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Effects of Weekly Teriparatide Administration for Vertebral Stability and Bony Union in Patients with Acute Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures.

Asian Spine J 2019 Apr 19. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Japan.

Study Design: An open-label, non-randomized prospective study.

Purpose: Teriparatide (TPTD) is known to be an antiosteoporotic agent that may accelerate the healing of fractures. This study was designed to investigate the effect of once-weekly TPTD administration on vertebral stability and bony union after acute osteoporotic vertebral fracture (OVF). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0311DOI Listing
April 2019
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Investigation of the Neuropathic Pain Caused by Syringomyelia Associated with Chiari I Malformation.

Asian Spine J 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Department of Neurosurgery, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan.

Study Design: Retrospective cohort study.

Purpose: To investigate the correlation between the syrinx morphology and neuropathic pain caused by syringomyelia associated with Chiari I malformation.

Overview Of Literature: Neuropathic pain caused by syringomyelia is refractory and markedly impairs the patient. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0242DOI Listing
April 2019
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Quantitative Predictive Imaging Biomarkers of Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Degeneration.

Asian Spine J 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Department of Radiology and Imaging,Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Secunderabad, India.

Study Design: Observational comparative study.

Purpose: To compare fractional anisotropy (FA) maps with T2 values of the nucleus pulposus (NP) and annulus fibrosus (AF) of intervertebral discs in healthy volunteers and patients to develop a predictive disc health scale.

Overview Of Literature: T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is not sensitive to early morphological changes and provides no quantitative biomarker profile for early degeneration. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0166DOI Listing
April 2019
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Evaluation of Challenges in Diagnosis of Spontaneous Subacute Pyogenic Spondylodiscitis in Immunocompetent Patients: Experiences from a Tertiary Care Center.

Asian Spine J 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Department of Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India.

Study Design: Prospective clinical study.

Purpose: We evaluated the challenges faced during diagnosis and management of patients with subacute pyogenic discitis and discussed various clues in clinical history, radiologic and hematologic parameters of these patients that helped in establishing their diagnosis.

Overview Of Literature: Present literature available shows that in patients with subacute spondylodiscitis and infection with less virulent organisms, the clinical picture often is confusing and the initial radiologic and hematologic studies do not contribute much toward establishing the diagnosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0220DOI Listing
April 2019
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What Should an Ideal Adult Spinal Deformity Classification System Consist of?: Review of the Factors Affecting Outcomes of Adult Spinal Deformity Management.

Asian Spine J 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Uijeongbu St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Uijeongbu, Korea.

This literature review aims to determine potential clinical factors or comorbidities besides radiological parameters that affect the outcome of adult spinal deformity (ASD) management and review existing classifications associated with ASD. ASD is a multifactorial disease that comprises pathologies like radiological spine deformity, coexistence of spinal canal stenosis, radiculopathy, and multiple comorbidities. The available classification systems of ASD are predominantly based on radiological parameters and do not consider related clinical conditions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0309DOI Listing
April 2019
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Prevention of Adjacent Segmental Disease after Fusion in Degenerative Spinal Disorder: Correlation between Segmental Lumbar Lordosis Ratio and Pelvic Incidence-Lumbar Lordosis Mismatch for a Minimum 5-Year Follow-up.

Asian Spine J 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Eulji University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea.

Study Design: Retrospective study.

Purpose: Associations among risk factors related to adjacent segmental disease (ASD) remain unclear. We evaluated the risk factors and segmental lordosis ratio to prevent ASD developing after lumbar spinal fusion. Read More

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April 2019
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Locking Stand-Alone Cage Constructs for the Treatment of Cervical Spine Degenerative Disease.

Asian Spine J 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Neurological Center, American British Cowdry Hospital, Mexico City, Mexico.

Study Design: Prospective case series study.

Purpose: Description of the outcome of stand-alone cervical cages for single and multilevel cervical degenerative spine disease.

