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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728206/-subaxial-cervical-spine-injuries-treatment-recommendations-of-the-german-orthopedic-and-trauma-society
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Philipp Schleicher, Matti Scholz, Frank Kandziora, Andreas Badke, Florian Hans Brakopp, Helmut Klaus Friedrich Ekkerlein, Erol Gercek, Rene Hartensuer, Philipp Hartung, Jan-Sven Gilbert Jarvers, Philipp Kobbe, Stefan Matschke, Robert Morrison, Christian W Müller, Miguel Pishnamaz, Maximilian Reinhold, Klaus John Schnake, Gregor Schmeiser, Gregor Stein, Bernhard Ullrich, Thomas Weiß, Volker Zimmermann
In a consensus process during four sessions in 2016, the working group "lower cervical spine" of the German Society for Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery (DGOU), formulated "Therapeutic Recommendations for the Lower Cervical Spine", taking into consideration the current literature. Therapeutic goals are a permanently stable, painless cervical spine and the protection against secondary neurologic damage while retaining the greatest possible amount of motion and spinal profile. Due to its ease of use and its proven good reliability, the AOSpine classification for subaxial cervical injuries should be used...
July 20, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686147/surgical-management-of-spinal-osteoblastomas
#2
Anne L Versteeg, Nicolas Dea, Stefano Boriani, Peter P Varga, Alessandro Luzzati, Michael G Fehlings, Mark H Bilsky, Laurence D Rhines, Jeremy J Reynolds, Mark B Dekutoski, Ziya L Gokaslan, Niccole M Germscheid, Charles G Fisher
OBJECTIVE Osteoblastoma is a rare primary benign bone tumor with a predilection for the spinal column. Although of benign origin, osteoblastomas tend to behave more aggressively clinically than other benign tumors. Because of the low incidence of osteoblastomas, evidence-based treatment guidelines and high-quality research are lacking, which has resulted in inconsistent treatment. The goal of this study was to determine whether application of the Enneking classification in the management of spinal osteoblastomas influences local recurrence and survival time...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678119/risk-factors-for-and-clinical-outcomes-of-dysphagia-after-anterior-cervical-surgery-for-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy-results-from-the-aospine-international-and-north-america-studies
#3
Narihito Nagoshi, Lindsay Tetreault, Hiroaki Nakashima, Paul M Arnold, Giuseppe Barbagallo, Branko Kopjar, Michael G Fehlings
BACKGROUND: Although dysphagia is a common complication after anterior cervical decompression and fusion, important risk factors have not been rigorously evaluated. Furthermore, the impact of dysphagia on neurological and quality-of-life outcomes is not fully understood. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of and risk factors for dysphagia, and the impact of this complication on short and long-term clinical outcomes, in patients treated with anterior cervical decompression and fusion...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658043/impact-of-cervical-spine-deformity-on-pre-operative-disease-severity-and-post-operative-outcomes-following-fusion-surgery-for-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy-sub-analysis-of-aospine-north-america-and-international-studies
#4
So Kato, Aria Nouri, Dongjin Wu, Satoshi Nori, Lindsay Tetreault, Michael G Fehlings
STUDY DESIGN: Sub-analysis of the prospective AOSpine CSM North America and International studies. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of cervical spine deformity on pre- and post-operative outcomes in fusion surgeries for degenerative cervical myelopathy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The associations between cervical alignment and patient outcomes have been reported but are not well established in a myelopathy cohort. The impact of deformity correction in this population also needs to be elucidated...
June 27, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632645/management-of-symptomatic-lumbar-disk-herniation-an-international-perspective
#5
Pravesh S Gadjradj, Mark P Arts, Maurits W van Tulder, Wim J R Rietdijk, Wilco C Peul, Biswadjiet S Harhangi
STUDY DESIGN: A questionnaire survey. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the current practice patterns of surgeons regarding both the surgical and nonsurgical management of lumbar disk herniation (LDH) worldwide and to compare this with the current literature. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Sciatica is a common diagnosis in the general population. Sciatica is most frequently caused by LDH. Multiple surgical techniques and treatment modalities are available to treat LDH, albeit some with small effect sizes or without compelling evidence...
