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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443178/driving-safety-after-spinal-surgery-a-systematic-review
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Abduljabbar Alhammoud, Kenan Alkhalili, Jack Hannallah, Bashar Ibeche, Sohail Bajammal, Abdul Moeen Baco
This study aimed to assess driving reaction times (DRTs) after spinal surgery to establish a timeframe for safe resumption of driving by the patient postoperatively. The MEDLINE and Google Scholar databases were analyzed according to the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis) Statement for clinical studies that investigated changes in DRTs following cervical and lumbar spinal surgery. Changes in DRTs and patients' clinical presentation, pathology, anatomical level affected, number of spinal levels involved, type of intervention, pain level, and driving skills were assessed...
April 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443177/atlantoaxial-stabilization-using-c1-and-c2-laminar-screw-fixation
#2
Takashi Tsuji, Kazuhiro Chiba, Yosuke Horiuchi, Tadahisa Urabe, Shota Fujita, Morio Matsumoto
We describe the use of a C1 laminar screw in combination with a C2 laminar screw as a salvage technique to treat two patients, one with persistent first intersegmental artery and the other with vertebral artery occlusion after cervical spine fracture. The combined use of C1 and C2 laminar screws allows for good fixation of the atlantoaxial joint with a lower risk of vertebral artery injury; therefore, it can be an alternative surgical procedure for patients with congenital or traumatic anomalous vertebral artery...
April 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443176/one-stage-anterolateral-debridement-bone-grafting-and-internal-fixation-for-treating-lumbosacral-tuberculosis
#3
Tao Zhang, Lihua Ma, Xu Lan, Ping Zhen, Shiyong Wang, Zhilin Li
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PURPOSE: To investigate the clinical efficacy and feasibility of one-stage anterolateral debridement, bone grafting, and internal fixation for treating lumbosacral tuberculosis. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: There has been no consensus regarding the optimal means of treating lumbosacral tuberculosis. The one-stage anterolateral extraperitoneal approach for radical debridement, bone grafting, and internal fixation for treating lumbosacral tuberculosis is rare in literature...
April 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443175/the-versatile-approach-a-novel-single-incision-combined-with-anterior-and-posterior-approaches-for-decompression-and-instrumented-fusion-to-treat-tuberculosis-of-the-thoracic-spine
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Sudhir Kumar Srivastava, Rishi Anil Aggarwal, Sunil Krishna Bhosale, Kunal Roy, Pradip Sharad Nemade
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PURPOSE: To describe a novel single incision that combines anterior and posterior approaches for decompression and instrumented fusion to treat tuberculosis of the thoracic spine and study the neurological and radiological outcomes. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Tuberculosis of the spine remains a major health issue in many developing countries. The options for treating tuberculosis of the thoracic spine include the anterior, posterior, and combined approaches, each with its advantages and disadvantages...
April 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443174/clinical-and-radiological-outcomes-after-microscopic-bilateral-decompression-via-a-unilateral-approach-for-degenerative-lumbar-disease-minimum-5-year-follow-up
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Sho Dohzono, Hiromitsu Toyoda, Akira Matsumura, Hidetomi Terai, Akinobu Suzuki, Hiroaki Nakamura
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. PURPOSE: To assess postoperative bone regrowth at surgical sites after lumbar decompression with >5 years of follow-up. Postoperative preservation of facet joints and segmental spinal instability following surgery were also evaluated. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Previous reports have documented bone regrowth after conventional laminectomy or laminotomy and several factors associated with new bone formation...
April 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443173/qualitative-grading-as-a-tool-in-the-management-of-multilevel-lumbar-spine-stenosis
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Shardul Madhav Soman, Jimmy Chokshi, Naitik Chhatrala, Gulam Haider Tharadara, Mukund Prabhakar
STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective study that was undertaken at a single centre and involved 80 consecutive patients diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy of a qualitative grading system as seen on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a tool in the management of multilevel LSS. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: LSS diagnosis is clinical but is usually radiologically supplemented. However, there are often multilevel radiological findings with non-specific or atypical clinical features...
April 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443172/does-discontinuing-teriparatide-treatment-and-replacing-it-with-bisphosphonate-maintain-the-volume-of-the-bone-fusion-mass-after-lumbar-posterolateral-fusion-in-women-with-postmenopausal-osteoporosis
#7
Seiji Ohtori, Sumihisa Orita, Kazuyo Yamauchi, Yawara Eguchi, Yasuchika Aoki, Junichi Nakamura, Miyako Suzuki, Gou Kubota, Kazuhide Inage, Yasuhiro Shiga, Koki Abe, Kazuki Fujimoto, Hirohito Kanamoto, Masahiro Inoue, Hideyuki Kinoshita, Takeo Furuya, Masao Koda
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether discontinuing teriparatide treatment and replacing it with bisphosphonate treatment maintains the volume of the fusion mass after posterolateral fusion (PLF) in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Clinical data support the efficacy of parathyroid hormone (PTH) for lumbar PLF. However, the use of PTH is limited to 2 years...