Overview Of Literature: The aim of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) for cervical spine disease is to improve patient symptoms and spine stability and restore lordosis. Read More

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April 2019
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Apical Vertebral Column Resection with Sagittal Rotation and Controlled Anterior Opening and Posterior Closing Maneuver for the Treatment of Severe Post-Tubercular Kyphosis: Case Series and Literature Review.

Asian Spine J 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Department of Orthopaedics, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India.

Study Design: Retrospective case series.

Purpose: Describe the technique and evaluate the outcome of apical vertebral column resection (VCR) with sagittal rotation and anterior opening and posterior closing (AOPC) maneuver for correction of severe post-tubercular kyphosis (PTK).

Overview Of Literature: The surgical procedures described for the correction of PTK are VCR, pedicle subtraction osteotomy, transpedicular decancellation osteotomy, and closing-opening osteotomy. Read More

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Response to: Obtaining Pentosidine Levels as an Adjunct to Determine a Patient's Candidacy for Vertebral Stabilization for a Vertebral Compression Fracture.

Authors:
Yong-Soo Choi

Asian Spine J 2019 Apr 30;13(2):359. Epub 2019 Apr 30.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kwangju Christian Hospital, Gwangju, Korea.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0327.r1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6454271PMC
April 2019
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Obtaining Pentosidine Levels as an Adjunct to Determine a Patient's Candidacy for Vertebral Stabilization for a Vertebral Compression Fracture.

Asian Spine J 2019 Apr 30;13(2):357-358. Epub 2019 Apr 30.

Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6454288PMC
April 2019
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Biportal Endoscopic Spinal Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis.

Asian Spine J 2019 Apr 30;13(2):334-342. Epub 2019 Apr 30.

Spine Center, Himnaera Hospital, Busan, Korea.

Biportal endoscopic spinal surgery (BESS) is a minimally invasive spinal surgery, which is basically similar to microscopic spinal surgery in terms of the use of floating technique and technically similar to conventional percutaneous endoscopic spinal surgery in terms of the use of endoscopic or arthroscopic instruments. Using two independent portals (viewing and working) and maintaining a certain distance from the bony and neural structures allow closer access to the target lesion through a panoramic view by free handling of the scope and instruments rather than through a fixed view by docking into the Kambin's triangle. Minimally invasive surgery allows for reduced dissection and inevitable muscle injury, preserving stability and reducing risks of restabilization. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0210DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6454273PMC
April 2019
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Sagittal Balance Correction Following Lumbar Interbody Fusion: A Comparison of the Three Approaches.

Asian Spine J 2019 Mar 26. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Division of Neurosurgery, University of Montreal Medical Center (CHUM), Montreal, Canada.

Study Design: Retrospective cohort study.

Purpose: The objective of this study was to compare three widely used interbody fusion approaches in regard to their ability to correct sagittal balance, including pelvic parameters.

Overview Of Literature: Restoration of sagittal balance in lumbar spine surgery is associated with better postoperative outcomes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0128DOI Listing

The Role of Percutaneous Transforaminal Endoscopic Surgery in Lateral Recess Stenosis in Elderly Patients.

Asian Spine J 2019 Mar 26. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Spine Department and Deformities, Interbalkan European Medical Center, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Study Design: Prospective clinical study.

Purpose: To investigate the effect of percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic surgery (PTES) for lateral recess stenosis (LRS)(LRS) in elderly patients and to assess patients' health-related quality of life (HRQoL).

Overview Of Literature: PTES is an increasingly used surgical approach, primarily employed for lumbar disc herniation treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0179DOI Listing
March 2019
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Local Sagittal Alignment of the Lumbar Spine and Range of Motion in 627 Asymptomatic Subjects: Age-Related Changes and Sex-Based Differences.

Asian Spine J 2019 Mar 26. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chubu Rosai Hospital, Nagoya, Japan.

Study Design: Prospective cohort imaging study.

Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate lumbar sagittal alignment and range of motion (ROM) using radiographs in a large asymptomatic cohort and identify sex-based differences and age-related changes in the subjects.

Overview Of Literature: Several researchers have tried to establish normal alignment and kinematic behavior of the lumbar spine, using plain radiographs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0187DOI Listing

The Spectrum of Clinical and Urodynamic Findings in Patients with Spinal Tuberculosis Exhibiting Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, before and after Spinal Surgical Intervention with Antitubercular Treatment: A Prospective Study.

Asian Spine J 2019 Mar 26. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Department of Orthopedics, All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Study Design: Observational study.

Purpose: This study aims to assess the clinical and urodynamic parameters in patients with spinal tuberculosis (TB) exhibiting lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) at the time of presentation and after spinal surgical intervention.

Overview Of Literature: Variable urodynamic findings in patients with spinal TB. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0217DOI Listing
March 2019
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Percutaneous Stenoscopic Lumbar Decompression with Paramedian Approach for Foraminal/Extraforaminal Lesions.

Asian Spine J 2019 Mar 26. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Department of Neurosurgery, Good Doctor Teun Teun Hospital, Anyang, Korea.

The lumbar foramen is affected by different degenerative diseases, including extraforaminal disc herniation, foraminal stenosis (FS), and degenerative or spondylolytic spondylolisthesis. The purpose of this study was to describe percutaneous stenoscopic lumbar decompression with a paramedian approach (para-PSLD) for foraminal/extraforaminal lesions. All operative procedures were performed using a complete uniportal endoscopic instrument system. Read More

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March 2019
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Minimum 2-Year Experience with Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods for the Treatment of Early-Onset Scoliosis: A Systematic Review.

Asian Spine J 2019 Mar 26. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR.

Magnetically controlled growing rods have been used to treat early-onset scoliosis for the last 9 years; however, few studies have been published, with only short-term follow-up. The aim of the present study is to systematically review the outcomes of magnetically controlled growing rods in the treatment of early-onset scoliosis with a minimum of 2-year follow-up. Studies were included if patients with early-onset scoliosis (scoliosis diagnosed before 10 years of age) underwent implantation of magnetically controlled growing rods with a minimum of 2-year follow-up. Read More

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March 2019
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Effects of Graded Exercises Integrated with Education on Physical Fitness, Exercise SelfEfficacy, and Activity Levels in People with Spinal Cord Injury: A Quasi-Experimental Study Protocol.

Asian Spine J 2019 Mar 15. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Centre for Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor, Malaysia.

Study Design: A quasi-experimental single-blinded study.

Purpose: To investigate the effects of 'graded exercise integrated with education' on physical fitness, exercise self-efficacy (ESE), and physical activity (PA) levels among subacute and chronic wheelchair-dependent paraplegia patients.

Overview Of Literature: Most of the chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) patients had low physical fitness due to a sedentary lifestyle and lack of ESE after discharge from a rehabilitation program. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0172DOI Listing
March 2019
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Pyogenic Vertebral Column Osteomyelitis in Adults: Analysis of Risk Factors for 30-Day and 1-Year Mortality in a Single Center Cohort Study.

Asian Spine J 2019 Mar 15. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Study Design: Retrospective cohort study.

Purpose: To describe our experience in the management and outcomes of vertebral column osteomyelitis (VCO), particularly focusing on the risk factors of early and late mortality.

Overview Of Literature: Previous reports suggest a global increase in spinal column infections highlighting significant morbidity and mortality. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0295DOI Listing
March 2019
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Factors Impacting Mortality in Geriatric Patients with Acute Spine Fractures: A 12-Year Study of 613 Patients in Singapore.

Asian Spine J 2019 Mar 15. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore.

Study Design: Retrospective database analysis.

Purpose: To identify risk factors that predict mortality following acute spine fractures in geriatric patients of Singapore.

