causas reales que non culpen solamente el trabajador.

  2. Spinous Process Osteochondroma as a Rare Cause of Lumbar Pain

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    Bárbara Rosa

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available We present a case of a 5th Lumbar Vertebra (L5 spinous process osteochondroma as a rare cause of lumbar pain in an old patient. A 70-year-old male presented with progressive and disabling lower lumbar pain. Tenderness over the central and left paraspinal area of the lower lumbar region and a palpable mass were evident. CT scan showed a mass arising from the spinous process of L5. Marginal resection of the tumor was performed through a posterior approach. The histological study revealed an osteochondroma. After surgery, pain was completely relieved. After one year there was no evidence of local recurrence or symptoms. Osteochondromas rarely involve the spine, but when they do symptoms like pain, radiculopathy/myelopathy, or cosmetic deformity may occur. The imagiologic exam of election for diagnosis is CT scan. When symptomatic the treatment of choice is surgical resection. The most concerning complication of osteochondromas is malignant transformation, a rare event.

  3. Use of Lumbar Punctures in the Management of Ocular Syphilis.

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    Reekie, Ian; Reddy, Yaviche

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    Ocular syphilis has become rare in the developed world, but is a common presentation to ophthalmology departments in South Africa. We investigated the proportion of patients diagnosed with ocular syphilis who went on to receive lumbar punctures, and determined the fraction of these who had cerebrospinal fluid findings suggestive of neurosyphilis. We aimed to determine whether the use of lumbar punctures in ocular syphilis patients was beneficial in picking up cases of neurosyphilis. Retrospective study of case notes of patients admitted to two district hospitals in Durban, South Africa, with ocular syphilis over a 20-month period. A total of 31 of 68 ocular syphilis patients underwent lumbar puncture, and of these, eight (25.8%) had findings suggestive of neurosyphilis. Lumbar puncture in ocular syphilis patients should continue to be a routine part of the investigation of these patients; a large proportion of ocular syphilis patients show cerebrospinal fluid findings suggestive of neurosyphilis, are at risk of the complications of neurosyphilis, and should be managed accordingly.

  4. Complications in lumbar spine surgery: A retrospective analysis

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    Luca Proietti

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Surgical treatment of adult lumbar spinal disorders is associated with a substantial risk of intraoperative and perioperative complications. There is no clearly defined medical literature on complication in lumbar spine surgery. Purpose of the study is to retrospectively evaluate intraoperative and perioperative complications who underwent various lumbar surgical procedures and to study the possible predisposing role of advanced age in increasing this rate. Materials and Methods: From 2007 to 2011 the number and type of complications were recorded and both univariate, (considering the patients′ age and a multivariate statistical analysis was conducted in order to establish a possible predisposing role. 133 were lumbar disc hernia treated with microdiscetomy, 88 were lumbar stenosis, treated in 36 cases with only decompression, 52 with decompression and instrumentation with a maximum of 2 levels. 26 patients showed a lumbar fracture treated with percutaneous or open screw fixation. 12 showed a scoliotic or kyphotic deformity treated with decompression, fusion and osteotomies with a maximum of 7.3 levels of fusion (range 5-14. 70 were spondylolisthesis treated with 1 or more level of fusion. In 34 cases a fusion till S1 was performed. Results: Of the 338 patients who underwent surgery, 55 showed one or more complications. Type of surgical treatment ( P = 0.004, open surgical approach (open P = 0.001 and operative time ( P = 0.001 increased the relative risk (RR of complication occurrence of 2.3, 3.8 and 5.1 respectively. Major complications are more often seen in complex surgical treatment for severe deformities, in revision surgery and in anterior approaches with an occurrence of 58.3%. Age greater than 65 years, despite an increased RR of perioperative complications (1.5, does not represent a predisposing risk factor to complications ( P = 0.006. Conclusion: Surgical decision-making and exclusion of patients is not justified only

