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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162501/comparison-of-the-effects-of-local-anesthesia-and-epidural-anesthesia-for-percutaneous-transforaminal-endoscopic-discectomy-in-elderly-patients-over-65-years-old
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Yanjie Zhu, Yongzhao Zhao, Guoxin Fan, Guangfei Gu, Shiyu Sun, Shuo Hu, Shisheng He
BACKGROUND: sLocal anesthesia (LA) is recommended for percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy (PTED) but clinical practice indicates that LA cannot achieve satisfactory pain management during PTED. OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to investigate the comparisons between LA and EA for PTED in elderly population over 65 years old. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of patients over 65 years old received PTED from May 2013 to December 2014...
November 18, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162074/the-role-of-cage-height-on-the-flexibility-and-load-sharing-of-lumbar-spine-after-lumbar-interbody-fusion-with-unilateral-and-bilateral-instrumentation-a-biomechanical-study
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Lin Du, Xiao-Jiang Sun, Tang-Jun Zhou, Yuan-Chao Li, Chen Chen, Chang-Qing Zhao, Kai Zhang, Jie Zhao
BACKGROUND: One- and two-level lumbar interbody fusion with unilateral instrumentation is as effective as that with bilateral instrumentation. The height of the interbody cage influences the operated segment stability and the fusion technique success. The purpose of this research was to determine the effect of the fusion cage height (i.e. long and short) on both the stability (based on flexibility measures) and load sharing of the unilateral and bilateral instrumented transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) technique...
November 21, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158095/sagittal-alignment-as-predictors-of-of-adjacent-segment-disease-after-lumbar-transforaminal-inter-body-fusion
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Jin Sun, Hui Huang, Jun-Jie Wang, Na-Xin Fu
OBJECTIVES: The study was carried out to explore the diagnostic value of sagittal measurement for adjacent segment disease after Lumbar transforaminal inter-body fusion(TLIF). METHODS: A total of 163 subjects who adopted TLIFfor lumbar disease , were initially enrolled in the study from July 2013 to August 2017 . Sagittal alignment including thoracic inlet and pine-pelvic parameters were measured by using pre- operative full-length free-standing radiographs. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was performed to evaluate these parameters as diagnostic index for adjacent segment disease (ASD)...
November 17, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149145/endoscopic-epidural-laser-decompression-versus-transforaminal-epiduroscopic-laser-annuloplasty-for-lumbar-disc-herniation-a-prospective-randomized-trial
#4
Chang Hong Park, Sang Ho Lee
BACKGROUND: Lumbar radicular pain often results from lumbar disc herniation, spinal stenosis, or degenerative spondylolisthesis. Minimally invasive disc decompression procedures, such as nucleo-annuloplasty or epiduroscopic neural decompression by laser, have been devised to treat such pain. OBJECTIVE: The short-term outcomes of disc decompression by endoscopic epidural laser decompression (EELD) or transforaminal epiduroscopic laser annuloplasty (TELA) were compared in patients with lumbar radicular pain due to disc herniation...
November 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145287/transforaminal-endoscopy-in-lumbar-burst-fracture-a-case-report
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Yuanyi Wang, Cong Ning, Liyu Yao, Xiuying Huang, Chengliang Zhao, Bin Chen, Nan Zhang
RATIONALE: Lumbar burst fractures are frequent injury resulting from high-energy trauma, and the patients suffer from pain and the neurologic dysfunction. Although minimally invasive techniques have advanced rapidly, it was the first time to apply transforaminal endoscopic combined with percutaneous pedicle screw fixation to treatment of lumbar burst fractures. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 33-year-old man underwent Magerl type A3.1 burst fracture at L2 and compression fractures at L3 due to falling from a height with severe lower back pain, sensory loss, and atony of the right leg...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138074/outcome-of-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injection-according-to-the-severity-of-cervical-foraminal-stenosis
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Min Son Kim, Dong Gyu Lee, Min Cheol Chang
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI) is considered one of the most effective treatments for radicular pain induced by cervical foraminal stenosis. PURPOSE: To evaluate the treatment outcome of TFESI according to the severity of cervical foraminal stenosis DESIGN: Retrospective study. PATIENT SAMPLE: Fifty-three patients with cervical radiculopathy due to cervical foraminal stenosis. OUTCOME MEASURES: Pain intensity was evaluated using a numeric rating scale (NRS) at pretreatment, 2 weeks, and 1, 2, and 3 months after TFESI...
