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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146432/predictors-of-hospital-length-of-stay-and-30-day-readmission-in-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-patients-an-analysis-of-3057-patients-using-the-acs-nsqip-database
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Peter G Passias, Cyrus M Jalai, Nancy Worley, Shaleen Vira, Saqib Hasan, Samantha R Horn, Frank A Segreto, Cole A Bortz, Andrew P White, Michael Gerling, Virginie LaFage, Thomas Errico
BACKGROUND: Hospital length of stay (LOS), 30-day readmission rate, and other metrics are increasingly being used to evaluate quality of surgical care. The factors most relevant to cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) are not yet established. OBJECTIVE: To identify peri-operative factors associated with extended LOS and/or 30-day readmission following elective surgery for CSM. METHODS: Surgical CSM patients at institutions represented by the American-College-of-Surgeons-National-Surgical-Quality-Improvement-Program (ACS-NSQIP) from 2010-2012 were included...
November 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137073/incidence-of-c5-nerve-root-palsy-after-cervical-surgery-a-meta-analysis-for-last-decade
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Tao Wang, Hui Wang, Sen Liu, Wen-Yuan Ding
PURPOSE: We aim to perform a meta-analysis on incidence of C5 nerve root palsy (C5 palsy) for patients after cervical surgery. METHODS: An extensive search of the literature was performed in PubMed/MEDLINE, Embase, the Cochrane library, CNKI, and WANFANG databases on incidence of C5 palsy from January 2007 to January 2017. Prevalence of C5 palsy related to different surgery methods was calculated and data analysis was conducted with STATA 12.0. RESULTS: A total of 61 studies containing 721 patients with C5 palsy in total 11,481 patients (6...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134156/preoperative-cervical-sagittal-alignment-parameters-and-their-impacts-on-myelopathy-in-patients-with-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-a-retrospective-study
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Wei Yuan, Yue Zhu, Haitao Zhu, Cui Cui, Lei Pei, Zhuxi Huang
Background: Cervical sagittal alignment plays an important role in the pathogenesis of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM), but there are limited studies on the cervical sagittal parameters in CSM patients and their correlations with myelopathy. The aim of this study is to investigate the correlations among the preoperative cervical sagittal alignment parameters and their correlations with the development of myelopathy in patients with CSM. Methods: We retrospectively collected 212 patients with CSM who underwent surgical interventions...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095412/cervical-sagittal-range-of-motion-as-a-predictor-of-symptom-severity-in-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Kristen J Nicholson, Paul W Millhouse, Emily Pflug, Barrett Woods, Gregory D Schroeder, D Greg Anderson, Alan S Hilibrand, Christopher K Kepler, Mark F Kurd, Jeffrey A Rihn, Alexander Vaccaro, Kris E Radcliff
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of radiographic data and functional outcomes. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate whether myelopathy symptom severity upon presentation corresponds to sagittal plane alignment or non-myelopathy symptoms, such as pain, in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cervical sagittal balance is an important parameter in the outcome of surgical reconstruction. However, the effect of sagittal alignment on symptom severity in patients who have not undergone spine surgery is not well defined...
October 31, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093784/sagittal-alignment-of-a-strut-graft-affects-graft-subsidence-and-clinical-outcomes-of-anterior-cervical-corpectomy-and-fusion
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Koun Yamauchi, Kazunari Fushimi, Kei Miyamoto, Akira Hioki, Katsuji Shimizu, Haruhiko Akiyama
Study Design: Retrospective study. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of sagittal alignment of the strut graft on graft subsidence and clinical outcomes after anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF). Overview of Literature: ACCF is a common technique for the treatment of various cervical pathologies. Although graft subsidence sometimes occurs after ACCF, it is one cause for poor clinical results. Malalignment of the strut graft is probably one of the factors associated with graft subsidence...
October 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068880/quantitative-magnetization-transfer-mri-measurements-of-the-anterior-spinal-cord-region-are-associated-with-clinical-outcomes-in-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Michael Brendan Cloney, Zachary A Smith, Kenneth A Weber, Todd B Parrish
STUDY DESIGN: case-control. OBJECTIVE: To understand the role of magnetization transfer ratio in identifying patients with clinically significant myelopathy and disability. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Magnetization transfer ratio (MTR) is a quantitative measure that correlates with myelin loss and neural tissue destruction in a variety of neurological diseases. However, the usefulness of MTR in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) has not been examined...
October 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068879/long-term-sustainability-of-functional-improvement-following-central-corpectomy-for-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-and-ossification-of-posterior-longitudinal-ligament
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Sauradeep Sarkar, Vedantam Rajshekhar
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To examine predictors of long-term outcome and sustainability of initial functional improvement in patients undergoing corpectomy for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) or ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There are limited data on the predictors of outcome and sustainability of initial functional improvement on long-term follow-up following cervical corpectomy...
