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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811990/clinical-outcomes-of-total-disc-replacement-versus-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-for-surgical-treatment-of-lumbar-degenerative-disc-disease
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Tobias A Mattei, Jennifer Beer, Alisson R Teles, Azeem A Rehman, Jean Aldag, Dzung Dinh
STUDY DESIGN: The authors performed a retrospective controlled study of patients diagnosed with lumbar degenerative disc disease who received surgical intervention (either total disc replacement [TDR]/Activ-L or anterior lumbar interbody fusion [ALIF]) at a single tertiary-care hospital from 2007-2010. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the clinical outcomes after TDR in comparison with ALIF for surgical treatment of lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD). METHODS: Analyzed data included intra-operative blood loss, time to return to work, and clinical outcomes as evaluated through the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) and the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) pain questionnaires pre-operatively and at 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year postoperative follow-up...
August 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803172/influence-of-obesity-on-complications-clinical-outcome-and-subsidence-following-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-alif-prospective-observational-study
#2
Kevin Phan, Priya Rogers, Prashanth J Rao, Ralph J Mobbs
BACKGROUND: The complications associated with obesity have been well described for posterior lumbar spinal surgery. However, the influence of obesity on anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is not well established. We aimed to compare complication risks, functional outcomes and subsidence rates in normal, overweight and obese patients who underwent ALIF. METHODS: 137 consecutive patients undergoing ALIF surgery from 2012-2014 were prospectively followed. Patients were categorized into 3 groups according to their body mass index (BMI)...
August 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782791/occupational-exposures-to-solvents-and-metals-are-associated-with-fixed-airflow-obstruction
#3
Sheikh M Alif, Shyamali C Dharmage, Geza Benke, Martine Dennekamp, Jennifer L Burgess, Caroline J Lodge, Stephen Morrison, David P Johns, Graham G Giles, Lyle C Gurrin, Paul S Thomas, John L Hopper, Richard Wood-Baker, Bruce R Thompson, Iain H Feather, Roel Vermeulen, Hans Kromhout, E Haydn Walters, Michael J Abramson, Melanie C Matheson
Objectives This study investigated the associations between occupational exposures to solvents and metals and fixed airflow obstruction (AO) using post-bronchodilator spirometry. Methods We included 1335 participants from the 2002-2008 follow-up of the Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study. Ever-exposure and cumulative exposure-unit (EU) years were calculated using the ALOHA plus job exposure matrix (JEM). Fixed AO was defined as post-bronchodilator forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1)/forced vital capacity (FVC) <0...
August 7, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770402/kinematic-efficacy-of-supplemental-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-at-lumbosacral-levels-in-thoracolumbosacral-deformity-correction-with-and-without-pedicle-subtraction-osteotomy-at-l3-an-in-vitro-cadaveric-study
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Benny T Dahl, Jonathan A Harris, Manasa Gudipally, Mark Moldavsky, Saif Khalil, Brandon S Bucklen
PURPOSE: Pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) is performed to treat rigid, sagittal spinal deformities, but high rates of implant failure are reported. Anterior lumbar interbody fusion has been proposed to reduce this risk, but biomechanical investigation is lacking. The goal of this study was to quantify the (1) destabilizing effects of a lumbar osteotomy and (2) contribution of anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) at the lumbosacral junction as recommended in literature. METHODS: Fourteen fresh human thoracolumbosacral spines (T12-S1) were tested in flexion-extension (FE), lateral bending (LB), and axial rotation (AR)...
August 2, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765063/indirect-decompression-and-reduction-of-lumbar-spondylolisthesis-does-not-result-in-higher-rates-of-immediate-and-long-term-complications
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Jacob Januszewski, Joshua M Beckman, Konrad Bach, Andrew C Vivas, Juan S Uribe
Nerve root decompression and spondylolisthesis reduction is typically reserved for open surgery. MIS techniques have been thought to be associated with higher rates of neurological complications. This study aims to report acute and chronic neurologic complications encountered with MIS surgery for spondylolisthesis, specifically, the incidence of nerve root injury and clinical and radiographic outcomes. A retrospective review of 269 patients who underwent MIS LIF or ALIF treatment for lumbar degenerative or isthmic grade 1 or 2 spondylolisthesis was conducted...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739516/endopelvic-approach-for-iliac-crest-bone-harvesting-technical-note
#6
S Le Pape, R Gauthe, L Du Pouget, O Gille, J-M Vital, M Ould-Slimane
BACKGROUND: The anterior approach to lumbar spine surgery has grown in popularity in the past few years; spinal fusion of the last two lumbar levels is often required. While there are alternatives to bone grafting available, including recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2 or bone substitutes, only cancellous autologous bone has all the required factors for bone growth. To avoid the use of bone substitutes, remote iliac crest bone harvesting remains the gold standard. However, this technique may lead to some unfavorable outcomes...