  5. Bias in the physical examination of patients with lumbar radiculopathy

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    Katz Jeffrey N

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background No prior studies have examined systematic bias in the musculoskeletal physical examination. The objective of this study was to assess the effects of bias due to prior knowledge of lumbar spine magnetic resonance imaging findings (MRI on perceived diagnostic accuracy of the physical examination for lumbar radiculopathy. Methods This was a cross-sectional comparison of the performance characteristics of the physical examination with blinding to MRI results (the 'independent group' with performance in the situation where the physical examination was not blinded to MRI results (the 'non-independent group'. The reference standard was the final diagnostic impression of nerve root impingement by the examining physician. Subjects were recruited from a hospital-based outpatient specialty spine clinic. All adults age 18 and older presenting with lower extremity radiating pain of duration ≤ 12 weeks were evaluated for participation. 154 consecutively recruited subjects with lumbar disk herniation confirmed by lumbar spine MRI were included in this study. Sensitivities and specificities with 95% confidence intervals were calculated in the independent and non-independent groups for the four components of the radiculopathy examination: 1 provocative testing, 2 motor strength testing, 3 pinprick sensory testing, and 4 deep tendon reflex testing. Results The perceived sensitivity of sensory testing was higher with prior knowledge of MRI results (20% vs. 36%; p = 0.05. Sensitivities and specificities for exam components otherwise showed no statistically significant differences between groups. Conclusions Prior knowledge of lumbar MRI results may introduce bias into the pinprick sensory testing component of the physical examination for lumbar radiculopathy. No statistically significant effect of bias was seen for other components of the physical examination. The effect of bias due to prior knowledge of lumbar MRI results should be considered

  6. Bias in the physical examination of patients with lumbar radiculopathy

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    2010-01-01

    Background No prior studies have examined systematic bias in the musculoskeletal physical examination. The objective of this study was to assess the effects of bias due to prior knowledge of lumbar spine magnetic resonance imaging findings (MRI) on perceived diagnostic accuracy of the physical examination for lumbar radiculopathy. Methods This was a cross-sectional comparison of the performance characteristics of the physical examination with blinding to MRI results (the 'independent group') with performance in the situation where the physical examination was not blinded to MRI results (the 'non-independent group'). The reference standard was the final diagnostic impression of nerve root impingement by the examining physician. Subjects were recruited from a hospital-based outpatient specialty spine clinic. All adults age 18 and older presenting with lower extremity radiating pain of duration ≤ 12 weeks were evaluated for participation. 154 consecutively recruited subjects with lumbar disk herniation confirmed by lumbar spine MRI were included in this study. Sensitivities and specificities with 95% confidence intervals were calculated in the independent and non-independent groups for the four components of the radiculopathy examination: 1) provocative testing, 2) motor strength testing, 3) pinprick sensory testing, and 4) deep tendon reflex testing. Results The perceived sensitivity of sensory testing was higher with prior knowledge of MRI results (20% vs. 36%; p = 0.05). Sensitivities and specificities for exam components otherwise showed no statistically significant differences between groups. Conclusions Prior knowledge of lumbar MRI results may introduce bias into the pinprick sensory testing component of the physical examination for lumbar radiculopathy. No statistically significant effect of bias was seen for other components of the physical examination. The effect of bias due to prior knowledge of lumbar MRI results should be considered when an isolated

  7. Proyecto Recreativo Comunitario: Mi Barrio Listo por una Vida Sana y Saludable

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    Abel Martínez Garriga

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    Full Text Available La propuesta de un plan de acción de actividades físico-recreativa en el tiempo libre de los jóvenes del reparto Villamil pertenecientes a los CDR 2, 6 y 7 , de la circunscripción # 250 de Pinar del Río, es una tesis que plantea como objetivo, elaborar un Sistema de Acciones Físico Recreativas encaminadas ocupar el tiempo disponible con que cuentan los jóvenes, en aras de favorecer la práctica de una vida sana y saludable. Lo que nos proponemos con este proyecto es la ocupación de los jóvenes en actividades físico – recreativas en su tiempo libre y educarlos en cuanto al modo de vida que deben tener para ayudar a prevenir y curar enfermedades en el futuro que suelen producirse por causa del alcoholismo, el tabaquismo, la incorrecta alimentación, las horas de sueño y la falta de ejercicio y muchas otras. Las actividades que proponemos no son diferentes de aquellas que ya conocemos. La diferencia está dada en la intención en cuanto a la dirección del proceso educativo y a la metodología que utilizamos para la utilización de las diferentes actividades físico – recreativa y desarrollar una sociedad sana y culta.

