Search for dissertations about: "ACDF"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the word ACDF.

  1. 1. Surgery versus nonsurgical treatment of cervical radiculopathy. Randomized studies of anterior cervical decompression and fusion followed by physiotherapy versus structured physiotherapy alone

    University dissertation from Göteborg : University of Gothenburg

    Author : Markus Engquist; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2015]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; cervical radiculopathy; long term; cervical disc degeneration; outcome; ACDF; surgery; physical therapy; physiotherapy; RCT; randomized;

    Abstract : Background and aims: Cervical radiculopathy (CR) is a symptom complex comprising neck pain and radiating arm pain due to compression of one or more cervical nerve roots, caused by spondylotic narrowing of the intervertebral foramina, intervertebral disc herniation or both. Anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) is a common surgical procedure to treat CR, but the evidence supporting use of this method versus nonsurgical treatment is scarce. READ MORE

  2. 2. Resource-Constrained Embedded Control and Computing Systems

    University dissertation from Department of Automatic Control, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund University

    Author : Dan Henriksson; [2006]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; robotteknik; reglerteknik; kontroll; Automation; robotics; control engineering; Automatiska system; numerisk analys; system; Datalogi; control; numerical analysis; systems; Computer science; Server control; Simulation tools; Feedback scheduling; Real-time control systems; Resource constraints;

    Abstract : This thesis deals with methods for handling resource constraints in embedded control systems and real-time computing systems. By dynamic feedback-based resource scheduling it is possible to achieve adaptability andincreased performance for these systems. READ MORE

  3. 3. On the immunopathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus - Immune complexes, type I interferon system, complement system and platelets

    University dissertation from Section of Rheumatology, Dept of Clinical Sciences, Lund

    Author : Christian Lood; [2012]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; systemic lupus erythematosus; autoimmunity; rheumatology; immunology; cardiovascular disease;

    Abstract : Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune rheumatic disorder characterized by inflammation in several organ systems. SLE patients have an impaired ability to clear dying cells which leads to the exposure of several nuclear antigens which might break self tolerance. READ MORE

  4. 4. Functional analysis of the cervical spine : Reliability, reference data and outcome after anterior cervical decompression and fusion

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköpings universitet

    Author : Anneli Peolsson; Karin Harms Ringdahl; [2002]

    Abstract : The aim of the thesis was to investigate the reliability of the test procedure, and to obtain reference values for active range of motion (AROM) of the neck, neck-, and hand strength. Another aim was to perform a broad assessment of outcome in patients with cervical disc disease operated on by anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) and to identify predictive factors for a good outcome. READ MORE

  5. 5. Clinical and patient-reported outcomes after anterior cervical decompression and fusion surgery A focus on functioning and daily life

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Anna Hermansen; Anneli Peolsson; Ann-Sofi Kammerlind; Ludek Vavruch; Katarina Hjelm; Gunnevi Sundelin; [2015]

    Abstract : Anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF), with or without an intervertebral cage to add support to the fused segment, is an established surgical treatment of cervical radiculopathy due to cervical disc disease. High recovery rates and pain reductions after surgery have been reported, with similar results with or without a cage. READ MORE