June 19, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632603/which-way-do-we-go-commentary-on-an-article-by-so-kato-md-et-al-comparison-of-anterior-and-posterior-surgery-for-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy-an-mri-based-propensity-score-matched-analysis-using-data-from-the-prospective-multicenter-aospine-csm-north-america
#6
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632590/comparison-of-anterior-and-posterior-surgery-for-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy-an-mri-based-propensity-score-matched-analysis-using-data-from-the-prospective-multicenter-aospine-csm-north-america-and-international-studies
#7
So Kato, Aria Nouri, Dongjin Wu, Satoshi Nori, Lindsay Tetreault, Michael G Fehlings
BACKGROUND: Surgeons often choose between 2 different approaches (anterior and posterior) for surgical treatment of degenerative cervical myelopathy on the basis of imaging features of spinal cord compression, the number of levels affected, and the spinal alignment. However, there is a lack of consensus on which approach is preferable. The objective of the present study was to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based propensity-score-matched analysis to compare postoperative outcomes between the anterior and posterior surgical approaches for degenerative cervical myelopathy...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625905/the-influence-of-mri-features-on-surgical-decision-making-in-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy-results-from-a-global-survey-of-aospine-international-members
#8
Aria Nouri, Allan R Martin, Anick Nater, Christopher D Witiw, So Kato, Lindsay Tetreault, Hamed Reihani-Kermani, Carlo Santaguida, Michael G Fehlings
OBJECTIVE: We conducted a survey to understand how specific pathologic features on MRI influence surgeons toward an anterior or posterior surgical approach in Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy (DCM) . METHODS: A questionnaire was sent out to 6,179 AOSpine International members via email. This included 18 questions on a 7-point Likert scale regarding how MRI features influence the respondent's decision to perform an anterior or posterior surgical approach. Influence was classified based on the mean and mode...
June 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625903/the-need-for-clinical-practice-guidelines-in-assessing-and-managing-perioperative-neurologic-deficit-results-from-a-survey-of-the-aospine-international-community
#9
A Nater, J C Murray, A R Martin, A Nouri, L Tetreault, M G Fehlings
OBJECTIVES: There is no standardized approach to assess and manage perioperative neurologic deficit (PND) in patients undergoing spinal surgery. This survey aimed to evaluate the awareness and usage of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) as well as investigate how surgeons performing spine surgeries feel about and manage PND, and how they perceive the value of developing CPGs for the management of PND. METHODS: An invitation to participate was sent to the AOSpine International community...
June 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570271/delayed-decompression-exacerbates-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-cervical-compressive-myelopathy
#10
Pia M Vidal, Spyridon K Karadimas, Antigona Ulndreaj, Alex M Laliberte, Lindsay Tetreault, Stefania Forner, Jian Wang, Warren D Foltz, Michael G Fehlings
Degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM) is the most common progressive nontraumatic spinal cord injury. The most common recommended treatment is surgical decompression, although the optimal timing of intervention is an area of ongoing debate. The primary objective of this study was to assess whether a delay in decompression could influence the extent of ischemia-reperfusion injury and alter the trajectory of outcome in DCM. Using a DCM mouse model, we show that decompression acutely led to a 1.5- to 2-fold increase in levels of inflammatory cytokines within the spinal cord...
