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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662753/2017-reviewer-thank-you
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April 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662752/editorial-perspective
#2
Jens R Chapman
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April 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662751/blood-transfusion-and-postoperative-infection-in-spine-surgery-a-systematic-review
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Christian Fisahn, Cameron Schmidt, Josh E Schroeder, Emiliano Vialle, Isador H Lieberman, Joseph R Dettori, Thomas A Schildhauer
Study Design: Systematic review. Objectives: Allogeneic blood transfusion-related immunomodulation may relatively suppress the immune system, heightening the risk of infection following spine surgery. This systematic review seeks to determine whether allogeneic blood transfusion increases the risk of postoperative infection and whether there are any factors that modify this association. Methods: PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and reference lists from included studies were searched from inception to April 20, 2017 to identify studies examining the risk of infection following allogeneic blood transfusion in adult patients receiving surgery for degenerative spine disease...
April 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662750/return-to-play-in-adolescent-athletes-with-symptomatic-spondylolysis-without-listhesis-a-meta-analysis
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Samuel C Overley, Steven J McAnany, Steve Andelman, Jun Kim, Robert K Merrill, Samuel K Cho, Sheeraz A Qureshi, Andrew C Hecht
Study Design: Meta-analysis. Objectives: To assess return to play (RTP) rates in adolescent athletes with lumbar spondylolysis without spondylolisthesis treated conservatively or operatively. Methods: A review of Medline, EMBASE, and Cochrane Reviews was performed. The pooled results were performed by calculating the effect size based on the logit event rate. Studies were weighted by the inverse of the variance. Confidence intervals were reported at 95%...
April 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662749/adverse-events-following-cervical-disc-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review
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Jordan C Xu, Chandni Goel, Michael F Shriver, Joseph E Tanenbaum, Michael P Steinmetz, Edward C Benzel, Thomas E Mroz
Study Design: Systematic review. Objectives: Cervical arthroplasty is an increasingly popular treatment of cervical radiculopathy and myelopathy. An understanding of the potential adverse events (AEs) is important to help both clinicians and patients. We sought to provide a comprehensive systematic review of the AEs reported in all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of cervical disc arthroplasty in an attempt to characterize the quality of reporting. Methods: We conducted a systematic review of MEDLINE and Web of Science for RCTs of cervical disc arthroplasty reporting AEs...
April 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662748/national-trends-for-primary-and-revision-lumbar-disc-arthroplasty-throughout-the-united-states
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Comron Saifi, Alejandro Cazzulino, Caroline Park, Joseph Laratta, Philip K Louie, Jamal N Shillingford, Ronald Lehman, Howard An, Frank Phillips
Study Design: Retrospective database study. Objectives: Analysis of economic and demographic data concerning lumbar disc arthroplasty (LDA) throughout the United States to improve value-based care and health care utilization. Methods: The National Inpatient Sample database was queried for patients who underwent primary or revision LDA between 2005 and 2013. Demographic and economic data included total surgeries, costs, length of stay, and frequency of routine discharge...
April 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662747/nutritional-insufficiency-as-a-predictor-for-adverse-outcomes-in-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery
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Kevin Phan, Jun S Kim, Joshua Xu, John Di Capua, Nathan J Lee, Parth Kothari, Khushdeep S Vig, James Dowdell, Samuel K Cho
Study Design: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. Objective: The effect of malnutrition on outcomes after general surgery has been well reported in the literature. However, there is a paucity of data on the effect of malnutrition on postoperative complications during adult deformity surgery. The study attempts to explore and quantify the association between hypoalbuminemia and postoperative complications. Methods: A retrospective cohort analysis was performed on the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) database from 2010 to 2014...