October 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065658/atlas-free-cervical-spinal-cord-segmentation-on-midsagittal-t2-weighted-magnetic-resonance-images
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Chun-Chih Liao, Hsien-Wei Ting, Furen Xiao
An automatic atlas-free method for segmenting the cervical spinal cord on midsagittal T2-weighted magnetic resonance images (MRI) is presented. Pertinent anatomical knowledge is transformed into constraints employed at different stages of the algorithm. After picking up the midsagittal image, the spinal cord is detected using expectation maximization and dynamic programming (DP). Using DP, the anterior and posterior edges of the spinal canal and the vertebral column are detected. The vertebral bodies and the intervertebral disks are then segmented using region growing...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054553/long-term-results-of-a-prospective-study-of-anterior-decompression-with-fusion-and-posterior-decompression-with-laminoplasty-for-treatment-of-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Takashi Hirai, Toshitaka Yoshii, Kenichiro Sakai, Hiroyuki Inose, Tsuyoshi Yamada, Tsuyoshi Kato, Shigenori Kawabata, Yoshiyasu Arai, Kenichi Shinomiya, Atsushi Okawa
BACKGROUND: There have been no prospective studies comparing anterior surgery and posterior method in terms of long-term outcomes. The purposes of this study is to clarify whether there is any difference in long-term clinical and radiologic outcomes of anterior decompression with fusion (ADF) and laminoplasty (LAMP) for the treatment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). METHODS: Ninety-five patients were prospectively treated with ADF or LAMP for CSM in our hospital from 1996 through 2003...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053829/letter-clinical-outcomes-following-surgical-management-of-coexisting-parkinson-disease-and-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
#10
Hua Zhong, Zhihong Zhou, Jianchun Liu, Lebin Guo, Guo-Hua Lv, Jing Li, Ming-Xiang Zou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 19, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028790/imaging-factors-that-distinguish-between-patients-with-asymptomatic-and-symptomatic-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-with-mild-to-moderate-cervical-spinal-cord-compression
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Jun Ming Cao, Jing Tao Zhang, Da Long Yang, Yi Peng Yang, He Huan Xia, Liu Yang
BACKGROUND Not all patients with spinal cord compression due to cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) have clinical symptoms and signs. The aim of this study was to investigate and compare the imaging findings in asymptomatic and symptomatic patients with CSM with mild to moderate cervical spinal cord compression. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective clinical study included 68 patients. Group A (n=30) had no symptoms and signs; group B (n=38) had symptoms and signs of cervical myelopathy. The age, sex, body mass index (BMI), history of steroid treatment, duration of symptoms, number of spondylotic cervical segments, Torg ratio, range of motion (ROM), incidence of cervical segmental instability, overall curvature of the cervical spine, direction of spinal cord compression, and spinal cord magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signal intensity were compared...
October 13, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017106/surgical-outcomes-after-laminoplasty-for-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-a-focus-on-the-dynamic-factors-and-signal-intensity-changes-in-the-intramedullary-spinal-cord-on-mri
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Masashi Miyazaki, Naoki Notani, Toshinobu Ishihara, Shozo Kanezaki, Hiroshi Tsumura
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to analyze the relationship between the dynamic factors and signal intensity changes in the intramedullary spinal cord on MRI, and surgical outcomes, following double-door laminoplasty for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 100 consecutive patients who underwent double-door laminoplasty for CSM. The following factors were analyzed: JOA score recovery rate, age, duration from onset to surgery, intraoperative bleeding, signal intensity changes in the intramedullary spinal cord on MRI, pre and postoperative C2-7 lordotic angle (LA), changes in C2-7 LA, pre and postoperative C2-7 range of motion (ROM), and pre and postoperative segmental ROM...
November 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016440/the-feature-of-clinical-and-radiographic-outcomes-in-elderly-patients-with-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-a-prospective-cohort-study-on-1025-patients
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Masaaki Machino, Shiro Imagama, Kei Ando, Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Kenyu Ito, Mikito Tsushima, Akiyuki Matsumoto, Masayoshi Morozumi, Satoshi Tanaka, Keigo Ito, Fumihiko Kato, Yoshihiro Nishida, Naoki Ishiguro
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective cohort study OBJECTIVE.: The purpose of this study was to compare the surgical outcomes between non-elderly and elderly patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) and to characterize the preoperative symptoms and postoperative residual symptoms in elderly patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Age at the time of surgery influences the surgical outcome. However, no report has elucidated residual symptoms following surgery in elderly patients with CSM...