June 2, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557903/functional-recovery-following-early-kyphoplasty-versus-conservative-management-in-stable-thoracuolumbar-fractures-in-parachute-jumpers-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#11
Mohammad S Masoudi, Ali Haghnegahdar, Fariborz Ghaffarpasand, Ghazal Ilami
STUDY DESIGN: A randomized clinical trial. OBJECTIVE: To compare the functional recovery between early kyphoplasty and conservative care in paratroopers with stable thoracolumbar fractures. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Treatment of traumatic stable thoracolumbar fractures in young individuals is still a debate. Conservative management and kyphoplasty are options of therapy. But enough data are not available for supporting each. METHODS: We included 70 paratroopers with stable thoracolumbar fractures (A1 and A2 classification according to AOSpine thoracolumbar spine injury classification system) presenting <60 days after trauma and hyperintensity in T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510778/michael-g-fehlings-norbert-weidner-guest-eds-luiz-r-g-vialle-series-ed-aospine-masters-series-vol-7-spinal-cord-injury-and-regeneration-thieme-new-york-stuttgart-2016-hardback-225%C3%A2-pp-50-illustrations-isbn-9781626232273-eisbn-9781626232280-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-109-99-us-%C3%A2-119
#12
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451507/assessment-of-a-learning-strategy-among-spine-surgeons
#13
Alberto Ofenhejm Gotfryd, Jose Alfredo Corredor, William Jacobsen Teixeira, Delio Eulálio Martins, Jeronimo Milano, Alexandre Sadao Iutaka
STUDY DESIGN: Pilot test, observational study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate objectively the knowledge transfer provided by theoretical and practical activities during AOSpine courses for spine surgeons. METHODS: During two AOSpine principles courses, 62 participants underwent precourse assessment, which consisted of questions about their professional experience, preferences regarding adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) classification, and classifying the curves by means of the Lenke classification of two AIS clinical cases...
February 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451501/prevalence-and-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-reintubation-after-anterior-cervical-spine-surgery-results-from-the-aospine-north-america-multicenter-study-on-8887-patients
#14
Narihito Nagoshi, Michael G Fehlings, Hiroaki Nakashima, Lindsay Tetreault, Jeffrey L Gum, Zachary A Smith, Wellington K Hsu, Chadi A Tannoury, Tony Tannoury, Vincent C Traynelis, Paul M Arnold, Thomas E Mroz, Ziya L Gokaslan, Mohamad Bydon, Anthony F De Giacomo, Bruce C Jobse, Eric M Massicotte, K Daniel Riew
STUDY DESIGN: A multicenter, retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clinical outcomes in patients with reintubation after anterior cervical spine surgery. METHODS: A total of 8887 patients undergoing anterior cervical spine surgery were enrolled in the AOSpine North America Rare Complications of Cervical Spine Surgery study. Patients with or without complications after surgery were included. Demographic and surgical information were collected for patients with reintubation...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451500/perioperative-vision-loss-in-cervical-spinal-surgery
#15
Brandon C Gabel, Arthur Lam, Jens R Chapman, Rod J Oskouian, Ahmad Nassr, Bradford L Currier, Arjun S Sebastian, Paul M Arnold, Steven R Hamilton, Michael G Fehlings, Thomas E Mroz, K Daniel Riew
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective multicenter case series. OBJECTIVE: To assess the rate of perioperative vision loss following cervical spinal surgery. METHODS: Medical records for 17 625 patients from 21 high-volume surgical centers from the AOSpine North America Clinical Research Network who received cervical spine surgery (levels from C2 to C7) between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2011, inclusive, were reviewed to identify occurrences of vision loss following surgery...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451499/iatrogenic-spinal-cord-injury-resulting-from-cervical-spine-surgery
#16
Alan H Daniels, Robert A Hart, Alan S Hilibrand, David E Fish, Jeffrey C Wang, Elizabeth L Lord, Zorica Buser, P Justin Tortolani, D Alex Stroh, Ahmad Nassr, Bradford L Currier, Arjun S Sebastian, Paul M Arnold, Michael G Fehlings, Thomas E Mroz, K Daniel Riew