November 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137917/radiation-exposure-with-hybrid-image-guidance-based-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion
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Michael M Safaee, Taemin Oh, Murat Pekmezci, Aaron J Clark
The transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is used for the treatment of back and leg pain secondary to spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and spondylolisthesis. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is associated with less estimated blood loss (EBL), decreased length of stay, lower infection rates, and similar outcomes compared to the traditional TLIF. Fluoroscopy time has been reported with MIS-TLIF, but there are limited data on specific radiation dosages. We performed a retrospective analysis of a prospectively acquired cohort of patients undergoing MIS-TLIF...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135609/is-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-interbody-fusion-superior-to-traditional-open-technique
#8
Nathan R Wanderman, Elvis L Francois, Ahmad Nassr, Arjun S Sebastian
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 10, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130140/transforaminal-intrathecal-delivery-of-nusinersen-using-cone-beam-computed-tomography-for-children-with-spinal-muscular-atrophy-and-extensive-surgical-instrumentation-early-results-of-technical-success-and-safety
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John J Weaver, Niranjana Natarajan, Dennis W W Shaw, Susan D Apkon, Kevin S H Koo, Giri M Shivaram, Eric J Monroe
BACKGROUND: Nusinersen, the only treatment approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), is delivered intrathecally. Many children with SMA have extensive spinal instrumentation and deformities, often precluding the use of standard approaches for gaining intrathecal access. Furthermore the anatomical distortion that often occurs with rotoscoliosis can complicate the use of fluoroscopic guidance. Compared to fluoroscopy, CT affords superior guidance for complex needle placements...
November 13, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129381/cavernous-hemangiomas-of-the-third-ventricle-alternative-surgical-routes-in-two-cases
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Mehmet Seçer, Murat Ulutaş, Fatih Alagöz, Kadir Çınar, Özhan Merzuk Uçkun, Ergün Dağlıoğlu
Cavernous Hemangiomas (CH) arise from any part of the cerebrum. Intraventricular lesions are rare and pure third ventricular localization is rare for CHs. Cavernomas of the ventricles may present with bleeding or signs associated with hydrocephalus. Radical excision is advocated for optimal management of cavernomas. In the present study, we present two cavernomas of the third ventricle which were completely excised via interhemispheric transcallosal transforaminal and Sylvian approaches. Radical excision should be the aim of the surgeon since reoperation for residual cavernomas is more commonly associated with complications and poor outcome...
October 31, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119334/percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-for-high-grade-down-migrated-disc-using-a-trans-facet-process-and-pedicle-complex-approach-a-technical-case-series
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Qing-Feng Hu, Hao Pan, Yi-You Fang, Gao-Yong Jia
PURPOSE: The use of conventional percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) for high-grade down-migrated lumbar disc herniation medial to the pedicle via the transforaminal route can result in less favorable outcomes. We report a new PELD technique for the treatment of high-grade down-migrated lumbar disc herniation via a facet process and pedicle-complex approach. METHODS: Three patients with high-grade down-migrated L3-4 and L4-5 disc herniation presented to our hospital...
November 8, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116946/spinal-cord-injury-by-direct-damage-during-ct-guided-c7-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injection-a-case-report
#12
Min Cheol Chang
Cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI) under the guidance of computed tomography (CT) can offer great anatomical resolution and precise needle placement in the axial plane. However, some complications, including blood pressure surge, allergic reactions, vasovagal syncope, and cerebral infarct, have been reported after CT-guided cervical TFESI. We report the first case of iatrogenic spinal cord injury (SCI) during a CT-guided cervical TFESI. A 67-year-old woman, upon receiving TFESI on Lt...
November 7, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114274/outcomes-of-minimally-invasive-surgery-compared-to-open-posterior-lumbar-instrumentation-and-fusion
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Low Yong Lee, Zamzuri Idris, Tan Boon Beng, Teo Yian Young, Wong Chung Chek, Jafri Malin Abdullah, Wong Sii Hieng
Introduction: Degenerative spine disease is increasingly common. There are many spinal fusion techniques used to treat degenerative spine disease. This study aims to compare the functional outcome of open versus minimally invasive surgery (MIS) technique in posterior lumbar instrumentation and fusion in degenerative spine disease and to evaluate the perioperative outcome and complications between MIS and open surgery. Materials and Methods: This is an observational cross-sectional study conducted on all degenerative spine disease patients who underwent both methods of posterior lumbar instrumentation and fusion from 2010 to 2014 by the Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Department, Sarawak General Hospital...
October 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099886/risk-of-osteoporotic-fracture-after-steroid-injections-in-patients-with-medicare
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Leah Y Carreon, Kevin L Ong, Edmund Lau, Steven M Kurtz, Steven D Glassman
To further evaluate the relationship between steroid injections and osteoporotic fracture risk, we analyzed Medicare administrative claims data on both large-joint steroid injections (LJSIs) into knee and hip and transforaminal steroid injections (TSIs), as well as osteoporotic hip and wrist fractures. Our hypothesis was that a systemic effect of steroid injections would increase fracture risk in all skeletal locations regardless of injection site, whereas a local effect would produce a disproportionate increased risk of spine fracture with spine injection...