  8. Cerebellar Herniation after Lumbar Puncture in Galactosemic Newborn

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    Salih Kalay

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Cerebral edema resulting in elevated intracranial pressure is a well-known complication of galactosemia. Lumbar puncture was performed for the diagnosis of clinically suspected bacterial meningitis. Herniation of cerebral tissue through the foramen magnum is not a common problem in neonatal intensive care units because of the open fontanelle in infants. We present the case of a 3-week-old infant with galactosemia who presented with signs of cerebellar herniation after lumbar puncture.

  9. Tendencia de la mortalidad por causas violentas en la población general y entre los adolescentes y jóvenes de la región de las américas

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    Yunes João

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    Full Text Available Se analiza la tendencia de la mortalidad por causas externas y grupo de causas en 15 países, durante el período de 1979 a 1990. Se demuestra que en nueve países (Argentina, Canadá, Costa Rica, Chile, EE.UU. de Norteamérica, México, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago y Venezuela la tendencia de la mortalidad es descendiente en todos los grupos de edad estudiados y que en tres más, sea para la población general (Uruguay, sea para el grupo de 10 a 24 años (Panamá y Puerto Rico, se observa tambien una tendencia decreciente. Solo tres países (Brasil, Colombia y Cuba muestran tendencias francamente crecientes de su mortalidad en todos los grupos de edad, mientras en otros dos (Panamá y Puerto Rico, tales movimientos se aprecian en la población en general y en uno (Uruguay, afectan solo al grupo de 10 a 24 años de edad. La mortalidad por causas externas segun grupo de edad se concentra frecuentemente en el grupo de los adolescentes y jóvenes y las tendencias de la mortalidad por sexo, aunque predomine en el sexo masculino, las diferencias tienden a disminuir. Segun la magnitud de la mortalidad por causas externas se configuran tres grupos de países, de acuerdo a las tasas alcanzadas por este indicador: países de elevada mortalidad (Colombia, Cuba, Chile, México y Suriname; países de nivel intermedio (Brasil, Canadá, EE.UU. de Norteamérica, Puerto Rico y Venezuela; y países de moderada mortalidad (Argentina, Costa Rica, Panamá, Trinidad & Tobago y Uruguay. En relación a los grupos de causas externas resulta evidente que, a pesar de sus tendencias decrecientes, la mortalidad por accidentes de tráfico continúa siendo un grave problema en Brasil, Canadá, EE.UU. y Venezuela. La mortalidad por suicidio sigue siendo motivo de preocupación en Canadá, EE.UU., Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Argentina y Uruguay. En relación a la mortalidad por homicidio, ésta es particularmente alarmante en Brasil, Colombia, México, Panamá, Puerto Rico y

  10. Tendencia de la mortalidad por causas violentas en la población general y entre los adolescentes y jóvenes de la región de las américas