October 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966823/initial-radiological-findings-utilizing-titanium-basket-for-cervical-open-door-laminoplasty
#14
Hidenori Matsuoka, Yukoh Ohara, Yoshiyuki Tomita, Nahoko Kikuchi, Yoshitaka Hirano, Hisaaki Uchikado, Junichi Mizuno
BACKGROUND: Cervical laminoplasty, utilizing different spacers to ''keep the door open,'' is the gold standard in Japan for treating ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) and cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). Here, we utilized a novel titanium ''basket'' spacer (Laminoplasty Basket: L-Basket; Ammtec, Tokyo) to perform open door cervical laminoplasty to keep the "door open" while also allowing for bony fusion across the open door. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients with/without OPLL were treated with open door laminoplasty utilizing the basket spacer...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937936/is-high-t-1-slope-a-significant-risk-factor-for-developing-interlaminar-bony-fusion-after-cervical-laminoplasty-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Takeshi Oichi, Yasushi Oshima, Hiroyuki Oka, Yuki Taniguchi, Hirotaka Chikuda, Yoshitaka Matsubayashi, Katsushi Takeshita, Sakae Tanaka
OBJECTIVE Several investigators have reported the occurrence of interlaminar bony fusion after cervical laminoplasty, which is reportedly associated with reduced postoperative cervical range of motion (ROM). However, to the authors' knowledge, no previous study has investigated the characteristics of patients who were likely to develop interlaminar bony fusion after cervical laminoplasty. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the risk factors for interlaminar bony fusion in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) following cervical laminoplasty and to investigate the effect of interlaminar bony fusion on surgical outcomes...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919610/open-door-laminoplasty-for-multilevel-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-and-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-opll-using-titanium-reconstruction-miniplate-and-screws
#16
M K Ahsan, M A Awwal, S I Khan, N Zaman, M H Haque, Z Zahangiri
To review outcome of 25 patients who underwent open-door cervical laminoplasty for multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy (MCSM) and ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) using titanium reconstruction miniplate and screws. Records of 18 men and 7 women aged 35 to 78 (mean, 62.6) years were reviewed retrospectively from October 2009 and October 2014 at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) and in our private settings, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Four patients had 5 levels (C3-C7), 21 patients had 4 levels (C3-C6) decompression and 3 patients (12%) performed foraminotomies...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894688/current-diagnosis-and-management-of-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
#17
REVIEW
Joshua Bakhsheshian, Vivek A Mehta, John C Liu
STUDY DESIGN: Review. OBJECTIVES: Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a major cause of disability, particular in elderly patients. Awareness and understanding of CSM is imperative to facilitate early diagnosis and management. This review article addresses CSM with regard to its epidemiology, anatomical considerations, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, imaging characteristics, treatment approaches and outcomes, and the cost-effectiveness of surgical options...
September 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884563/expressions-and-significance-of-hif-1%C3%AE-and-aqp-3-in-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-tissues-of-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
#18
Xiangqi Tan, Yuqing Chen, Zhuyong Ji
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 7, 2017: Minerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882525/multilevel-posterior-foraminotomy-with-laminoplasty-versus-laminoplasty-alone-for-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-with-radiculopathy-a-comparative-study
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Dong-Ho Lee, Jae Hwan Cho, Chang Ju Hwang, Choon Sung Lee, Chunghwan Kim, Jung-Ki Ha
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Conventional laminoplasty is useful for expanding a stenotic spinal canal. However, it has limited use for the decompression of accompanying neural foraminal stenosis. As such, an additional posterior foraminotomy could be simultaneously applied, although this procedure carries a risk of segmental kyphosis and instability. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to elucidate the long-term surgical outcomes of additional posterior foraminotomy with laminoplasty (LF) for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) with radiculopathy...
September 4, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881121/the-predictable-factors-of-the-postoperative-kyphotic-change-of-sagittal-alignment-of-the-cervical-spine-after-the-laminoplasty
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Jun Seok Lee, Dong Wuk Son, Su Hun Lee, Dong Ha Kim, Sang Weon Lee, Geun Sung Song
OBJECTIVE: Laminoplasty is an effective surgical method for treating cervical degenerative disease. However, postoperative complications such as kyphosis, restriction of neck motion, and instability are often reported. Despite sufficient preoperative lordosis, this procedure often aggravates the lordotic curve of the cervical spine and straightens cervical alignment. Hence, it is important to examine preoperative risk factors associated with postoperative kyphotic alignment changes. Our study aimed to investigate preoperative radiologic parameters associated with kyphotic deformity post laminoplasty...
September 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
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