September 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093779/comparison-of-clinical-and-radiological-outcomes-of-lumbar-interbody-fusion-using-a-combination-of-hydroxyapatite-and-demineralized-bone-matrix-and-autografts-for-lumbar-degenerative-spondylolisthesis
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Asrafi Rizki Gatam, Luthfi Gatam, Singkat Dohar Lumban Tobing
Study Design: Prospective, cohort, non-inferiority study. Purpose: This study evaluated the clinical and radiological outcomes of interbody fusion using a combination of demineralized bone matrix (DBM) and hydroxyapatite (HA). Overview of Literature: The use of autografts remains a gold standard in lumbar interbody fusion, but the limited availability and donor site morbidity encourages the use of bone substitutes. In addition to autografts, a combination of HA and DBM is being increasingly use for lumbar interbody fusion...
October 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076468/-percutaneous-endoscopic-discectomy-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-degenerative-diseases-of-the-lumbosacral-spine
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N A Konovalov, D S Asyutin, V A Korolishin, I U Cherkiev, B A Zakirov
Modern surgery uses a variety of treatments for spine pathology. Endoscopic techniques have become particularly popular across the world over the past decade. In this article, we summarize our experience and analyze the immediate and long-term results of surgical treatment of lumbar disc herniation using a percutaneous fully endoscopic technique for removing the herniated intervertebral disc, which is new for Russian medical practice. OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the efficacy of percutaneous endoscopic discectomy in the treatment of herniated lumbar discs in patients with radicular pain syndrome...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076042/interbody-fusion-techniques-in-the-surgical-management-of-degenerative-lumbar-spondylolisthesis
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REVIEW
Peter B Derman, Todd J Albert
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The various lumbar interbody fusion (IBF) techniques and the evidence for their use in the treatment of degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis (DLS) are described in this review. RECENT FINDINGS: The existing evidence is mixed regarding the indications for and utility of IBF in DLS, but its use in the setting of pre-operative instability is most strongly supported. Anterior (ALIF), lateral (LLIF), posterior (PLIF), transforaminal (TLIF), and axial (AxiaLIF) lumbar IBF approaches have been described...
December 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074423/percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-reoperation-for-recurrent-sciatica-symptoms-a-retrospective-analysis-of-outcomes-and-prognostic-factors-in-94-patients
#18
Junlong Wu, Chao Zhang, Kang Lu, Changqing Li, Yue Zhou
BACKGROUND: Recurrent sciatica symptoms after the prior surgical intervention is a relatively common and troublesome clinical problem. Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar decompression has been proved an effective method for recurrent lumbar disc herniation. However, the prognostic factors and outcomes of percutaneous endoscopic lumbar reoperation (PELR) for recurrent sciatica symptoms were still unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes and prognostic factors of patients who underwent PELR for recurrent sciatica symptoms...
October 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074369/transient-hypokalemic-quadriplegia-following-a-lumbar-transforaminal-epidural-dexamethasone-injection-a-case-report
#19
Maryam Tahmasbi Sohi, William J Sullivan, Dustin J M Anderson
A 30-year-old male with no significant past medical history presented with hypokalemic quadriplegia four hours after he received a lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI) containing dexamethasone and lidocaine. A comprehensive work up ruled out acquired and hereditary causes of hypokalemic paralysis. Symptoms gradually resolved within hours after potassium restoration with no residual neurologic deficits. Paralysis after TFESI is uncommon, but has been associated with particulate steroids that can coalesce into aggregates and occlude vessels...
October 23, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069043/the-effect-of-preoperative-administration-of-morphine-in-alleviating-intraoperative-pain-of-percutaneous-transforaminal-endoscopic-discectomy-under-local-anesthesia-a-strobe-compliant-study
#20
Yunshan Fan, Guangfei Gu, Guoxin Fan, Yanjie Zhu, Yitao Yang, Xin Gu, Hailong Zhang, Shisheng He
Local anesthesia is routinely recommended for percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy (PTED). However, the intense intraoperative pain remains a serious problem. The purpose of the current study is to find a safe and effective method to alleviate the intense pain during PTED for lumbar disc herniation (LDH) under local anesthesia.This study retrospectively analyzed 63 LDH patients who accepted PTED under local anesthesia. Thirty-one patients received intramuscular injection of morphine before PTED, while the other 32 were not...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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