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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338455/long-term-administration-of-bisphosphonate-to-reduce-local-recurrence-of-sacral-giant-cell-tumor-after-nerve-sparing-surgery
#1
Wei Xu, Yu Wang, Jing Wang, Xinghai Yang, Weibo Liu, Wang Zhou, Tielong Liu, Jianru Xiao
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of long-term bisphosphonate treatment on reducing local recurrence of sacral giant cell tumors (GCTs) after nerve-sparing surgery. METHODS Thirty-five consecutive patients with sacral GCTs who received treatment in Shanghai Changzheng Hospital between January 2000 and December 2010 were included in this study. Between January 2007 and December 2010, 19 patients received bisphosphonates following nerve-sparing surgery. Before January 2007, 16 patients received nerve-sparing surgery alone, and these cases were included as the control group...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338454/impact-of-preoperative-diagnosis-on-patient-satisfaction-following-lumbar-spine-surgery
#2
Charles H Crawford, Leah Y Carreon, Mohamad Bydon, Anthony L Asher, Steven D Glassman
OBJECTIVE Patient satisfaction is a commonly used metric in the current health care environment. While factors that affect patient satisfaction following spine surgery are complex, the authors of this study hypothesized that specific diagnostic groups of patients are more likely to be satisfied after spine surgery and that this is reflected in patient-reported outcome measures. The purpose of this study was to determine if the preoperative diagnosis-disc herniation, stenosis, spondylolisthesis, adjacent segment degeneration, or mechanical disc collapse-would impact patient satisfaction following surgery...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338453/letter-to-the-editor-the-ancient-apples-and-oranges-conundrum-a-call-for-methodological-precision
#3
Tobias A Mattei, Alisson R Teles
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338452/differentiation-of-idiopathic-spinal-cord-herniation-from-dorsal-arachnoid-webs-on-mri-and-ct-myelography
#4
Randall Schultz, Andrew Steven, Aaron Wessell, Nancy Fischbein, Charles A Sansur, Dheeraj Gandhi, David Ibrahimi, Prashant Raghavan
OBJECTIVE Dorsal arachnoid webs (DAWs) and spinal cord herniation (SCH) are uncommon abnormalities affecting the thoracic spinal cord that can result in syringomyelia and significant neurological morbidity if left untreated. Differentiating these 2 entities on the basis of clinical presentation and radiological findings remains challenging but is of vital importance in planning a surgical approach. The authors examined the differences between DAWs and idiopathic SCH on MRI and CT myelography to improve diagnostic confidence prior to surgery...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338451/superficial-siderosis-of-the-central-nervous-system-associated-with-intraspinal-hemorrhage-from-ventral-thoracic-epidural-veins-and-a-ventral-spinal-csf-leak-case-report
#5
Keisuke Takai, Takashi Komori, Manabu Niimura, Makoto Taniguchi
In most patients with superficial siderosis of the CNS, the exact source of bleeding remains unknown because of a lack of objective surgical data. The authors herein describe the case of a 58-year-old man with superficial siderosis of the CNS. The patient also had spinal CSF leakage due to a spinal dural defect. Repair surgery for the dural defect was performed using posterior laminoplasty with a transdural approach without spinal fixation. During repair surgery, the bleeding source was found to be the epidural vein around the defect...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338450/postoperative-quality-of-life-assessment-in-patients-with-spine-metastases-treated-with-long-segment-pedicle-screw-fixation
#6
Florian Bernard, Jean-Michel Lemée, Olivier Lucas, Philippe Menei
OBJECTIVE In recent decades, progress in the medical management of cancer has been significant, resulting in considerable extension of survival for patients with metastatic disease. This has, in turn, led to increased attention to the optimal surgical management of bone lesions, including metastases to the spine. In addition, there has been a shift in focus toward improving quality of life and reducing hospital stay for these patients, and many minimally invasive techniques have been introduced with the aim of reducing the morbidity associated with more traditional open approaches...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338449/development-of-a-preoperative-predictive-model-for-major-complications-following-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery
#7
Justin K Scheer, Justin S Smith, Frank Schwab, Virginie Lafage, Christopher I Shaffrey, Shay Bess, Alan H Daniels, Robert A Hart, Themistocles S Protopsaltis, Gregory M Mundis, Daniel M Sciubba, Tamir Ailon, Douglas C Burton, Eric Klineberg, Christopher P Ames
OBJECTIVE The operative management of patients with adult spinal deformity (ASD) has a high complication rate and it remains unknown whether baseline patient characteristics and surgical variables can predict early complications (intraoperative and perioperative [within 6 weeks]). The development of an accurate preoperative predictive model can aid in patient counseling, shared decision making, and improved surgical planning. The purpose of this study was to develop a model based on baseline demographic, radiographic, and surgical factors that can predict if patients will sustain an intraoperative or perioperative major complication...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304240/posterior-arch-c-1-screw-technique-a-cadaveric-comparison-study