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    João Yunes

    Full Text Available Se analiza la tendencia de la mortalidad por causas externas y grupo de causas en 15 países, durante el período de 1979 a 1990. Se demuestra que en nueve países (Argentina, Canadá, Costa Rica, Chile, EE.UU. de Norteamérica, México, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago y Venezuela la tendencia de la mortalidad es descendiente en todos los grupos de edad estudiados y que en tres más, sea para la población general (Uruguay, sea para el grupo de 10 a 24 años (Panamá y Puerto Rico, se observa tambien una tendencia decreciente. Solo tres países (Brasil, Colombia y Cuba muestran tendencias francamente crecientes de su mortalidad en todos los grupos de edad, mientras en otros dos (Panamá y Puerto Rico, tales movimientos se aprecian en la población en general y en uno (Uruguay, afectan solo al grupo de 10 a 24 años de edad. La mortalidad por causas externas segun grupo de edad se concentra frecuentemente en el grupo de los adolescentes y jóvenes y las tendencias de la mortalidad por sexo, aunque predomine en el sexo masculino, las diferencias tienden a disminuir. Segun la magnitud de la mortalidad por causas externas se configuran tres grupos de países, de acuerdo a las tasas alcanzadas por este indicador: países de elevada mortalidad (Colombia, Cuba, Chile, México y Suriname; países de nivel intermedio (Brasil, Canadá, EE.UU. de Norteamérica, Puerto Rico y Venezuela; y países de moderada mortalidad (Argentina, Costa Rica, Panamá, Trinidad & Tobago y Uruguay. En relación a los grupos de causas externas resulta evidente que, a pesar de sus tendencias decrecientes, la mortalidad por accidentes de tráfico continúa siendo un grave problema en Brasil, Canadá, EE.UU. y Venezuela. La mortalidad por suicidio sigue siendo motivo de preocupación en Canadá, EE.UU., Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Argentina y Uruguay. En relación a la mortalidad por homicidio, ésta es particularmente alarmante en Brasil, Colombia, México, Panamá, Puerto Rico y

  11. Comparison of lumbar discectomy alone and lumbar discectomy with direct repair of pars defect for patients with disc herniation and spondylolysis at the nearby lumbar segment.

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    Lee, Gun Woo; Ryu, Ji Hyun; Kim, Jae-Do; Ahn, Myun-Whan; Kim, Ho-Joong; Yeom, Jin S

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    It is unknown whether direct repair (DR) of pars defect after lumbar discectomy (LD) for patients with lumbar disc herniation (LDH) and spondylolysis leads to better outcomes than LD alone. The aim was to compare two surgical methods, LD alone and LD with DR, for LDH patients with spondylolysis at a nearby lumbar segment. This was a retrospective comparative study. This study enrolled 89 patients who were diagnosed with LDH and spondylolysis at the same or adjacent lumbar segment and were followed up for at least 1 year. The primary outcome was pain intensity of the lower back and lower extremities as measured with visual analog scale. Secondary outcomes included clinical outcomes as assessed with the Oswestry Disability Index and the 12-item short form health survey, radiologic outcomes as assessed with the gap distance and the union rate at the pars defect, surgical outcomes, and complications. Enrolled patients were classified into two groups: LD alone (Group A, 48 patients) and LD with DR (Group B, 41 patients). Pain intensity of the lower back and lower extremities and clinical outcomes were significantly improved 1 year after surgery compared with preoperative scores. However, the scores in the group receiving LD alone steadily worsened during follow-up, whereas the scores in the group receiving LD with DR did not deteriorate over time. The difference in the gap distance of the pars defect between baseline and 1 year after surgery was significantly different between the groups. The fusion rate of the pars defect was 59% (24/41). With the exception of surgical time, which was longer in Group B, surgical outcomes and complications did not differ significantly between the groups. At the 1-year follow-up, DR after LD was associated with better outcomes for LDH with spondylolysis than LD alone. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. [Feasibility and accuracy of ultrasound-guided methodology in the examination of lumbar spine facet joints].

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    Wen, Chuan-Bing; Li, Yong-Zhong; Tang, Qin-Qin; Sun, Lin; Xiao, Hong; Yang, Bang-Xiang; Song, Li; Liu, Hui

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    To investigate the feasibility, accuracy of B ultrasound in the examination of joint space of lumbar spine facet joints compared with CT scan. Ten healthy adult volunteers were enrolled. The joint space of lumbar facet joints was measured by ultrasound. To identify the spinal levels, the posterior parasagittal sonograms were obtained at levels L1 to S1. The lumbar facet joints were delineated with the help of transverse sonograms at each level. Meanwhile, the lumbar facet joints were evaluated by spiral CT on the same plane, reformatted to 1-mm axial slices. A total of 88 lumbar facet joints from L1 to S1 were clearly visualized in the 10 volunteers. Both ultrasound and CT measurements showed the same average depth and lateral distance of lumbar facet joint space (P > 0.05). The lumbar facet joint space can be accurately demonstrated by ultrasound.