Overview Of Literature: Acute geriatric spinal fractures contribute significantly to local healthcare costs and hospital admissions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0231DOI Listing

Cross-Cultural Adaptation, Validity, and Reliability Study of the Turkish Version of the Back Pain Functional Scale.

Asian Spine J 2019 Mar 15. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Gazi University, Faculty of Health Science, Ankara, Turkey.

Study Design: Prospective study.

Purpose: To investigate the cross-cultural adaptation, validity, and reliability of the Turkish version of the Back Pain Functional Scale (BPFS).

Overview Of Literature: Low back pain is a common disorder in the population that negatively affects the patient's daily, professional, and social life. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0284DOI Listing
March 2019
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Unplanned Second-Stage Decompression for Neurological Deterioration Caused by Central Canal Stenosis after Indirect Lumbar Decompression Surgery.

Asian Spine J 2019 Mar 15. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan.

Study Design: Prospective cohort study.

Purpose: This study aimed to identify risk factors for unplanned second-stage decompression for postoperative neurological deficit after indirect decompression using lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) with posterior fixation.

Overview Of Literature: Indirect lumbar decompression with LLIF has been used as a minimally invasive alternative to direct decompression to treat degenerative lumbar diseases requiring neural decompression. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0232DOI Listing
March 2019
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Prospective Evaluation of Radiculitis following Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 Use for Transforaminal Interbody Arthrodesis in Spine Surgery.

Asian Spine J 2019 Mar 15. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

Study Design: Prospective observational cohort study.

Purpose: This study aims to evaluate the safety and efficacy of bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) in transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) with regard to postoperative radiculitis.

Overview Of Literature: Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) is being used increasingly as an alternative to iliac crest autograft in spinal arthrodesis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0277DOI Listing
March 2019
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Severe C8 or T1 Symptoms after Cervical Laminoplasty and Related Factors: Are Tere Any Differences between C3-C6 Laminoplasty and C3-C7 Laminoplasty?

Asian Spine J 2019 Mar 15. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Japan.

Study Design: Retrospective study.

Purpose: We experienced the situation wherein some patients had new-onset pain or dysesthesia around the ring and little fingers (C8 symptom) or ulnar aspect of the forearm (T1 symptom) after cervical laminoplasty (LP). We investigated the incidence and the cause of new C8 or T1 symptoms and the clinical outcomes after C3-C6 LP or C3-C7 LP. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0253DOI Listing
March 2019
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Congenital Osseous Anomalies of the Cervical Spine: Occurrence, Morphological Characteristics, Embryological Basis and Clinical Significance: A Computed Tomography Based Study.

Asian Spine J 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Department of Spine Surgery, Ganga Medical Centre & Hospital Pvt. Ltd., Coimbatore, India.

Study Design: Observational retrospective computed tomography (CT) based study.

Purpose: To analyze the congenital anomalies of the cervical spine, their morphological variations and their clinical significance.

Overview Of Literature: Studies published to date have focused mainly on upper cervical anomalies; no study has comprehensively reported on anomalies of both the occipitocervical and subaxial cervical spine. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0260DOI Listing
March 2019
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Multifidus Muscles Lipid Content Is Associated with Intervertebral Disc Degeneration: A Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study.

Asian Spine J 2019 Mar 15. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan.

Study Design: Cross-sectional study.

Purpose: To determine the association between fatty degeneration of the multifidus muscle (Mm) and intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD) using quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Overview Of Literature: Few studies have reported on quantitative MRI analysis of the relation between the Mm and IVDD. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0258DOI Listing
March 2019
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The Prevalence of Asymptomatic Cervical and Lumbar Facet Arthropathy: A Computed Tomography Study.

Asian Spine J 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA.

Study Design: Case control study.

Purpose: To determine the prevalence and degree of asymptomatic cervical and lumbar facet joint arthritis. We retrospectively reviewed 500 computed tomography (CT) scans of cervical facet joints obtained from 50 subjects. Read More

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February 2019
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Comparison of Surgical Outcomes of the Posterior and Combined Approaches for Repair of Cervical Fractures in Ankylosing Spondylitis.

