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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751180/radiographic-study-of-lumbar-sympathetic-trunk-in-the-oblique-lateral-interbody-fusion-surgery
#1
Hongli Wang, Yuxuan Zhang, Xiaosheng Ma, Xinlei Xia, Feizhou Lu, Jianyuan Jiang
BACKGROUND: Oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF) surgery provides a convenient and minimal access to the lesion disc with few complications, however, the left lumbar sympathetic trunk (LST) lies in the surgical field with an certain incidence of injury. The aim of this study was to describe the anatomical structures of the left LST at risk for injury during oblique lateral interbody fusion at different lumbar segment levels based on radiological evaluations. METHODS: 44 healthy young people (22 males and 22 females) were recruited and routine lumbar MR radiograph were performed...
May 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707553/minimally-invasive-anterior-lateral-and-oblique-lumbar-interbody-fusion-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
David S Xu, Corey T Walker, Jakub Godzik, Jay D Turner, William Smith, Juan S Uribe
Lumbar interbody fusion involves insertion of a structural graft into an intervertebral disc space to promote bony arthrodesis. It is a well-established surgical strategy for multiple spinal disorders ranging from degenerative conditions to trauma, neoplastic diseases, and deformities requiring correction. Since the inception of lumbar interbody fusion, the most established techniques have been two posterior approaches, the posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) and the transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)...
March 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707550/complications-on-minimally-invasive-oblique-lumbar-interbody-fusion-at-l2-l5-levels-a-review-of-the-literature-and-surgical-strategies
#3
REVIEW
Javier Quillo-Olvera, Guang-Xun Lin, Hyun-Jin Jo, Jin-Sung Kim
Fusion is the cornerstone in the treatment of an unstable degenerative lumbar spinal disease. Various techniques have been developed. Amongst these techniques exists the oblique lumbar interbody fusion (OLIF), which is the ante-psoas approach. Adequate restoration of disc height with large cages placed in the intervertebral space, indirect decompression, and correction of sagittal and coronal alignment can be achieved with OLIF procedure with the advantage of minimal risk for the psoas muscle and lumbar plexus...
March 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671108/comparison-of-pure-lateral-and-oblique-lateral-inter-body-fusion-for-treatment-of-lumbar-degenerative-disk-disease-a-multicentric-cohort-study
#4
Massimo Miscusi, Alessandro Ramieri, Stefano Forcato, Mary Giuffrè, Sokol Trungu, Marco Cimatti, Alessandro Pesce, Pietro Familiari, Amedeo Piazza, Cristina Carnevali, Giuseppe Costanzo, Antonino Raco
PURPOSE: The most effective interbody fusion technique for degenerative disk disease (DDD) is still controversial. The purpose of our study is to compare pure lateral (LLIF) and oblique lateral (OLIF) approaches for the treatment of lumbar DDD from L1-L2 to L4-L5, in terms of clinical and radiological outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 45 patients underwent lumbar interbody fusion for pure lumbar DDD from  L1-L2 to L4-L5 through LLIF (n = 31, mean age 62.1 years, range 45-78 years) or OLIF (n = 14, mean age 57...
April 18, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29492369/two-year-outcomes-from-a-single-surgeon-s-learning-curve-experience-of-oblique-lateral-interbody-fusion-without-intraoperative-neuromonitoring
#5
Kamal Woods, Ahtziri Fonseca, Larry E Miller
Introduction Oblique lumbar interbody fusion (OLIF) is a newer procedure that avoids the psoas and lumbosacral plexus due to its oblique trajectory into the retroperitoneal space. While early experience with OLIF is reassuring, the longer-term clinical efficacy has not been well established. The purpose of this study was to describe two-year clinical outcomes with OLIF performed by a single surgeon during the learning curve without the aid of the neuromonitoring. Materials and methods Chart review was performed for the consecutive patients who underwent OLIF by a single surgeon...
December 22, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463273/outcomes-of-oblique-lateral-interbody-fusion-for-degenerative-lumbar-disease-in-patients-under-or-over-65-years-of-age
#6
Chengzhen Jin, Milin S Jaiswal, Sin-Soo Jeun, Kyeong-Sik Ryu, Jung-Woo Hur, Jin-Sung Kim
BACKGROUND: Oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF) offers the solution to problems of anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) and lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF). However, OLIF technique for degenerative spinal diseases of elderly patients has been rarely reported. The objective of this study was to determine the clinical and radiological results of OLIF technique for degenerative spinal diseases in patients under or over 65 years of age. METHODS: Sixty-three patients who underwent OLIF procedure were enrolled, including 29 patients who were less than 65 years of age and 34 patients who were over 65 years of age...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425784/the-reach-of-human-health-risks-associated-with-metals-metalloids-in-water-and-vegetables-along-a-contaminated-river-catchment-south-africa-and-mozambique
#7
Bettina Genthe, Thandi Kapwata, Wouter Le Roux, Jessica Chamier, Caradee Y Wright
BACKGROUND: Anthropogenic pollution was identified as an environmental problem of concern when, in 2008, dozens of crocodiles died in the Olifants River catchment near the border of South Africa and Mozambique. Given the close proximity of households to the river and their making use of river water, we aimed to determine to what extent water pollution has an impact on health of indigent communities in South Africa and Mozambique in the catchment area. METHODS: Water and vegetable samples were collected from the study areas...