  13. Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion using unilateral pedicle screw fixation plus contralateral translaminar facet screw fixation in lumbar degenerative diseases.

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    Liu, Fubing; Jiang, Chun; Cao, Yuanwu; Jiang, Xiaoxing; Feng, Zhenzhou

    2014-07-01

    Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) has been used in lumbar degenerative diseases. Some researchers have applied unilateral fixation in TLIF to reduce operational trauma without compromising the clinical outcome, but it is always suspected biomechanically unstable. The supplementary contralateral translaminar facet screw (cTLFS) seemed to be able to overcome the inherent drawbacks of unilateral pedicle screw (uPS) fixation theoretically. This study evaluates the safety, feasibility and efficacy of TLIF using uPS with cTLFS fixation in the treatment of lumbar degenerative diseases (LDD). 50 patients (29 male) underwent the aforementioned surgical technique for their LDD between December 2009 and April 2012. The results were evaluated based on visual analogue scale (VAS) of the leg and back, Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA) score and Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) were recorded. The radiographic examinations in form of X-ray, computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging was done preoperatively and 1 week, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months and 24 months postoperatively. The student t-test was used for comparison between the preoperative values and postoperative counterparts. P degenerative diseases short termly.

  14. Flexion relaxation of the hamstring muscles during lumbar-pelvic rhythm.

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    Sihvonen, T

    1997-05-01

    This study investigated the simultaneous activity of back muscles and hamstring muscles during sagittal forward body flexion and extension in healthy persons. The study was cross-sectional. A descriptive study of paraspinal and hamstring muscle activity in normal persons during lumbar-pelvic rhythm. A university hospital. Forty healthy volunteers (21 men, 19 women, ages 17 to 48 years), all without back pain or other pain syndromes. Surface electromyography (EMG) was used to follow activities in the back and the hamstring muscles. With movement sensors, real lumbar flexion was separated from simultaneous pelvic motion by monitoring the components of motion with a two-inclinometer method continuously from the initial upright posture into full flexion. All signals were sampled during real-time monitoring for off-line analyses. Back muscle activity ceased (ie, flexion relaxation [FR] occurred) at lumbar flexion with a mean of 79 degrees. Hamstring activity lasted longer and EMG activity ceased in the hamstrings when nearly full lumbar flexion (97%) was reached. After this point total flexion and pelvic flexion continued further, so that the last part of lumbar flexion and the last part of pelvic flexion happened without back muscle activity or hamstring bracing, respectively. FR of the back muscles during body flexion has been well established and its clinical significance in low back pain has been confirmed. In this study, it was shown for the first time that the hip extensors (ie, hamstring muscles) relax during forward flexion but with different timing. FR in hamstrings is not dependent on or coupled firmly with back muscle behavior in spinal disorders and the lumbar pelvic rhythm can be locally and only partially disturbed.

  15. Increased incidence of pseudarthrosis after unilateral instrumented transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion in patients with lumbar spondylosis: Clinical article.

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    Gologorsky, Yakov; Skovrlj, Branko; Steinberger, Jeremy; Moore, Max; Arginteanu, Marc; Moore, Frank; Steinberger, Alfred

    2014-10-01

    Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) with segmental pedicular instrumentation is a well established procedure used to treat lumbar spondylosis with or without spondylolisthesis. Available biomechanical and clinical studies that compared unilateral and bilateral constructs have produced conflicting data regarding patient outcomes and hardware complications. A prospective cohort study was undertaken by a group of neurosurgeons. They prospectively enrolled 80 patients into either bilateral or unilateral pedicle screw instrumentation groups (40 patients/group). Demographic data collected for each group included sex, age, body mass index, tobacco use, and Workers' Compensation/litigation status. Operative data included segments operated on, number of levels involved, estimated blood loss, length of hospital stay, and perioperative complications. Long-term outcomes (hardware malfunction, wound dehiscence, and pseudarthrosis) were recorded. For all patients, preoperative baseline and 6-month postoperative scores for Medical Outcomes 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) outcomes were recorded. Patient follow-up times ranged from 37 to 63 months (mean 52 months). No patients were lost to follow-up. The patients who underwent unilateral pedicle screw instrumentation (unilateral cohort) were slightly younger than those who underwent bilateral pedicle screw instrumentation (bilateral cohort) (mean age 42 vs. 47 years, respectively; p = 0.02). No other significant differences were detected between cohorts with regard to demographic data, mean number of lumbar levels operated on, or distribution of the levels operated on. Estimated blood loss was higher for patients in the bilateral cohort, but length of stay was similar for patients in both cohorts. The incidence of pseudarthrosis was significantly higher among patients in the unilateral cohort (7 patients [17.5%]) than among those in the bilateral cohort (1 patient [2.5%]) (p = 0.02). Wound dehiscence occurred for