Asian Spine J 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University & Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Study Design: Retrospective cohort study.

Purpose: To evaluate surgical outcomes and complications of cervical spine fractures in ankylosing spondylitis (CAS) patients who were treated using either the posterior (P) or combined approach (C).

Overview Of Literature: Ankylosing spondylitis typically causes progressive spinal stiffness that makes patients susceptible to spinal fractures. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0197DOI Listing
February 2019
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Etiology of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Literature Review.

Asian Spine J 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA.

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is the peripubertal development of spinal curvature of a minimum of 10°. AIS is thought to be attributable to genetic factors, nutrition, early exposure to toxins, and hormonal dysregulation. Recent literature suggests these factors may compound to determine both disease onset and severity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0096DOI Listing
February 2019
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Letter to editor: Risk Factors for Cement Loosening after Vertebroplasty for Osteoporotic Fracture with Intravertebral Cleft: A retrospective Analysis.

Asian Spine J 2019 Feb 30;13(1):176-177. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Department of Spine Surgery, Indian Spinal Injuires Centre, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6365793PMC
February 2019
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Response to: Zygapophyseal Joint Orientation and Facet Tropism and Their Association with Lumbar Disc Prolapse.

Asian Spine J 2019 Feb 30;13(1):175. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Department of Orthopaedics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6365797PMC
February 2019

Zygapophyseal Joint Orientation and Facet Tropism and Their Association with Lumbar Disc Prolapse.

Asian Spine J 2019 Feb 30;13(1):173-174. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Department of Spine Surgery, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi, India.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6365783PMC
February 2019
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Utilization of Spinal Navigation to Facilitate Hassle-Free Rod Placement during Minimally-Invasive Long-Construct Posterior Instrumentation.

Asian Spine J 2019 01 30. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Spine Division, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore.

During minimally-invasive long-construct posterior instrumentation, it may be challenging to contour and place the rod as the screw heads are not visualized. To overcome this, we utilized the image data merging (IDM) facility of our spinal navigation system to visualize a coherent whole image of the construct throughout the procedure. Here, we describe this technique that was used for a patient in whom L1–L5 posterior instrumentation was performed. Read More

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January 2019
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Assessment of In Vivo Lumbar Inter-Vertebral Motion: Reliability of a Novel Dynamic Weight-Bearing Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technique Using a Side-Bending Task.

Asian Spine J 2019 Jan 30. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute, Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA.

Study Design: Between-session reliability of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) based experimental technique to quantify lumbar inter-vertebral motion in humans.

Purpose: We have developed a novel, dynamic, MRI-based approach for quantifying in vivo lumbar inter-vertebral motion. In this study, we present the protocol's reliability results to quantify inter-vertebral spine motion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0219DOI Listing
January 2019
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Multi-Rod Constructs Can Increase the Incidence of Iliac Screw Loosening after Surgery for Adult Spinal Deformity.

Asian Spine J 2019 Jan 30. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Japan.

Study Design: A retrospective study.

Purpose: To investigate the incidence of iliac screw loosening with a two-rod vs. multi-rod construct and the effect on clinical and radiographic outcomes after surgery for adult spinal deformity (ASD). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0209DOI Listing
January 2019
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Comparative Radiographic Outcomes of Lateral and Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion in the Treatment of Degenerative Lumbar Kyphosis.

Asian Spine J 2019 Jan 30. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan.

Study Design: Retrospective case-control study.

Purpose: To compare surgical invasiveness and radiological outcomes between posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) and lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) for degenerative lumbar kyphosis.

Overview Of Literature: LLIF is a minimally invasive interbody fusion technique; however, few reports compared the clinical outcomes of conventional PLIF and LLIF for degenerative lumbar kyphosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0204DOI Listing
January 2019

Lack of Current Recommendations for Resuming Sexual Activity Following Spinal Surgery.