April 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443171/a-prospective-study-of-clinical-and-radiological-outcomes-of-zero-profile-cage-screw-implants-for-single-level-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-is-segmental-lordosis-maintained-at-2-years
#8
Saumyajit Basu, Sreeramalingam Rathinavelu
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. PURPOSE: To study clinicoradiological parameters of zero-profile cage screw used for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Radiological parameters of various implants used for ACDF are available, but those for zero-profile cage are sparse. METHODS: Patients with unilateral intractable brachialgia due to single-level cervical disc prolapse between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2014 were included...
April 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443170/relationships-among-disability-quality-of-life-and-physical-fitness-in-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-an-investigation-of-elderly-korean-women
#9
Saejong Park, Ho Sung Han, Gang-Un Kim, Sung Shik Kang, Ho-Joong Kim, Mihyun Lee, Soo Hyun Park, Kyu Hwan Choi, Sung-Ho Kim, Jin S Yeom
STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional, case-control study. PURPOSE: To investigate associations between physical fitness measures and disabilities related to back pain and quality of life (QOL) by the presence of symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) in elderly Korean women. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: LSS leads to decreased functioning and reduced QOL. However, correlations among physical fitness, disability, and QOL have not been investigated in elderly women with LSS...
April 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443169/radiographic-analysis-of-the-lumbosacral-juncture-is-there-a-critical-sacral-angle-for-total-disc-replacement
#10
Rattalerk Arunakul, Melodie Metzger, Linda Kanim, Hyun Bae, Michael Kropf, Rick Delamarter
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of a patient cohort through a prospective study. PURPOSE: To determine whether there are correlations between radiographic measurements, including sacral slope (SS) and pelvic incidence (PI), and self-reported clinical outcomes among single-level L5/S1 ProDisc-L patients. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: The lumbosacral juncture presents unique biomechanical challenges with respect to artificial disc replacement (ADR) because of its orientation and consequential shear loading...
April 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443168/an-iranian-version-of-the-fukushima-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-scale-fls-25-a-validation-study
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Parisa Azimi, Ali Montazeri
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PURPOSE: To translate and validate the Fukushima lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) scale 25 (FLS-25) for use in Iran. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Tools measuring patient-reported outcomes should satisfy certain psychometric properties. METHODS: FLS-25 is a self-administered scale for evaluating symptoms of LSS. A forward-backward procedure was applied to translate the questionnaire from English into Persian...
April 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443167/elderly-patients-achieving-clinical-and-radiological-outcomes-comparable-with-those-of-younger-patients-following-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion
#12
Joshi Nikhil N, Joel Wei-An Lim, William Yeo, Wai-Mun Yue
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of prospective database. PURPOSE: To compare 2-year clinical and radiological outcomes after minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) among "middle-age" (50-64.99 years), "young-old" (65-74.99 years), and "old-old" (>75 years) patients. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Owing to higher perioperative morbidity and mortality rates, elderly patients with degenerative lumbar conditions are occasionally denied surgical care, even after conservative treatment failure...
April 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443166/correlation-between-topographic-parameters-obtained-by-back-surface-topography-based-on-structured-light-and-radiographic-variables-in-the-assessment-of-back-morphology-in-young-patients-with-idiopathic-scoliosis
#13
Laura Pino-Almero, María Fe Mínguez-Rey, Rosa María Cibrián-Ortiz de Anda, María Rosario Salvador-Palmer, Salvador Sentamans-Segarra
STUDY DESIGN: Optical cross-sectional study. PURPOSE: To study the correlation between asymmetry of the back (measured by means of surface topography) and deformity of the spine (quantified by the Cobb angle). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: The Cobb angle is considered the gold standard in diagnosis and follow-up of scoliosis but does not correctly characterize the three-dimensional deformity of scoliosis. Furthermore, the exposure to ionizing radiation may cause harmful effects particularly during the growth stage, including breast cancer and other tumors...
April 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443165/long-term-outcomes-of-in-situ-fusion-for-treating-dysplastic-spondylolisthesis
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Kazuhide Inage, Sumihisa Orita, Kazuyo Yamauchi, Miyako Suzuki, Yoshihiro Sakuma, Go Kubota, Yasuhiro Oikawa, Takeshi Sainoh, Jun Sato, Kazuki Fujimoto, Yasuhiro Shiga, Koki Abe, Hirohito Kanamoto, Masahiro Inoue, Hideyuki Kinoshita, Masaki Norimoto, Tomotaka Umimura, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Seiji Ohtori
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective, observational, single-center study. PURPOSE: To investigate the long-term outcomes of in situ fusion procedures for treating dysplastic spondylolisthesis. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: In situ fusion performed in patients with dysplastic spondylolisthesis avoids the development of nerve complications. METHODS: In total, 12 of 28 patients who underwent in situ fusion for treating dysplastic spondylolisthesis at Chiba University Hospital from 1974 to 2004 were followed up in August 2013...