  16. Recurrent back pain after diskectomy: MRI findings MR of the postoperative lumbar spine; Recurrencia del dolor lumbar en la columna operada: Hallazgos en Resonancia Magnetica

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    Aparicio, Rocio; Eguren, Leonor Z; Schinder, Humberto; Stur, Mariela [CIMA, Sanatorio Mapaci, Rosario, Santa Fe (Argentina)

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    Purpose: To show the morphological changes in postoperative lumbar spine. Material and methods: We reviewed 128 Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) studies of lumbar spine. All patients complained of low back pain and had a previous lumbar surgery (1 month to 8 years). All the examinations include axial and sagittal Gadopentate-dimeglumine enhanced T1 weighted imaging. Results: Only 7,8% have the normal appearance of the postoperative lumbar spine. Epidural scar was found in 69% of examinations; of this group, 72% showed radicular involvement, and 28% had no radicular involvement. Recurrent disc herniation was found in 14,8% of exams, using gadopentate-dimeglumine to assist the differentiation from epidural fibrosis; infections like spondylodiscitis and abscess in 12,5%. Other findings included arachnoiditis, pseudomeningoceles and seromas. Conclusions: MRI is a useful method to study the postoperative lumbar spine, specially when enhanced with gadopentate-dimeglumine. Enhanced images can differentiate two of the major complication like epidural fibrosis, and recurrent disc herniation. Spondylodiscitis are important and frequent too. Although the findings of complications in our series in the postoperative lumbar spine represent 92,18 %, these not always explain the symptomatology. Therefore, the interrelation is important with the surgeon to determine which abnormalities are clinically significant. (authors) [Spanish] Objetivo: Mostrar los hallazgos evidenciados en Resonancia Magnetica (RM) en pacientes operados de columna lumbar. Material y metodos: Se evaluaron retrospectivamente 128 estudios de RM de columna lumbar. Todos los pacientes consultaron por dolor lumbar y tenian antecedentes quirurgicos de un tiempo de evolucion que variaba entre 1 mes y 8 anos. En todos los casos el protocolo de estudio incluyo secuencias axiales y sagitales T1 con gadolinio, ademas del protocolo habitual. Resultados: Solo el 7,8 % de los estudios mostro los hallazgos postoperatorios

  17. Clinical And Surgical Anatomy Of Lumbar Hernia: A Review

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    João Victor Souza Sanders

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Lumbar hernia is defined as the presence of failure in the transverse fascia or in the aponeurosis of the transverse abdominal muscle that results in the extrusion of intra or extra peritoneal organs through the discontinuity of the postero lateral abdominal wall. The aim of this study was to conduct a methodical review of the anatomy of the hernia form grynfelt dated from 2006 to 2017. For this, we performed a bibliographic review by means of electronic databases like SciELO, PubMed, Science Direct, LILACS and Bireme to get better approach to the subject. It has been found that the lumbar hernia is a disease little known by doctors whose diagnostics are often performed in the wrong way and for surgical correction needs a good anatomical knowledge. Lumbar hernias, although rare, must be taken into account, since ischemia of herniated intestinal segments can lead to the death of the patient, especially in the elderly. Knowledge about the anatomy of the lumbar region is of vital importance because it makes surgery safe and reduces risks of complications and recidivating of the hernia.