April 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662746/the-predictive-value-of-preoperative-health-related-quality-of-life-scores-on-postoperative-patient-reported-outcome-scores-in-lumbar-spine-surgery
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Hwee Weng Dennis Hey, Nan Luo, Sze Yung Chin, Eugene Tze Chun Lau, Pei Wang, Naresh Kumar, Leok-Lim Lau, John Nathaniel Ruiz, Joseph Shanthakumar Thambiah, Ka-Po Gabriel Liu, Hee-Kit Wong
Study Design: A single-center, retrospective cohort study. Objective: To predict patient-reported outcomes (PROs) using preoperative health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) scores by quantifying the correlation between them, so as to aid selection of surgical candidates and preoperative counselling. Methods: All patients who underwent single-level elective lumbar spine surgery over a 2-year period were divided into 3 diagnosis groups: spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, and disc herniation...
April 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662745/negative-sagittal-balance-following-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery
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Robert K Merrill, Jun S Kim, Ian T McNeill, Samuel C Overley, James E Dowdell, John M Caridi, Samuel K Cho
Study Design: Retrospective cohort study. Objective: Elucidate negative sagittal balance following adult spinal deformity surgery. Methods: We conducted a retrospective review of adult spinal deformity patients who underwent long fusion (>5 levels) to the sacrum by a single surgeon at a single institution between 2011 and 2015. Patients were divided into cohorts of postoperative sagittal vertical axis (SVA) <-10 mm, between -10 and +10 mm, or >+10 mm, denoted as groups 1, 2, and 3, respectively...
April 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662744/postoperative-complications-associated-with-rhbmp2-use-in-posterior-posterolateral-lumbar-fusion
#10
Nabil Esmail, Zorica Buser, Jeremiah R Cohen, Darrel S Brodke, Hans-Joerg Meisel, Jong-Beom Park, Jim A Youssef, Jeffrey C Wang, S Tim Yoon
Study Design: Retrospective database review. Objective: Posterior/posterolateral lumbar fusion (PLF) is an effective treatment for a variety of spinal disorders; however, variations in surgical technique have different complication profiles. The aim of our study was to quantify the frequency of various complications in patients undergoing PLF with and without human recombinant bone morphogenetic protein 2 (rhBMP2). Methods: We queried the orthopedic subset of the Medicare database (PearlDiver) between 2005 and 2011 for patients undergoing PLF procedures with and without rhBMP2...
April 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662743/trends-analysis-of-rhbmp2-utilization-in-single-level-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-in-the-united-states
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Lifeng Lao, Jeremiah R Cohen, Zorica Buser, Darrel S Brodke, S Tim Yoon, Jim A Youssef, Jong-Beom Park, Hans-Joerg Meisel, Jeffrey C Wang
Study Design: Retrospective case study. Objective: To evaluate the trends and demographics of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2 (rhBMP2) utilization in single-level anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) in the United States. Methods: Patients who underwent single-level ALIF from 2005 to 2011 were identified by searching ICD-9 diagnosis and procedure codes in the PearlDiver Patient Records Database (PearlDiver Technologies, Fort Wayne, IN), a national database of orthopedic insurance records...
April 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662742/total-disc-replacement-versus-anterior-posterior-interbody-fusion-in-the-lumbar-spine-and-lumbosacral-junction-a-cost-analysis
#12
Timo Stubig, Malik Ahmed, Amir Ghasemi, Luigi Aurelio Nasto, Michael Grevitt
Study Design: Prospective observational cohort study. Objectives: To analyze clinical and economic results in patients with degenerative disc disease in the lumbar area for patients who received combined anterior and posterior fusion or total disc replacement (TDR). Methods: The study included 75 patients, 38 in the fusion group and 37 in the TDR group, who received either anterior/posterior fusion or TDR for lumbar disc disease from January 2005 to December 2008 with a minimum follow-up of 24 months...
April 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662741/predictive-factors-for-the-outcome-of-surgical-treatment-of-lumbar-spondylolysis-in-young-sporting-individuals
#13
Ujjwal K Debnath, B E Scammell, Brian J C Freeman, Jeffrey R McConnell
Study Design: Retrospective consecutive case series. Objectives: Only few sporting individuals with symptomatic lumbar pars injuries require surgical repair and it is often difficult to predict the outcome following surgery. The factors that predict the outcome after direct repair of lumbar pars defect was evaluated clinically and statistically. The preoperative background variables both subjective and objective as well as radiological evaluation were used in a multiple regression model to find the strong predictors of postoperative outcome as measured by VAS (visual analogue scores), ODI (Oswestry Disability Index) and SF-36 (Short Form)...