April 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443164/single-level-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-provides-sustained-improvements-in-clinical-and-radiological-outcomes-up-to-5-years-postoperatively-in-patients-with-neurogenic-symptoms-secondary-to-spondylolisthesis
#15
Hamid Rahmatullah Bin Abd Razak, Priyesh Dhoke, Kae-Sian Tay, William Yeo, Wai-Mun Yue
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of prospective registry data. PURPOSE: To determine 5-year clinical and radiological outcomes of single-level instrumented minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) in patients with neurogenic symptoms secondary to spondylolisthesis. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: MIS-TLIF and open approaches have been shown to yield comparable outcomes. This is the first study to assess MIS-TLIF outcomes using the minimal clinically important difference (MCID) criterion...
April 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443163/using-magnetic-resonance-myelography-to-improve-interobserver-agreement-in-the-evaluation-of-lumbar-spinal-canal-stenosis-and-root-compression
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Haider Najim Al-Tameemi, Sattar Al-Essawi, Mahmud Shukri, Farah Kasim Naji
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional retrospective study designed to assess interobserver agreement. PURPOSE: To investigate if interobserver agreement using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the evaluation of lumbar spinal canal stenosis and root compression can be improved upon combination with magnetic resonance myelography (MRM). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: The interpretation of lumbar spinal MRI, which is the imaging modality of choice, often has a significant influence on the diagnosis and treatment of low back pain...
April 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443162/novel-measurement-technique-for-the-sagittal-vertical-axis-and-its-clinical-application-in-adult-spinal-deformity
#17
Go Yoshida, Kenta Kurosu, Yu Yamato, Tomohiko Hasegawa, Tatsuya Yasuda, Daisuke Togawa, Yukihiro Matsuyama
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective physical measurement of the sagittal vertical axis (SVA). PURPOSE: To evaluate a simple method for measuring SVA by analyzing its relationship with radiographic measurements and clinical appearance. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: No studies have examined physical measurements using the cranial center of gravity (CCG) in a relaxed standing position. METHODS: The physical measurement of the horizontal distance between CCG and spina iliaca posterior superior (CCG-SIPS) was measured using a straight ruler in 252 healthy volunteers and 56 patients with adult spinal deformity...
April 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443161/surgical-morphometry-of-c1-and-c2-vertebrae-a-three-dimensional-computed-tomography-analysis-of-180-chinese-indian-and-malay-patients
#18
Chee Kean Lee, Tiam Siong Tan, Chris Yin Wei Chan, Mun Keong Kwan
STUDY DESIGN: Clinical imaging study. PURPOSE: To study the surgical morphometry of C1 and C2 vertebrae in Chinese, Indian, and Malay patients. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: C1 lateral mass and C2 pedicle screw fixation is gaining popularity. However, there is a lack of C1-C2 morphometric data for the Asian population. METHODS: Computed tomography analysis of 180 subjects (60 subjects each belonging to Chinese, Indian, and Malay populations) using simulation software was performed...
April 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443160/correlation-between-preoperative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-signal-intensity-changes-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-surgically-treated-for-cervical-myeloradiculopathy
#19
Chaitanya Baban Chikhale, Ketan Shripad Khurjekar, Ashok Kumar Shyam, Parag Kantilal Sancheti
STUDY DESIGN: This was a single surgeon, single center-based retrospective study with prospective data collection. PURPOSE: To assess the correlation between T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signal intensity (SI) changes and factors such as age, duration of symptoms, baseline modified Japanese Orthopedic Association (mJOA) score and to determine its prognostic value in predicting recovery after surgery. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Whether intramedullary cord T2-weighted MRI SI changes can predict operative outcomes of cervical myeloradiculopathy remains debatable, with only a few prospective studies analyzing the same...
April 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443159/genetic-markers-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-on-chromosome-19p13-3-among-saudi-arabian-girls
#20
Abdallah Ahmad Al-Othman, Mir Sadat-Ali, Ahmed Sh Amer, Dakheel A Al-Dakheel
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case-controlled study. PURPOSE: This study aimed to assess genetic influence in Saudi Arabian children with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: The genetic locus linked to chromosome 19p for idiopathic scoliosis has been described. A pilot study conducted at King Fahd Hospital of the University, Al-Khobar showed that three microsatellite markers (D19S216, D19S894, and DS1034) of chromosome 19p13...
April 2017: Asian Spine Journal
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