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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820364/patterns-of-c-2-fracture-in-the-elderly-comparison-of-etiology-treatment-and-mortality-among-specific-fracture-types
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Ingrid Radovanovic, Jennifer C Urquhart, Parham Rasoulinejad, Kevin R Gurr, Fawaz Siddiqi, Christopher S Bailey
OBJECTIVE Previous studies have focused on Type II odontoid fractures and have failed to report on the effect of other C-2 fracture types on treatment and outcome. The purpose of this study was to compare patient characteristics, cause of injury, predisposing factors to fracture, treatments, and mortality rates among C-2 fracture types in a cohort of elderly patients 70 years of age and older. METHODS A retrospective cohort study design was used. Patients who sustained a C-2 fracture between 2002 and 2011 and who were admitted to the authors' Level 1 trauma center were identified using the Discharge Abstract Database and the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) code S12...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820363/incidence-of-perioperative-medical-complications-and-mortality-among-elderly-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-spinal-deformity-analysis-of-3519-patients
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Amit Jain, Hamid Hassanzadeh, Varun Puvanesarajah, Eric O Klineberg, Daniel M Sciubba, Michael P Kelly, D Kojo Hamilton, Virginie Lafage, Aaron J Buckland, Peter G Passias, Themistocles S Protopsaltis, Renaud Lafage, Justin S Smith, Christopher I Shaffrey, Khaled M Kebaish
OBJECTIVE Using 2 complication-reporting methods, the authors investigated the incidence of major medical complications and mortality in elderly patients after surgery for adult spinal deformity (ASD) during a 2-year follow-up period. METHODS The authors queried a multicenter, prospective, surgeon-maintained database (SMD) to identify patients 65 years or older who underwent surgical correction of ASD from 2008 through 2014 and had a minimum 2 years of follow-up (n = 153). They also queried a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services claims database (MCD) for patients 65 years or older who underwent fusion of 8 or more vertebral levels from 2005 through 2012 (n = 3366)...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799837/effectiveness-of-deformity-correction-surgery-for-primary-degenerative-sagittal-imbalance-a-meta-analysis
#3
Chang-Hyun Lee, Chun Kee Chung, Jee-Soo Jang, Sung-Min Kim, Dong-Kyu Chin, Jung-Kil Lee, Seung Hwan Yoon, Jae Taek Hong, Yoon Ha, Chi Heon Kim, Seung-Jae Hyun
OBJECTIVE As life expectancy continues to increase, primary degenerative sagittal imbalance (PDSI) is diagnosed in an increasing number of elderly people. Although corrective surgery for this sagittal deformity is becoming more popular, the effectiveness of the procedure remains unclear. The authors aimed to collate the available evidence on the effectiveness and complications of deformity-correction surgery in patients with PDSI. METHODS The authors carried out a meta-analysis of clinical studies regarding deformity correction in patients with PDSI...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799836/erratum-reduction-in-adjacent-segment-degeneration-after-multilevel-posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-with-proximal-diam-implantation
#4
Kang Lu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777065/possible-role-of-antioxidative-capacity-of-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-treatment-in-morphological-and-neurobehavioral-recovery-after-sciatic-nerve-crush-injury
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Waleed M Renno, Ludmil Benov, Khalid M Khan
OBJECTIVE This study examined the capacity of the major polyphenolic green tea extract (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) to suppress oxidative stress and stimulate the recovery and prompt the regeneration of sciatic nerve after crush injury. METHODS Adult male Wistar rats were randomly assigned to one of 4 groups: 1) Naïve, 2) Sham (sham injury, surgical control group), 3) Crush (sciatic nerve crush injury treated with saline), and 4) Crush+EGCG (sciatic nerve crush injury treated with intraperitoneally administered EGCG, 50 mg/kg)...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777064/is-fusion-necessary-for-thoracolumbar-burst-fracture-treated-with-spinal-fixation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#6
Juliete M Diniz, Ricardo V Botelho