  18. Principais causas de hospitalização de pacientes em hemodiálise no município de Guarapuava, Paraná, Brasil Principales causas de hospitalización de pacientes de hemodiálisis en la ciudad de Guarapuava, Paraná, Brasil Main causes of hospitalization of hemodialysis patients in the city of Guarapuava, Paraná, Brazil

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    Daiane Roberta Pivatto

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Estudo quantitativo que teve como objetivo caracterizar pacientes renais crônicos em hemodiálise segundo variáveis sócio-demográficas e identificar as principais causas de internação destes pacientes no ano de 2007. A coleta de dados foi realizada em uma clínica de Guarapuava, Paraná, com 29 pacientes, em prontuários e através do programa informatizado Nefrodata, específico para centros de diálise e analisados através de estatística descritiva, onde 58,7% eram do sexo masculino, 62% casados e a idade média foi de 53,7 anos. Quanto às doenças de base houve um predomínio da nefropatia diabética com 31,1% e a crise hipertensiva com 11,8% entre as causas de internação. Estas causas estão em sua maioria relacionadas com a própria doença renal, sendo necessário orientações e intervenções da equipe multidisciplinar com enfoque no tratamento da insuficiência renal crônica e na adesão à terapia, com o objetivo de reduzir e até mesmo evitar estas hospitalizações.Cuantitativo estudio tuvo como objetivo caracterizar a los pacientes en hemodiálisis según socio-demográficos e identificar las principales causas de hospitalización en el año 2007. La recolección de datos se realizó en una clínica de Guarapuava, Paraná, Brasil, 29 pacientes cuyos datos se obtuvieron de los registros médicos y Nefrodata informático a través del programa, específico para centros de diálisis y se analizaron mediante estadística descriptiva, donde el 58,7% fueron hombres, 62% casados y la edad media fue 53,7 años. En cuanto a las enfermedades subyacentes, con predominio de la nefropatía diabética con un 31,1% y en relación con las causas de hospitalización crisis hipertensiva predominó con 11,8%. Estas causas son en su mayoría relacionados con la enfermedad renal en sí, y las orientaciones necesarias y el equipo multidisciplinario de las intervenciones se centraron en el tratamiento de la insuficiencia renal crónica y la

  19. Detección precoz de hipoacusia neonatal no congénita en recién nacidos sometidos a ventilación mecánica en una unidad de neonatología de junio – septiembre 2012

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    Díaz Torres, Mónica; Duque Cevallos, Sandra Marcela

    2013-01-01

    Introducción: La ventilación mecánica es una de las causas de hipoacusia en recién nacidos ingresados a una Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatales. Objetivo: Establecer el nivel de riesgo de los neonatos sometidos a ventilación mecánica de desarrollar hipoacusia no congénita en el Hospital Enrique Garcés de Quito durante Junio a septiembre del 2012. Sujeto: Se investigaron 101 pacientes que fueron Hospitalizados en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatales de los cuales el 20,79% re...

  20. Tophaceous gout causing lumbar stenosis: A case report.

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    Lu, Huigen; Sheng, Jianming; Dai, Jiaping; Hu, Xuqi

    2017-08-01

    Gout in the spine is very rare. The clinical symptoms of the spinal gout are various and lack of specificity. The authors report a case of spinal gout causing lumbar stenosis. We never find such wide-invasive spinal gouty lesion in the published studies. A 68-year-old male had low back pain radiating to bilateral lower limbs, accompanying with intermittent claudication that lasted for 3 months and aggravated 5 days ago. Spinal gout, lumbar stenosis. The patient underwent L2-L4 laminectomy, L2/3 L3/4 an d L4/5 discectomy and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion with pedicle screw fixation. Dual-energy computed tomography detected extensive tophaceous deposits in L1/2 L2/3 L3/4 and L4/5 lumbar discs as well as the posterior column, especially L2-L3 and L4-L5 facet joints. During the surgery, we found a mass of chalky white material at the posterior column of L3 to L5 vertebral bodies, which also involved the intervertebral discs. Pathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of spinal gout. Although spinal gout is thought to be rare, the diagnosis should be considered if the patient had severe back pain and a history of gout. Dual-energy computed tomography is highly recommended for these patients.