Asian Spine J 2019 Jan 30. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA.

Patients are faced with many questions surrounding the after effects of the various surgical procedures and their ability to return to preoperative activities. While patients often question whether surgery would provide alleviation of pain, weakness, and instability, they often have additional questions about sexual activity during their convalescence that are not always addressed. Although the literature shows postsurgical improvement in sexual activity in association with improved low back pain, reports vaguely address the variability in sexual activity recommendations based on anatomic location and type of spinal surgery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0106DOI Listing
January 2019

Demographic Analysis of Lumbar Pedicle Diameters in a Diverse Population.

Asian Spine J 2019 Jan 29. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Northwell Health Plainview Hospital, Plainview, NY, USA.

Study Design: Retrospective chart review.

Purpose: We sought to determine the differences in pedicle diameter (PD) in the lumbar spine between various races: 'Asian,' 'Black,' 'White,' and 'Other.' These data could aid in perioperative planning during instrumented spinal fusion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0195DOI Listing
January 2019

Angiopoietin-Like Protein 2 Induces Synovial Inflammation in the Facet Joint Leading to Degenerative Changes via Interleukin-6 Secretion.

Asian Spine J 2019 Jan 29. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Department of Orthopaedics, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan.

Study Design: Experimental human study.

Purpose: To determine whether angiopoietin-like protein 2 (ANGPTL2) is highly expressed in the hyperplastic facet joint (FJ) synovium and whether it activates interleukin-6 (IL-6) secretion in FJ synoviocytes.

Overview Of Literature: Mechanical stress-induced synovitis is partially, but significantly, responsible for degenerative and subsequently osteoarthritic changes in the FJ tissues in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0178DOI Listing
January 2019

Analysis of Neuropathic Pain Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging T2 Mapping of Intervertebral Disc in Chronic Low Back Pain.

Asian Spine J 2019 Jan 29. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan.

Study Design: Cross sectional study.

Purpose: The study aimed to analyze mechanisms underlying chronic low back pain (CLBP) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) T2 mapping of the intervertebral disc (IVD).

Overview Of Literature: MRI T2 mapping utilizes the T2 values for quantifying moisture content and collagen sequence breakdown. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0147DOI Listing
January 2019

Neurological Recovery Pattern in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy after Anterior Surgery: A Prospective Study with Literature Review.

Asian Spine J 2019 Jan 29. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Department of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College and Hospital, Jammu, India.

Study Design: Prospective clinical study.

Purpose: The present study aimed to examine the neurological recovery pattern in cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) after anterior cervical decompression and compare it with the existing reports in the literature.

Overview Of Literature: Neurological recovery and regression of myelopathy symptoms is an important factor that determines the outcomes of surgical decompression. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0139DOI Listing
January 2019
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The Outcome of Radiofrequency Kyphoplasty in the Treatment of Vertebral Compression Fractures in Osteoporotic Patients.

Asian Spine J 2019 Jan 29. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Spine Unit, Wald Klinikum Gera, Gera, Germany.

Study Design: Retrospective study.

Purpose: The study aims to assess the effectiveness and safety of radiofrequency (RF) kyphoplasty in the treatment of vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) in osteoporotic patients.

Overview Of Literature: Vertebroplasty and balloon kyphoplasty are established procedures for the treatment of osteoporotic VCFs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0124DOI Listing
January 2019
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Perioperative Factors Associated with Severe Pain in Post-Anesthesia Care Unit after Thoracolumbar Spine Surgery: A Retrospective Case-Control Study.

Asian Spine J 2019 Jan 29. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Study Design: A retrospective case-control study.

Purpose: To evaluate the effect of nitrous oxide and anesthetic and operative factors associated with severe pain in the early postoperative period after thoracolumbar spine surgery.

Overview Of Literature: Thoracolumbar spine surgery is the most common procedure in spine surgery, and up to 50% of the patients suffer from moderate to severe pain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0121DOI Listing
January 2019

Epidural Fat-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cell: First Report of Epidural Fat-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cell.

