Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis

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Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is a form of degenerative arthritis characterized by excessive bone growth along the sides of the vertebrae of the spine.  Also known as Forestier disease, DISH causes stiffness in the upper back, and may also affect the neck and lower back.  Some people experience DISH-associated inflammation and calcification (bone growth) at other areas of the body where tendons and ligaments attach to bone, such as at the heels, ankles, hips, shoulders, elbows, knees and hands.  The exact cause of DISH remains unknown, although risk factors such as age, gender, long-term use of certain medications and chronic health conditions have been identified.
 

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The terms "Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis" returned 53 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Severe hip joint motion restriction in a patient with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis: A case report.
 

Author(s): Wonho Lee, Wook Ro Kim, Min Cheol Chang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 May;97(18):e0652.

 

Severe limitation of motion (LOM) in the spine occasionally occurs in patients with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH). However, in extraspinal areas, significant LOM has rarely been reported. In this study, we report a patient with DISH who had severe motion restriction ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Morphological characteristics of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis in the cervical spine.
 

Author(s): Jessica T Bakker, Jonneke S Kuperus, Hugo J Kuijf, F Cumhur Oner, Pim A de Jong, Jorrit-Jan Verlaan

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Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is characterized by anterior ossification of the spine and can lead to dysphagia and airway obstruction. The morphology of the newly formed bone in the cervical spine is different compared to the thoracic spine, possibly due to dissimilarities ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Vertebral fracture at the caudal end of a surgical fusion for thoracic vertebral fracture in a patient with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH).
 

Author(s): Hiroshi Kobayashi, Koji Otani, Kazuyuki Watanabe, Kinshi Kato, Takuya Nikaido, Shoji Yabuki, Shin-Ichi Kikuchi, Shin-Ichi Konno

Journal: Fukushima J Med Sci. 2017 Aug;63(2):112-115.

 

The patient was an 86-year-old woman with back pain after a fall. She had no neurological findings at the initial visit. Plain radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) and a Th10 fracture. Two weeks later, she started ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis" returned 11 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Rich table but short life: Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis in Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) and its possible consequences.
 

Author(s): Sacha Kacki, Petr Velemínský, Niels Lynnerup, Sylva Kaupová, Alizé Lacoste Jeanson, Ctibor Povýšil, Martin Horák, Jan Kučera, Kaare Lund Rasmussen, Jaroslav Podliska, Zdeněk Dragoun, Jiří Smolík, Jens Vellev, Jaroslav Brůžek

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The exhumation of Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) was performed in 2010 to verify speculative views on the cause of his death. Previous analyses of skeletal and hair remains recovered from his grave refuted the presumption that he died from poisoning. These studies also ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis in the dog (DISH): a review].
 

Author(s): S Ohlerth, G Steiner, U Geissbühler, M Flückiger

Journal: Schweiz. Arch. Tierheilkd.. 2016 May;158(5):331-9.

 

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is a common, non-inflammatory, systemic disease of the spine and the abaxial skeleton in humans and dogs. Spondylosis deformans (SD) must be considered as an important differential diagnosis which in humans, unlike DISH, is always accompanied ...

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Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) and non small cell lung cancer: case presentation and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Ioannis Tomos, Aikaterini Vlami, Anna Karakatsani, Ioanna Korbila, Effrosyni D Manali, Spyros A Papiris

Journal: Pneumonol Alergol Pol. 2016 ;84(2):116-8.

 

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH), also known as Forestier's disease, is a systemic non inflammatory disease of unknown cause. It is characterized by the presence of osteophytes due to calcification and ossification of spinal ligaments and entheses. Moreover, diffuse ...

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