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE: To examine the incidence of iatrogenic spinal cord injury following elective cervical spine surgery. METHODS: A retrospective multicenter case series study involving 21 high-volume surgical centers from the AOSpine North America Clinical Research Network was conducted. Medical records for 17 625 patients who received cervical spine surgery (levels from C2 to C7) between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2011, were reviewed to identify occurrence of iatrogenic spinal cord injury...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451496/carotid-artery-injury-in-anterior-cervical-spine-surgery-multicenter-cohort-study-and-literature-review
#17
Roger Härtl, Marjan Alimi, Mohamed Abdelatif Boukebir, Connor D Berlin, Rodrigo Navarro-Ramirez, Paul M Arnold, Michael G Fehlings, Thomas E Mroz, K Daniel Riew
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study and literature review. OBJECTIVE: To provide more comprehensive data about carotid artery injury (CAI) or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) related to anterior cervical spine surgery. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, multicenter, case series study involving 21 high-volume surgical centers from the AOSpine North America Clinical Research Network. Medical records of 17 625 patients who went through cervical spine surgery (levels from C2 to C7) between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2011, were analyzed...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451492/recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-palsy-after-cervical-spine-surgery-a-multicenter-aospine-clinical-research-network-study
#18
Ziya L Gokaslan, Mohamad Bydon, Rafael De la Garza-Ramos, Zachary A Smith, Wellington K Hsu, Sheeraz A Qureshi, Samuel K Cho, Evan O Baird, Thomas E Mroz, Michael Fehlings, Paul M Arnold, K Daniel Riew
STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter retrospective study. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the risk of symptomatic recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy (RLNP) following cervical spine surgery, to examine risk factors for its development, and to report its treatment and outcomes. METHODS: A multicenter study from 21 high-volume surgical centers from the AOSpine North America Clinical Research Network was performed. Each center screened for rare complications following cervical spine surgery, including RLNP...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451490/incidence-and-outcomes-of-acute-implant-extrusion-following-anterior-cervical-spine-surgery
#19
Gabriel A Smith, Jonathan Pace, Mark Corriveau, Sungho Lee, Thomas E Mroz, Ahmad Nassr, Michael G Fehlings, Robert A Hart, Alan S Hilibrand, Paul M Arnold, David B Bumpass, Ziya Gokaslan, Mohamad Bydon, Jeremy L Fogelson, Eric M Massicotte, K Daniel Riew, Michael P Steinmetz
STUDY DESIGN: Multi-institutional retrospective case series of 8887 patients who underwent anterior cervical spine surgery. OBJECTIVE: Anterior decompression from discectomy or corpectomy is not without risk. Surgical morbidity ranges from 9% to 20% and is likely underreported. Little is known of the incidence and effects of rare complications on functional outcomes following anterior spinal surgery. In this retrospective review, we examined implant extrusions (IEs) following anterior cervical fusion...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451488/esophageal-perforation-following-anterior-cervical-spine-surgery-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Stuart H Hershman, William A Kunkle, Michael P Kelly, Jacob M Buchowski, Wilson Z Ray, David B Bumpass, Jeffrey L Gum, Colleen M Peters, Weerasak Singhatanadgige, Jin Young Kim, Zachary A Smith, Wellington K Hsu, Ahmad Nassr, Bradford L Currier, Ra'Kerry K Rahman, Robert E Isaacs, Justin S Smith, Christopher Shaffrey, Sara E Thompson, Jeffrey C Wang, Elizabeth L Lord, Zorica Buser, Paul M Arnold, Michael G Fehlings, Thomas E Mroz, K Daniel Riew
STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter retrospective case series and review of the literature. OBJECTIVE: To determine the rate of esophageal perforations following anterior cervical spine surgery. METHODS: As part of an AOSpine series on rare complications, a retrospective cohort study was conducted among 21 high-volume surgical centers to identify esophageal perforations following anterior cervical spine surgery. Staff at each center abstracted data from patients' charts and created case report forms for each event identified...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
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