July 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735127/the-fate-of-patients-with-adult-spinal-deformity-incurring-rod-fracture-after-thoracolumbar-fusion
#7
D Kojo Hamilton, John A Buza, Peter Passias, Cyrus Jalai, Han Jo Kim, Tamir Ailon, Munish Gupta, Daniel Sciubba, Amit Jain, Christopher P Ames, Vedat Deviren, Alan Daniels, Virginie Lafage, Shay Bess, Eric Klineberg, Christopher I Shaffrey, Justin S Smith, Robert Hart
OBJECTIVE: To report the outcome of adult spinal deformity (ASD) in patients with rod fracture (RF) after thoracolumbar fusion. METHODS: Retrospective review of prospective, multicenter database. Operative patients with ASD ≥18 years old with RF after ASD surgery and with a minimum 6-month follow-up after RF were included. Health-related quality of life scores and radiographic alignment were compared with nonparametric paired and independent testing (P < 0...
July 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723873/total-disc-arthroplasty-and-anterior-interbody-fusion-in-the-lumbar-spine-have-relatively-few-differences-in-readmission-and-short-term-adverse-events
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Blake N Shultz, Alexander T Wilson, Nathaniel T Ondeck, Patawut Bovonratwet, Ryan P McLynn, Jonathan J Cui, Jonathan N Grauer
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective matched cohort study of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE: To compare rates of adverse events and readmission between lumbar total disc arthroplasty (TDA) and anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: TDA and ALIF may be considered for similar degenerative indications. However, there have been few large-cohort comparison studies of short-term clinical outcomes for these procedures...
July 18, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687678/occupational-exposure-to-pesticides-are-associated-with-fixed-airflow-obstruction-in-middle-age
#9
Sheikh M Alif, Shyamali C Dharmage, Geza Benke, Martine Dennekamp, John A Burgess, Jennifer L Perret, Caroline J Lodge, Stephen Morrison, David Peter Johns, Graham G Giles, Lyle C Gurrin, Paul S Thomas, John Llewelyn Hopper, Richard Wood-Baker, Bruce R Thompson, Iain H Feather, Roel Vermeulen, Hans Kromhout, E Haydn Walters, Michael J Abramson, Melanie Claire Matheson
RATIONALE: Population-based studies have found evidence of a relationship between occupational exposures and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), but these studies are limited by the use of prebronchodilator spirometry. Establishing this link using postbronchodilator is critical, because occupational exposures are a modifiable risk factor for COPD. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the associations between occupational exposures and fixed airflow obstruction using postbronchodilator spirometry...
July 7, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676316/a-meta-analysis-comparing-alif-plif-tlif-and-llif
#10
REVIEW
Ian Teng, Julian Han, Kevin Phan, Ralph Mobbs
INTRODUCTION: Lumbar interbody fusions have been widely used to treat degenerative lumbar disease that fails to respond to conservative treatment. This procedure is divided according to its approach: anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF), posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF), transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) and lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF). Each approach has its own theoretical advantages and disadvantages; however, there have been no studies that compared these...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643127/preoperative-evaluation-of-left-common-iliac-vein-in-oblique-lateral-interbody-fusion-at-l5-s1
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Nam-Su Chung, Chang-Hoon Jeon, Han-Dong Lee, Heon-Ju Kweon
PURPOSE: Oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF) L5-S1 is essentially to perform an anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) in the lateral position. Because the surgical procedures are performed "obliquely" over the left common iliac vein (LCIV), ensuring that the vein is protected which is particularly important. We aimed to evaluate the configuration of LCIV and its risk of mobilization during anterior approach at L5-S1 segment. METHODS: This study involved 65 consecutive patients who underwent anterior lumbar fusion (ALIF, n = 39; OLIF, n = 26) at the L5-S1 segment...
June 22, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622187/radiographic-and-clinical-outcomes-of-anterior-and-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-comparative-studies
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Remi M Ajiboye, Haddy Alas, Gina M Mosich, Akshay Sharma, Sina Pourtaheri
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. OBJECTIVE: Compare the radiographic and clinical outcomes of anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) to transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ALIF and TLIF are 2 methods of achieving spinal arthrodesis. There are conflicting reports with no consensus on the optimal interbody technique to achieve successful radiographic and clinical outcomes. The goal of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to compare the radiographic and clinical outcomes of ALIF to TLIF...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602928/which-approach-is-advantageous-to-preventing-the-development-of-asd-a-comparative-analysis-of-3-different-lumbar-interbody-fusion-techniques-alif-llif-and-plif-in-l4-5-spondylolisthesis
#13
Chul-Woo Lee, Kang-Jun Yoon, Sang-Soo Ha
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare radiological and clinical outcomes in patients with L4-5 lumbar spondylolisthesis who have undergone either instrumented Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF), Lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF), or Posterior Lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF), especially with regard to the development of Adjacent segment disease (ASD). METHODS: Eighty-two patients with preoperative L4-5 spondylolisthesis and minimal ASD who underwent instrumented L4-5 fusion were divided into three groups according to the surgical approach used for treatment (ALIF: 27 patients, LLIF: 24 patients, PLIF: 31 patients)...
