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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
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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/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
#4
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...
June 21, 2017: Systematic Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593626/safety-of-lateral-interbody-fusion-surgery-without-intraoperative-monitoring
#5
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
#6
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
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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
#8
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-two-years-of-its-use-in-japan
#9
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...
March 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
#10
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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089666/mini-open-oblique-lumbar-interbody-fusion-olif-approach-for-multi-level-discectomy-and-fusion-involving-l5-s1-preliminary-experience
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F Zairi, T P Sunna, H J Westwick, A G Weil, Z Wang, G Boubez, D Shedid
STUDY DESIGN: Technical description and single institution retrospective case series. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate technical feasibility and evaluate complications of mini-open retroperitoneal oblique lumbar interbody fusion (OLIF) at the L5-S1 level. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND: The mini-open retroperitoneal oblique lumbar interbody fusion (OLIF) approach was first described in 2012 as a surgical approach to achieve spinal fusion while limiting invasiveness of the exposure to the anterior lumbar spine...
April 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059946/comparative-study-of-the-difference-of-perioperative-complication-and-radiologic-results-mis-dlif-minimally-invasive-direct-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-versus-mis-olif-minimally-invasive-oblique-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion
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Jie Jin, Kyeong-Sik Ryu, Jung-Woo Hur, Ji-Hoon Seong, Jin-Sung Kim, Hyun-Jin Cho
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective observatory analysis. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the incidence of perioperative complication, difference of cage location, and sagittal alignment between minimally invasive oblique lateral lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-OLIF) and MIS-direct lateral lumbar interbody fusion (DLIF) in the cases of single-level surgery at L4-L5. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: MIS-DLIF using tubular retractor has been used for the treatment of lumbar degenerative diseases; however, blunt transpsoas dissection poses a risk of injury to the lumbar plexus...
January 4, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924416/endoscope-assisted-oblique-lumbar-interbody-fusion-for-the-treatment-of-cauda-equina-syndrome-a-technical-note
#14
Jin-Sung Kim, Ji-Hoon Seong
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this paper was to describe how endoscope-assisted oblique lumbar interbody fusion (OLIF) could remove huge lumbar disc herniation (HLDH) manifested with cauda equina syndrome (CES). METHODS: In this study, the authors made an attempt to treat CES with a direct endoscopic decompression through the OLIF corridor and performed OLIF in two patients with HLDH. RESULTS: Two patients with HLDH were successfully treated using OLIF with spinal endoscopic discectomy...
February 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884744/technical-description-of-oblique-lateral-interbody-fusion-at-l1-l5-olif25-and-at-l5-s1-olif51-and-evaluation-of-complication-and-fusion-rates
#15
Kamal R M Woods, James B Billys, Richard A Hynes
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF) procedure is aimed at mitigating some of the challenges seen with traditional anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) and transpsoas lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF), and allows for interbody fusion at L1-S1. PURPOSE: The study aimed to describe the OLIF technique and assess the complication and fusion rates. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective cohort study. PATIENT SAMPLE: The sample is composed of 137 patients who underwent OLIF procedure...
April 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777161/oblique-lumbar-interbody-fusion-technical-aspects-operative-outcomes-and-complications
#16
REVIEW
Jia Xi Julian Li, Kevin Phan, Ralph Mobbs
OBJECTIVE: Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) and lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) are commonly used approaches for lumbar spine fusion surgery, each with their own unique advantages and disadvantages. ALIF requires mobilization of the great vessels and peritoneum, and dissection of the psoas muscle in the LLIF technique is associated with postoperative neurologic complications in the proximal lower limb. The anterior-to-psoas (ATP) or oblique lumbar interbody fusion (OLIF) technique is the proposed solution to accessing the L1-L5 levels without the issues encountered with ALIF and LLIF...
February 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685646/imaging-anatomical-research-on-the-operative-windows-of-oblique-lumbar-interbody-fusion
#17
Liehua Liu, Yong Liang, Hong Zhang, Haoming Wang, Congtao Guo, Xiaobing Pu, Chengmin Zhang, Liyuan Wang, Jian Wang, Yingwen Lv, Zhoukui Ren, Qiang Zhou, Zhongliang Deng
To provide applied anatomical evidence of the preoperative assessment of oblique lumbar interbody fusion (OLIF), the anatomical parameters of the OLIF operative window were observed through computed tomography angiography (CTA). We selected imaging data from 60 adults (30 males, 30 females) who underwent abdominal CTA and T12-S1 vertebral computed tomography (CT) with three-dimensional reconstruction. The OLIF operative windows at the L1-2, L2-3, L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1 levels were as follows: the vascular window, bare window, psoas major window, ideal operative window, and actual operative window...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683674/lumbar-interbody-fusion-techniques-indications-and-comparison-of-interbody-fusion-options-including-plif-tlif-mi-tlif-olif-atp-llif-and-alif
#18
REVIEW
Ralph J Mobbs, Kevin Phan, Greg Malham, Kevin Seex, Prashanth J Rao
Degenerative disc and facet joint disease of the lumbar spine is common in the ageing population, and is one of the most frequent causes of disability. Lumbar spondylosis may result in mechanical back pain, radicular and claudicant symptoms, reduced mobility and poor quality of life. Surgical interbody fusion of degenerative levels is an effective treatment option to stabilize the painful motion segment, and may provide indirect decompression of the neural elements, restore lordosis and correct deformity. The surgical options for interbody fusion of the lumbar spine include: posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF), transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF), minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MI-TLIF), oblique lumbar interbody fusion/anterior to psoas (OLIF/ATP), lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) and anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)...
December 2015: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641264/minimally-invasive-oblique-lumbar-interbody-fusion-with-spinal-endoscope-assistance-technical-note
#19
Dong Hwa Heo, Won Suh Choi, Choon-Keun Park, Jin-Sung Kim
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this report is to describe the surgical methodology and effectiveness of minimally invasive oblique lumbar interbody fusion (OLIF) assisted by spinal endoscopy, which can treat disk herniation from the central to contralateral foramen. OLIF showed indirect decompression effects on reduction of spondylolisthesis and a foraminal widening effect on disk height restoration. METHODS: In this study, the indirect decompression effect of OLIF was augmented by direct endoscopic decompression and spinal endoscopy for removal of herniated disk materials...
December 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27422103/environmental-monitoring-of-pesticide-exposure-and-effects-on-mangrove-aquatic-organisms-of-mozambique
#20
Joachim Sturve, Perpetua Scarlet, Maja Halling, Jenny Kreuger, Adriano Macia
The use of pesticides in Mozambique is increasing along with the development of agriculture in the country. Mangroves along the coastlines are ecologically important areas and vital nursing grounds for many aquatic species, several of which are of high economic value in Mozambique. Barred mudskipper (Periophthalmus argentilineatus), Jarbua fish (Terapon jarbua), Indian white prawn (Penaeus indicus) and the clam Meretrix meretrix were collected at three mangrove sites in the Maputo Bay area. This was complemented with samplings of the freshwater fish Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus), which was collected from three sampling sites along rivers in the surroundings of Maputo and from three sites along the Olifants and Limpopo River...
October 2016: Marine Environmental Research
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