Asian Spine J 2019 Jan 24. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Labaratory Animal Center, Daegu-Gyeongbuk Medical Innovation Foundation, Daegu, Korea.

Study Design: Experimental study.

Purpose: To determine whether epidural fat (EF) tissue contains mesenchymal stem cells (MSC).

Overview Of Literature: Spine surgeons are unaware of the contents of EF tissue and the reason for its presence between the ligamentum flavum and the dura mater; therefore, EF tissues are routinely eliminated during surgical procedures. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0215DOI Listing
January 2019
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Defining the Normal Trends of Serum Creatine Kinase Levels Following Spinal Surgery.

Asian Spine J 2019 Jan 24. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, GA, USA.

Study Design: Prospective, prognostic study, level II evidence.

Purpose: To define the normal change in the creatine kinase (CK) levels in patients undergoing prone or supine lumbar or cervical spine surgery and to determine if positioning influences the postoperative changes in the CK levels.

Overview Of Literature: Spine surgery is one of the most commonly performed and fastest growing areas of surgery in the United States. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0191DOI Listing
January 2019
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The Effect of Schroth Therapy on Thoracic Kyphotic Curve and Quality of Life in Scheuermann's Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Asian Spine J 2019 Jan 24. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Department of Physical Therapy, Recanati School for Community Health Professions, Faculty of Health Sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

Study Design: Randomized controlled single-blinded clinical trial.

Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy of Schroth therapy on thoracic curve angle, pain, and self-perceived body image (SPBI) of the back in Scheuermann's patients in comparison with the efficacy of classic anti-gravitation exercises.

Overview Of Literature: Scheuermann disease is the most common cause of hyperkyphosis of the thoracic and thoracolumbar spine during adolescence. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0097DOI Listing
January 2019
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'Need of the Hour': Early Diagnosis and Management of Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis of the Spine: An Analysis of 30 Patients from a "High Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis Burden" Country.

Asian Spine J 2019 Apr 24;13(2):265-271. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Spinal Disorder Surgery Unit, Department of Orthopaedics, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, India.

Study Design: Retrospective study.

Purpose: To report the prevalence of patients with multidrug-resistant (MDR) tubercular spondylodiscitis and their outcomes. Additionally, to assess the role of Xpert MTB/RIF assay in early detection of MDR tuberculosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0073DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6454281PMC
April 2019
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Essential Basic Bacteriology in Managing Musculoarticuloskeletal Infection: Bacterial Anatomy, Their Behavior, Host Phagocytic Activity, Immune System, Nutrition, And Antibiotics.

Authors:
Myung-Sang Moon

Asian Spine J 2019 Apr 24;13(2):343-356. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Moon-Kim's Institute of Orthopedic Research, Seoul, Korea.

Surgery-related infections have not been irradicated until now. To solve this problem, it is important to know the relationship between bacterial anatomy and bacterial behavior in the tug-of-war between host and pathogen. In this article, bacterial anatomy and functional behavior, host phagocytic activity, immune system, nutrition and antibiotics are reviewed to win the war against the tiny invaders and leave the host unharmed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2017.0239DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6454276PMC
April 2019
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Influence of Atlantoaxial Fusion on Sagittal Alignment of the Occipitocervical and Subaxial spines in Os Odontoideum with Atlantoaxial Instability.

Asian Spine J 2019 Jan 24. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Busan Korea Hospital, Busan, Korea.

Study Design: Retrospective case analysis.

Purpose: We hypothesized that larger the C1-C2 fusion angle, greater the severity of the sagittal malalignment of C0-C1 and C2- C7.

Overview Of Literature: In our experience, instances of sagittal malalignment occur at C0-C1 and C2-C7 following atlantoaxial fusion in patients with Os odontoideum (OO). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31616/asj.2018.0154DOI Listing
January 2019
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