June 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598895/the-concurrent-use-of-lumbar-total-disc-arthroplasty-and-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-the-lumbar-hybrid-procedure-for-the-treatment-of-multi-level-symptomatic-degenerative-disc-disease-a-prospective-study
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Matthew Scott-Young, Laurence McEntee, Ben Schram, Evelyne Rathbone, Wayne Hing, David Nielsen
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper is to evaluate clinical and patient outcomes post combined Total Disc Arthroplasty (TDA) and Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF), known as hybrid surgery for the treatment of multi-level symptomatic degenerative disc disease (DDD). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Class I studies comparing the treatment of one level lumbar DDD with TDA and ALIF have confirmed the effectiveness of those treatments through clinical and patient outcomes...
June 8, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591074/different-fusion-approaches-for-single-level-lumbar-spondylolysis-have-similar-perioperative-outcomes
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Raj J Gala, Patawut Bovonratwet, Matthew L Webb, Arya G Varthi, Michael D Daubs, Jonathan N Grauer
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study OBJECTIVE.: To compare perioperative adverse events for patients with lumbar spondylolysis treated with transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF), posterior spinal fusion (PSF), combined anterior and posterior fusion (AP fusion), or anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Prior cohort studies have shown similar long-term outcomes for different surgical approaches for this indication, but potential differences in thirty day perioperative adverse events have not been well characterized...
June 6, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557450/does-synergism-in-microscopic-polarity-correlate-with-extrema-in-macroscopic-properties-for-aqueous-mixtures-of-dipolar-aprotic-solvents
#16
Alif Duereh, Yoshiyuki Sato, Richard Lee Smith, Hiroshi Inomata, Fabio Pichierri
Aqueous mixtures of dipolar aprotic solvents (acetonitrile, γ-valerolactone, γ-butyrolactone, tetrahydrofuran, 1,4-dioxane, acetone, pyridine, N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, N,N-dimethylformamide, N,N-dimethylacetamide, and dimethyl sulfoxide) show synergism in microscopic polarity and extrema in macroscopic viscosity (η) and molar excess enthalpy (H(E)) in water-rich compositions that correlate with solvent functional group electrostatic basicity (β2(H)). Microscopic polarities of aqueous solvent mixtures were estimated by measuring the spectral shift (λmax) of 4-nitroaniline with UV-vis spectroscopy at 25 °C...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549000/a-comparison-of-anterior-and-posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusions-complications-readmissions-discharge-dispositions-and-costs
#17
Rabia Qureshi, Varun Puvanesarajah, Amit Jain, Adam L Shimer, Francis H Shen, Hamid Hassanzadeh
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective Database Review OBJECTIVE.: To understand medical complication rates, readmission rates, costs and discharge dispositions in ALIFs versus TLIF/PLIFs for lumbar degenerative disease. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Indications for anterior (ALIFs) vs posterior lumbar interbody fusions (PLIFs) can vary, though benefits of anterior approach surgery include full access to the anterior column and ability to place fusion devices. METHODS: The PearlDiver Database of Medicare records was utilized for this retrospective database review...
May 25, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540127/learning-curves-for-minimally-invasive-spine-surgeries-are-they-worth-it
#18
EDITORIAL
Nancy E Epstein
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) spine procedures were developed to limit operative time, the extent of dissection, and reduce perioperative morbidity. Here, we asked what are the "learning curves" for these MIS spine procedures? METHODS: We reviewed studies in the literature that discussed the "learning curves" attributed to performing different MIS spine surgical procedures. Of interest, the majority were single-surgeon series. RESULTS: Very few articles assessed the learning curves for different MIS spine procedures...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532910/impact-of-elderly-age-on-complications-and-clinical-outcomes-following-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-surgery
#19
Kevin Phan, Vignesh Ramachandran, Tommy Tran, Steven Phan, Prashanth J Rao, Ralph J Mobbs
BACKGROUND: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) is a surgical technique used to treat patients with a variety of lumbar pathologies. Identification of risk factors leading to complication following ALIF surgery may allow surgeons to better judge candidacy and optimize care for high-risk patients. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted on a prospectively collected database of 137 patients who all underwent ALIF surgery by a single primary spine surgeon...
May 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507884/a-retrospective-analysis-of-complications-associated-with-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-in-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion
#20
Kevork Hindoyan, Justin Tilan, Zorica Buser, Jeremiah R Cohen, Darrel S Brodke, Jim A Youssef, Jong-Beom Park, S Tim Yoon, Hans-Joerg Meisel, Jeffrey C Wang
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to quantify the frequency of complications associated with recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2 (rhBMP-2) use in anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF). METHODS: The orthopedic subset of the Medicare database (PearlDiver) was queried for this retrospective cohort study using International Statistical Classification of Diseases 9 (ICD-9) and Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) codes for ALIF procedures with and without rhBMP-2 between 2005 and 2010...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
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