OBJECTIVE Thoracolumbar fractures account for 90% of spinal fractures, with the burst subtype corresponding to 20% of this total. Controversy regarding the best treatment for this condition remains. The traditional surgical approach, when indicated, involves spinal fixation and arthrodesis. Newer studies have brought the need for fusion associated with internal fixation into question. Not performing arthrodesis could reduce surgical time and intraoperative bleeding without affecting clinical and radiological outcomes...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777063/comprehensive-biomechanical-analysis-of-three-reconstruction-techniques-following-total-sacrectomy-an-in-vitro-human-cadaveric-model
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Mohamed Macki, Rafael De la Garza-Ramos, Ashley A Murgatroyd, Kenneth P Mullinix, Xiaolei Sun, Bryan W Cunningham, Brandon A McCutcheon, Mohamad Bydon, Ziya L Gokaslan
OBJECTIVE Aggressive sacral tumors often require en bloc resection and lumbopelvic reconstruction. Instrumentation failure and pseudarthrosis remain a clinical concern to be addressed. The objective in this study was to compare the biomechanical stability of 3 distinct techniques for sacral reconstruction in vitro. METHODS In a human cadaveric model study, 8 intact human lumbopelvic specimens (L2-pelvis) were tested for flexion-extension range of motion (ROM), lateral bending, and axial rotation with a custom-designed 6-df spine simulator as well as axial compression stiffness with the MTS 858 Bionix Test System...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753065/patient-reported-outcome-scores-underestimate-the-impact-of-major-complications-in-patients-undergoing-spine-surgery-for-degenerative-conditions
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Borys V Gvozdyev, Leah Y Carreon, Christopher M Graves, Stephanie A Riley, Katlyn E McGraw, R Joseph Head, John R Dimar, Steven D Glassman
OBJECTIVE Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) such as the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) and EuroQol-5D (EQ-5D) are widely used to evaluate treatment outcomes following spine surgery for degenerative conditions. The goal of this study was to use the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCMI) as a measure of general health status, for comparison with standard PROs. METHODS The authors examined serial CCMI scores, complications, and PROs in 371 patients treated surgically for degenerative lumbar spine conditions who were enrolled in the Quality and Outcomes Database from a single center...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753064/one-year-outcomes-of-early-crossover-patients-in-a-cohort-receiving-nonoperative-care-for-lumbar-disc-herniation
#9
Anurekha Ramakrishnan, K Michael Webb, Matthew C Cowperthwaite
OBJECTIVE The authors comprehensively studied the recovery course and 1-year outcomes of early-crossover patients who were randomized to the nonoperative care arm of the Leiden-The Hague Spine Intervention Prognostic Study. The primary goal was to gain insight into the differences in the recovery patterns of early-crossover patients and those treated nonoperatively; secondary goals were to identify predictors of good 1-year outcomes, and to understand when and why patients were likely to cross over. METHODS Individual EuroQol-5D scores were obtained at baseline and at 2, 4, 8, 12, 26, 38, and 52 weeks for 142 patients...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731394/letter-to-the-editor-percutaneous-posterior-cervical-transfacet-fixation
#10
Faiz U Ahmad, Michael Y Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731393/the-impact-of-decompression-with-instrumentation-on-local-failure-following-spine-stereotactic-radiosurgery
#11
Jacob A Miller, Ehsan H Balagamwala, Camille A Berriochoa, Lilyana Angelov, John H Suh, Edward C Benzel, Alireza M Mohammadi, Todd Emch, Anthony Magnelli, Andrew Godley, Peng Qi, Samuel T Chao
OBJECTIVE Spine stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a safe and effective treatment for spinal metastases. However, it is unknown whether this highly conformal radiation technique is suitable at instrumented sites given the potential for microscopic disease seeding. The authors hypothesized that spinal decompression with instrumentation is not associated with increased local failure (LF) following SRS. METHODS A 2:1 propensity-matched retrospective cohort study of patients undergoing SRS for spinal metastasis was conducted...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731392/editorial-spine-professionals-must-critically-examine-the-impact-of-medicolegal-pressures-on-delivering-care
#12
Daniel M Sciubba
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731391/malpractice-litigation-following-spine-surgery
#13
Alan H Daniels, Roy Ruttiman, Adam E M Eltorai, J Mason DePasse, Bielinsky A Brea, Mark A Palumbo