#8
Marc Moisi, Christian Fisahn, Lara Tkachenko, Shiveindra Jeyamohan, Stephen Reintjes, Peter Grunert, Daniel C Norvell, R Shane Tubbs, Jeni Page, David W Newell, Peter Nora, Rod J Oskouian, Jens Chapman
OBJECTIVE Posterior atlantoaxial stabilization and fusion using C-1 lateral mass screw fixation has become commonly used in the treatment of instability and for reconstructive indications since its introduction by Goel and Laheri in 1994 and modification by Harms in 2001. Placement of such lateral mass screws can be challenging because of the proximity to the spinal cord, vertebral artery, an extensive venous plexus, and the C-2 nerve root, which overlies the designated starting point on the posterior center of the lateral mass...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304239/immunoglobulin-g4-related-epidural-inflammatory-pseudotumor-presenting-with-pulmonary-complications-and-spinal-cord-compression-case-report
#9
Kavelin Rumalla, Kyle A Smith, Paul M Arnold
Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a recently defined condition characterized by inflammatory tumefactive lesions in various organ systems. IgG4-RD is a clinical and radiological diagnosis of exclusion and requires the presence of specific histopathological criteria for diagnosis. A 50-year-old man presented to an outside hospital with a 3-month history of progressively worsening back pain and symptoms of pleurisy, nasal crusting, and hematochezia. Radiological workup revealed an epidural-paraspinal mass with displacement of the spinal cord, destruction of the T5-6 vertebrae, and extension into the right lung...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304238/remote-motor-system-metabolic-profile-and-surgery-outcome-in-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
#10
Sorin C Craciunas, Mircea R Gorgan, Bogdan Ianosi, Phil Lee, Joseph Burris, Carmen M Cirstea
OBJECTIVE In patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM), the motor system may undergo progressive functional/structural changes rostral to the lesion, and these changes may be associated with clinical disability. The extent to which these changes have a prognostic value in the clinical recovery after surgical treatment is not yet known. In this study, magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) was used to test 2 primary hypotheses. 1) Based on evidence of corticospinal and spinocerebellar, rubro-, or reticulospinal tract degeneration/dysfunction during chronic spinal cord compression, the authors hypothesized that the metabolic profile of the primary motor cortices (M1s) and cerebellum, respectively, would be altered in patients with CSM, and these alterations would be associated with the extent of the neurological disabilities...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304237/cervical-disc-arthroplasty-with-the-prestige-lp-disc-versus-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-at-2-levels-results-of-a-prospective-multicenter-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial-at-24-months
#11
Matthew F Gornet, Todd H Lanman, J Kenneth Burkus, Scott D Hodges, Jeffrey R McConnell, Randall F Dryer, Anne G Copay, Hui Nian, Frank E Harrell
OBJECTIVE The authors compared the efficacy and safety of arthroplasty using the Prestige LP cervical disc with those of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) for the treatment of degenerative disc disease (DDD) at 2 adjacent levels. METHODS Patients from 30 investigational sites were randomized to 1 of 2 groups: investigational patients (209) underwent arthroplasty using a Prestige LP artificial disc, and control patients (188) underwent ACDF with a cortical ring allograft and anterior cervical plate...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291411/the-impact-of-preoperative-epidural-injections-on-postoperative-infection-in-lumbar-fusion-surgery
#12
Anuj Singla, Scott Yang, Brian C Werner, Jourdan M Cancienne, Ali Nourbakhsh, Adam L Shimer, Hamid Hassanzadeh, Francis H Shen
OBJECTIVE Lumbar epidural steroid injections (LESIs) are performed for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes for a variety of indications, including low-back pain, the leading cause of disability and expense due to work-related conditions in the US. The steroid agent used in epidural injections is reported to relieve nerve root inflammation, local ischemia, and resultant pain, but the injection may also have an adverse impact on spinal surgery performed thereafter. In particular, the possibility that preoperative epidural injections may increase the risk of surgical site infection after lumbar spinal fusion has been reported but has not been studied in detail...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291414/is-cervical-disc-arthroplasty-good-for-congenital-cervical-stenosis
#13
Peng-Yuan Chang, Hsuan-Kan Chang, Jau-Ching Wu, Wen-Cheng Huang, Li-Yu Fay, Tsung-Hsi Tu, Ching-Lan Wu, Henrich Cheng
OBJECTIVE Cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) has been demonstrated to be as safe and effective as anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) in the management of 1- and 2-level degenerative disc disease (DDD). However, there has been a lack of data to address the fundamental discrepancy between the two surgeries (CDA vs ACDF), and preservation versus elimination of motion, in the management of cervical myelopathy associated with congenital cervical stenosis (CCS). Although younger patients tend to benefit more from motion preservation, it is uncertain if CCS caused by multilevel DDD can be treated safely with CDA...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291413/harlequin-sign-concomitant-with-horner-syndrome-after-anterior-cervical-discectomy-a-case-of-intrusion-into-the-cervical-sympathetic-system