May 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989845/comparison-perioperative-factors-during-minimally-invasive-pre-psoas-lateral-interbody-fusion-of-the-lumbar-spine-using-either-navigation-or-conventional-fluoroscopy
#8
Yue-Hui Zhang, Ian White, Eric Potts, Jean-Pierre Mobasser, Dean Chou
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical study. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare intraoperative conditions and clinical results of patients undergoing pre-psoas oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF) using navigation or conventional fluoroscopy (C-ARM) techniques. METHODS: Forty-two patients (22 patients by navigation and 20 by fluoroscopy) underwent the OLIF procedure at 2 medical centers, and records were reviewed. Clinical data was collected and compared between the 2 groups...
October 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950120/river-catchment-responses-to-anthropogenic-acidification-in-relationship-with-sewage-effluent-an-ecotoxicology-screening-application
#9
P J Oberholster, A-M Botha, L Hill, W F Strydom
Rising environmental pressures on water resources and resource quality associated with urbanisation, industrialisation, mining and agriculture are a global concern. In the current study the upper Olifants River catchment as case study was used, to show that acid mine drainage (AMD) and acid precipitation were the two most important drivers of possible acidification during a four-year study period. Over the study period 59% of the precipitation sampled was classified as acidic with a pH value below 5.6. Traces of acidification in the river system using aquatic organisms at different trophic levels were only evident in areas of AMD point sources...
December 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902743/use-of-an-alternative-surgical-corridor-in-oblique-lateral-interbody-fusion-at-the-l5-s1-segment-a-technical-report
#10
Nam-Su Chung, Chang-Hoon Jeon, Han-Dong Lee
STUDY DESIGN: Technical report. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the use of an alternative surgical corridor in oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF) at the L5-S1 segment. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: OLIF L5-S1 is essentially performed through the central disk space between the bifurcations of the iliac vessels, which is sometimes difficult due to the vascular structures that obstruct the surgical field. Another concern is retrograde ejaculation following superior hypogastric plexus injury in male patients...
September 11, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760027/clinical-and-radiological-outcomes-of-spinal-endoscopic-discectomy-assisted-oblique-lumbar-interbody-fusion-preliminary-results
#11
Dong Hwa Heo, Jin-Sung Kim
OBJECTIVE Direct neural decompression cannot be achieved by performing lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF). To overcome the indirect decompressive effect of LLIF, additional endoscopic discectomy with oblique lumbar interbody fusion (OLIF) has been attempted. The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical and radiological outcomes of patients who underwent OLIF with additional endoscopic discectomy. METHODS Spinal endoscopic discectomy-assisted OLIF was attempted to remove herniated disc material. Only patients with a follow-up time that exceeded 12 months were enrolled...
August 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643127/preoperative-evaluation-of-left-common-iliac-vein-in-oblique-lateral-interbody-fusion-at-l5-s1
#12
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...
November 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639093/rediscovery-of-chonopeltis-meridionalis-fryer-1964-crustacea-branchiura-from-labeo-rosae-steindachner-in-the-river-olifants-mpumalanga-and-the-taxonomic-status-of-c-victori-avenant-oldewage-1991-and-c-koki-van-as-1992
#13
Liesl L van As, Nico J Smit, Jo G van As
Chonopeltis Thiele, 1900 presently comprises 14 species, it is endemic to Africa and its species show a high degree of host-specificity towards fish families and in some cases, individual fish species. Chonopeltis meridionalis Fryer, 1964 was originally described from Labeo rosae Steindachner collected in the River Nuanetsi in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, Limpopo River System. At the time of description C. meridionalis was the most southerly species of the genus. Chonopeltis victori Avenant-Oldewage, 1991 was described from the River Olifants, Mpumalanga, South Africa, which also forms part of the Limpopo River System...
September 2017: Systematic Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593626/safety-of-lateral-interbody-fusion-surgery-without-intraoperative-monitoring
#14
Hong-Jae Lee, Kyeong-Sik Ryu, Jung-Woo Hur, Ji-Hoon Seong, Hyun-Jin Cho, Jin-Sung Kim
AIM: Oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF) is a minimally invasive surgical method that can access lumbar spine without direct dissection of psoas muscle and the need for intraoperative neuromonitoring (IOM) is questionable. The purpose of this study is to examine and document the transient and persistent perioperative complications in patients who underwent OLIF for degenerative lumbar disease without IOM. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Total 129 consecutive patients who were diagnosed as degenerative spinal disease from L1 to S1 and underwent the mini-open OLIF, were identified and retrospectively reviewed...