OBJECTIVE Adverse events related to spine surgery sometimes lead to litigation. Few studies have evaluated the association between spine surgical complications and medical malpractice proceedings, outcomes, and awards. The aim of this study was to identify the most frequent causes of alleged malpractice in spine surgery and to gain insight into patient demographic and clinical characteristics associated with medical negligence litigation. METHODS A search for "spine surgery" spanning February 1988 to May 2015 was conducted utilizing the medicolegal research service VerdictSearch (ALM Media Properties, LLC)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731390/letter-to-the-editor-limitation-of-the-orthopedic-system-inc-cervical-spine-base-unit
#14
Patrick W Hitchon, Mario Zanaty, Logan Helland, Kingsley Abode-Iyamah, Nader S Dahdaleh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708043/reirradiation-spine-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-spinal-metastases-systematic-review
#15
Sten Myrehaug, Arjun Sahgal, Motohiro Hayashi, Marc Levivier, Lijun Ma, Roberto Martinez, Ian Paddick, Jean Régis, Samuel Ryu, Ben Slotman, Antonio De Salles
OBJECTIVE Spinal metastases that recur after conventional palliative radiotherapy have historically been difficult to manage due to concerns of spinal cord toxicity in the retreatment setting. Spine stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), also known as stereotactic radiosurgery, is emerging as an effective and safe means of delivering ablative doses to these recurrent tumors. The authors performed a systematic review of the literature to determine the clinical efficacy and safety of spine SBRT specific to previously irradiated spinal metastases...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708042/editorial-use-of-anterior-lumbar-discectomy-and-interbody-fusion-in-the-management-of-recurrent-lumbar-disc-herniation-and-cauda-equina-syndrome
#16
Paul M Arnold
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708041/microendoscopic-laminotomy-versus-conventional-laminoplasty-for-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-5-year-follow-up-study
#17
Akihito Minamide, Munehito Yoshida, Andrew K Simpson, Hiroshi Yamada, Hiroshi Hashizume, Yukihiro Nakagawa, Hiroshi Iwasaki, Shunji Tsutsui, Motohiro Okada, Masanari Takami, Shin-Ichi Nakao
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to characterize the long-term clinical and radiological results of articular segmental decompression surgery using endoscopy (cervical microendoscopic laminotomy [CMEL]) for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) and to compare outcomes to conventional expansive laminoplasty (ELAP). METHODS Consecutive patients with CSM who required surgical treatment were enrolled. All enrolled patients (n = 78) underwent CMEL or ELAP. All patients were followed postoperatively for more than 5 years...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708040/anterior-lumbar-discectomy-and-fusion-for-acute-cauda-equina-syndrome-caused-by-recurrent-disc-prolapse-report-of-3-cases
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Kimberly-Anne Tan, Mathew D Sewell, Yma Markmann, Andrew J Clarke, Oliver M Stokes, Daniel Chan
There is a lack of information and consensus regarding the optimal treatment for recurrent disc herniation previously treated by posterior discectomy, and no reports have described an anterior approach for recurrent disc herniation causing cauda equina syndrome (CES). Revision posterior decompression, irrespective of the presence of CES, has been reported to be associated with significantly higher rates of dural tears, hematomas, and iatrogenic nerve root damage. The authors describe treatment and outcomes in 3 consecutive cases of patients who underwent anterior lumbar discectomy and fusion (ALDF) for CES caused by recurrent disc herniations that had been previously treated with posterior discectomy...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693375/editorial-john-f-kennedy-s-back
#19
James T Goodrich
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693374/john-f-kennedy-s-back-chronic-pain-failed-surgeries-and-the-story-of-its-effects-on-his-life-and-death
#20
T Glenn Pait, Justin T Dowdy
The 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy (JFK), experienced chronic back pain beginning in his early 20s. He underwent a total of 4 back operations, including a discectomy, an instrumentation and fusion, and 2 relatively minor surgeries that failed to significantly improve his pain. The authors examined the nature and etiology of JFK's back pain and performed a detailed investigation into the former president's numerous medical evaluations and treatment modalities. This information may lead to a better understanding of the profound effects that JFK's chronic back pain and its treatment had on his life and presidency, and even his death...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
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