#14
Yannick Fringeli, Andrea M Humm, Alexandre Ansorge, Gianluca Maestretti
Harlequin syndrome is a rare autonomic disorder referring to the sudden development of flushing and sweating limited to one side of the face. Like Horner syndrome, associating miosis, ptosis, and anhidrosis, Harlequin syndrome is caused by disruption of the cervical sympathetic pathways. Authors of this report describe the case of a 55-year-old female who presented with both Harlequin sign and Horner syndrome immediately after anterior cervical discectomy (C6-7) with cage fusion and anterior spondylodesis. They discuss the pathophysiology underlying this striking phenomenon and the benign course of this condition...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291412/the-role-of-physical-therapy-and-rehabilitation-after-lumbar-fusion-surgery-for-degenerative-disease-a-systematic-review
#15
Marcella Madera, Jeremy Brady, Sylvia Deily, Trent McGinty, Lee Moroz, Devender Singh, George Tipton, Eeric Truumees
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to provide a systematic and comprehensive review of the existing literature regarding postfusion rehabilitation. METHODS Using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines, the authors conducted an exhaustive review of multiple electronic databases. Potential articles were screened using inclusion/exclusion criteria. Two authors independently analyzed these studies using predefined data fields, including study quality indicators such as level of evidence and availability of accepted patient-reported outcomes measures...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291410/letter-to-the-editor-lordoplasty-contribution-of-many-factors-in-vertebral-cement-augmentation-procedures
#16
Derek T Cawley, John P McCabe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291409/association-between-bicortical-screw-fixation-at-upper-instrumented-vertebra-and-risk-for-upper-instrumented-vertebra-fracture
#17
Young-Seop Park, Seung-Jae Hyun, Ho Yong Choi, Ki-Jeong Kim, Tae-Ahn Jahng
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the risk of upper instrumented vertebra (UIV) fractures associated with UIV screw fixation (unicortical vs bicortical) and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) augmentation after adult spinal deformity surgery. METHODS A single-center, single-surgeon consecutive series of adult patients who underwent lumbar fusion for ≥ 4 levels (that is, the lower instrumented vertebra at the sacrum or pelvis and the UIV of the thoracolumbar spine [T9-L2]) were retrospectively reviewed...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291408/clinical-outcomes-following-spinal-fusion-using-an-intraoperative-computed-tomographic-3d-imaging-system
#18
Roy Xiao, Jacob A Miller, Navin C Sabharwal, Daniel Lubelski, Vincent J Alentado, Andrew T Healy, Thomas E Mroz, Edward C Benzel
OBJECTIVE Improvements in imaging technology have steadily advanced surgical approaches. Within the field of spine surgery, assistance from the O-arm Multidimensional Surgical Imaging System has been established to yield superior accuracy of pedicle screw insertion compared with freehand and fluoroscopic approaches. Despite this evidence, no studies have investigated the clinical relevance associated with increased accuracy. Accordingly, the objective of this study was to investigate the clinical outcomes following thoracolumbar spinal fusion associated with O-arm-assisted navigation...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291407/an-assessment-of-the-most-reliable-method-to-estimate-the-sagittal-alignment-of-the-cervical-spine-analysis-of-a-prospective-cohort-of-138-cases
#19
Roland D Donk, Michael G Fehlings, Wim I M Verhagen, Hisse Arnts, Hans Groenewoud, André L M Verbeek, Ronald H M A Bartels
OBJECTIVE Although there is increasing recognition of the importance of cervical spinal sagittal balance, there is a lack of consensus as to the optimal method to accurately assess the cervical sagittal alignment. Cervical alignment is important for surgical decision making. Sagittal balance of the cervical spine is generally assessed using one of two methods; namely, measuring the angle between C-2 and C-7, and drawing a line between C-2 and C-7. Here, the best method to assess sagittal alignment of the cervical spine is investigated...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291406/validation-of-the-baseline-severity-stratification-of-objective-functional-impairment-in-lumbar-degenerative-disc-disease
#20
Martin N Stienen, Nicolas R Smoll, Holger Joswig, Marco V Corniola, Karl Schaller, Gerhard Hildebrandt, Oliver P Gautschi
OBJECTIVE The Timed Up and Go (TUG) test is a simple, objective, and standardized method to measure objective functional impairment (OFI) in patients with lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD). The objective of the current work was to validate the OFI baseline severity stratification (BSS; with levels of "none," "mild," "moderate," and "severe"). METHODS Data were collected in a prospective IRB-approved 2-center study. Patients were assessed with a comprehensive panel of scales for measuring pain (visual analog scale [VAS] for back and leg pain), functional impairment (Roland-Morris Disability Index [RMDI] and Oswestry Disability Index [ODI]), and health-related quality of life (HRQOL; EQ-5D and SF-12)...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
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