May 7, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538227/self-directedness-predicts-quality-of-life-in-individuals-with-psychotic-experiences-a-1-year-follow-up-study
#15
Letícia Oliveira Alminhana, Miguel Farias, Gordon Claridge, C Robert Cloninger, Alexander Moreira-Almeida
There is a high prevalence of psychotic-like experiences in nonclinical patient cohorts from Brazil. This study aimed to test whether personality dimensions, as well as schizotypy, are important predictors of quality of life (QoL) in individuals with psychotic experiences (PE). METHOD: 115 participants were recruited from Spiritist Centers in Brazil. At the 1-year follow up, 90 participants (78%) were reassessed. Instruments were the SCID-I (Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV), TCI-R 140 (Revised Temperament and Character Inventory), OLIFE-R (Oxford-Liverpool Inventory of Feelings and Experiences), and WHOQOL-BREF (World Health Organization QoL Instrument)...
2017: Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493486/pansteatitis-in-polluted-olifants-river-impoundments-nutritional-perspectives-on-fish-in-a-eutrophic-lake-lake-loskop-south-africa
#16
K D A Huchzermeyer, S Woodborne, G Osthoff, A Hugo, A C Hoffman, H Kaiser, J C A Steyl, J G Myburgh
This study compares the aetiology of pansteatitis in Lake Loskop, relative to two other impoundments along the Olifants River. Macroscopic and microscopic pathology, age determination and analysis of stomach content, fatty acids and stable isotopes explain the high prevalence of pansteatitis in Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters) and several other species in Lake Loskop. All the dietary indicator comparisons between pansteatitis-affected and healthy fish fail to support a systemic cause. Pansteatitis in Lake Loskop was linked to size and weight of O...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331412/a-review-of-the-pseudobarbus-afer-peters-1864-species-complex-teleostei-cyprinidae-in-the-eastern-cape-fold-ecoregion-of-south-africa
#17
Albert Chakona, Paul H Skelton
The Eastern Cape redfin, Pseudobarbus afer, has long been considered to be a single widespread and variable species occurring in multiple isolated river systems in the Cape Fold Ecoregion (CFE) at the southern tip of Africa. Mitochondrial cytochrome b and control region sequence data of individuals from populations currently assigned to Pseudobarbus afer across the species' distribution range revealed existence of four deeply divergent taxonomic units: (i) the Mandela lineage confined to the Sundays, Swartkops and Baakens river systems, (ii) the Krom lineage endemic to the Krom River system, (iii) the St Francis lineage occurring in the Gamtoos and adjacent river systems, and (iv) the Forest lineage occurring in several coastal river systems from the Tsitsikamma to the Klein Brak River system...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252557/complications-associated-with-lateral-interbody-fusion-nationwide-survey-of-2998-cases-during-the-first-2-years-of-its-use-in-japan
#18
Shunsuke Fujibayashi, Noriaki Kawakami, Takashi Asazuma, Manabu Ito, Jun Mizutani, Hideki Nagashima, Masaya Nakamura, Koichi Sairyo, Ryuichi Takemasa, Motoki Iwasaki
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective nationwide questionnaire-based survey of complications. OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the incidence of complications and risk factors associated with lateral interbody fusion (LIF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: After its introduction to Japan in February 2013, the numbers of LIF cases have increased substantially because of the advantages of this minimally invasive procedure. However, LIF has the potential risk of several complications unique to the procedure...
October 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214119/persistent-organic-pollutants-in-the-olifants-river-basin-south-africa-bioaccumulation-and-trophic-transfer-through-a-subtropical-aquatic-food-web
#19
Vera Verhaert, Nadine Newmark, Wendy D'Hollander, Adrian Covaci, Wynand Vlok, Victor Wepener, Abraham Addo-Bediako, Antoinette Jooste, Johannes Teuchies, Ronny Blust, Lieven Bervoets
This study investigates the trophic transfer of persistent organic pollutants (POPs: PCBs, PBDEs, OCPs and PFASs) in the subtropical aquatic ecosystem of the Olifants River Basin (South Africa) by means of trophic magnification factors (TMFs). Relative trophic levels were determined by stable isotope analysis. POP levels in surface water, sediment and biota were low. Only ∑DDTs levels in fish muscle (<LOQ-61ng/g ww) were comparable or higher than values from other temperate and tropical regions. Significant positive relationships between relative trophic level and PCB, DDT and HCH concentrations were observed so trophic levels play an important role in the movement of contaminants through the food web...
May 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202301/preoperative-assessment-of-the-ureter-with-dual-phase-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-for-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-procedures
#20
Shunsuke Fujibayashi, Bungo Otsuki, Hiroaki Kimura, Shimei Tanida, Kazutaka Masamoto, Shuichi Matsuda
BACKGROUND: Performing the minimally invasive lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LIF), such as the extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) and oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF), through a retroperitoneal approach has become increasingly popular. Although urological injury is a major complication of LIF, the anatomical location of the ureter and its risk of injury have not been assessed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of dual-phase contrast-enhanced computed tomography for assessing the location of the ureter and risk of its injury in consecutive LIF cases...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
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