April 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662740/low-density-pedicle-screw-constructs-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-evaluation-of-effectiveness-and-cost
#14
Oliver O Tannous, Kelly E Banagan, Eric J Belin, Ehsan Jazini, Tristan B Weir, Steven C Ludwig, Daniel E Gelb
Study Design: Retrospective cohort study. Objective: To determine whether a low-density (LD) screw construct can achieve curve correction similar to a high-density (HD) construct in adolescent scoliosis. Methods: Patients treated operatively for idiopathic scoliosis between 2007 and 2011 were identified through a database review. A consistent LD screw construct was used. Radiographic assessment included percent correction of major and fractional lumbar curves, T5-T12 kyphosis, and angle of lowest instrumented vertebra (LIV)...
April 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662739/decompression-in-adult-lumbar-deformity-surgery-is-associated-with-increased-perioperative-complications-but-favorable-long-term-outcomes
#15
Isaac O Karikari, Keith H Bridwell, Aladine A Elsamadicy, Lawrence G Lenke, Patrick Sugrue, David Bumpass, Azeem Ahmad, Jeffrey Gum
Study Design: Retrospective cohort study. Objectives: To analyze the impact of performing a formal decompression in patients with adult lumbar scoliosis with symptomatic spinal stenosis on perioperative complications and long-term outcomes. Methods: Adult patients undergoing at least 5 levels of fusion to the sacrum with iliac fixation from 2002 to 2008 who had a minimum 5-year follow-up at one institution were studied. Patients who had 3-column osteotomy were excluded from the study...
April 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662738/editorial
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EDITORIAL
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April 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456921/editorial-perspective
#17
Jens R Chapman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456920/evidence-based-analysis-of-adjacent-segment-degeneration-and-disease-after-lif-a-narrative-review
#18
Nikunj N Trivedi, Sean M Wilson, Luis A Puchi, Darren R Lebl
Study Design: Narrative review. Objectives: The etiology of adjacent segment degeneration (ASDeg) and adjacent segment disease (ASDz) after lumbar interbody fusion (LIF) remains controversial. The aim of this narrative review was to provide an evidence-based analysis of the peer-reviewed literature on clinical studies of ASDeg and ASDz after LIF. Methods: A review was performed utilizing Medline, Embase, and Cochrane databases. Two reviewers independently extracted relevant data from each included study...
February 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456919/most-influential-literature-in-spinal-tuberculosis-a-global-disease-without-global-evidence
#19
REVIEW
Michael Held, Sophie Castelein, Marie-Fien Bruins, Maritz Laubscher, Robert Dunn, Marius Keel, Sufian Ahmad, Sven Hoppe
Study Design: Bibliometric review of the literature. Objective: This bibliometric analysis aims to give an overview of the most influential academic literature written on spinal tuberculosis. Methods: All databases included in the Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge were searched for the most influential publications in spinal tuberculosis. The most cited articles published between 1950 and 2015, with the main focus on orthopedic surgery, were identified using a multistep approach, and a total of 100 articles were included...
February 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456918/cervical-disc-arthroplasty-a-comprehensive-review-of-single-level-multilevel-and-hybrid-procedures
#20
REVIEW
Joseph L Laratta, Jamal N Shillingford, Comron Saifi, K Daniel Riew
Study Design: Systematic review. Objectives: Degenerative disc disease and spondylosis resulting in radiculopathy and retrodiscal myelopathy are among the most frequently encountered cervical spinal disorders. Traditionally, anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) has successfully achieved neural decompression and restored intradiscal height in these conditions. Unfortunately, nonunion and iatrogenic adjacent segment pathology associated with fusion procedures in the cervical spine has led to an interest in motion-preserving procedures...
February 2018: Global Spine Journal
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