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L4 and L5 spondylectomy for en bloc resection of giant cell tumor and review of the literature.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2014 Oct;5(2):151-7

Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

Study Design Case report and review of the literature. Objective We present the case of a two-level lumbar spondylectomy at L4 and L5 for en bloc resection of a giant cell tumor (GCT) and lumbopelvic reconstruction. Methods A 58-year-old woman presented with a 7-month history of progressive intractable back and leg pain secondary to a biopsy-proven Enneking stage III GCT of the L4 and L5 vertebrae. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4212699PMC
October 2014
4 Reads

Lumbar intervertebral discal cyst: a rare cause of low back pain and radiculopathy. Case report and review of the current evidences on diagnosis and management.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2014 Oct;5(2):141-8

Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosciences, Policlinico "G. Rodolico" University Hospital, Catania, Italy.

Study Design Case Report and review of the literature. Objective The objective of the article is to report an illustrative case successfully treated by microsurgery and to review the literature on the current evidence on diagnosis and management of lumbar discal cysts. Methods A 43-year-old male patient presented with severe back pain, radiating down to the right leg, as well as with paraesthesias in the right L3 and L4 dermatomes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1387806DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4212701PMC
October 2014
14 Reads

Hydrocephalus following bilateral dumbbell-shaped c2 spinal neurofibromas resection and postoperative cervical pseudomeningocele in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1: a case report.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2014 Oct;5(2):136-8

Department of Neurosurgery, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Pisana, Pisa, Italy.

Study Design Case report. Objective To present a rare case of hydrocephalus following bilateral dumbbell-shaped C2 spinal neurofibromas resection and postoperative cervical pseudomeningocele in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Methods The patient's clinical course is retrospectively reviewed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1387805DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4212698PMC
October 2014
9 Reads

Sterile Seroma Resulting from Multilevel XLIF Procedure as Possible Adverse Effect of Prophylactic Vancomycin Powder: A Case Report.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2014 Oct;5(2):127-33

Spine Colorado, Durango, Colorado, United States.

Study Design Case report. Objective The objective of this study was to present the unusual case of a 59-year-old woman with a reoccurring sterile postoperative seroma. Methods A patient was observed postoperatively for any complications or adverse side effects resulting from an initial multilevel anterior/posterior lumbar fusion surgery where 2 g (1 g combined with the bone graft used for posterolateral fusion and 1 g placed in the soft tissues) of prophylactic vancomycin powder was placed within the soft tissues posteriorly before wound closure. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1386754DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4212702PMC
October 2014
7 Reads

Vertebral artery anomalies at the craniovertebral junction: a case report and review of the literature.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2014 Oct;5(2):121-5

Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

Study Design Case report. Objective The objective of this study was to report a case of an unstable C1 burst fracture in the setting of a vertebral artery anomaly at the craniovertebral junction. Methods A 55-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with severe neck pain after falling approximately 15 feet and landing on his head. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1386751DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4212700PMC
October 2014
7 Reads

To the occiput or not? C1-c2 ligamentous laxity in children with down syndrome.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2014 Oct;5(2):112-8

The UCSF Spine Center, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States.

Study Design Retrospective case review. Objective Atlantoaxial instability with and without basilar invagination poses a considerable challenge in management regarding reduction, surgical approach, decompression, instrumentation choice, and extent of fusion. A variety of strategies have been described to reduce and stabilize cranial settling with basilar invagination. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1386749DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4212581PMC
October 2014
5 Reads

Correlation of posterior occipitocervical angle and surgical outcomes for occipitocervical fusion.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2014 Oct;5(2):163-5

Department of Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Study Type Retrospective cohort study. Introduction Craniocervical instability is a surgical disease, most commonly due to rheumatoid arthritis, trauma, erosive pathologies such as tumors and infection, and advanced degeneration. Treatment involves stabilization of the craniovertebral junction by occipitocervical instrumentation and fusion. Read More

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October 2014
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Predictive factors for acute proximal junctional failure after adult deformity surgery with upper instrumented vertebrae in the thoracolumbar spine.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2014 Oct;5(2):160-2

Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, Utah, United States.

Study Type Retrospective cohort study. Introduction Acute proximal junctional failure (APJF) was recently defined by the International Spine Study Group as: postoperative fracture of the upper instrumented vertebrae (UIV) or UIV + 1; UIV implant failure; proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) increase > 15 degrees; or need for proximal extension of the fusion within 6 months of surgery.1 The incidence and revision rates of APJF have been reported to be higher when the UIV is located in the lower thoracolumbar (TL) spine mostly because of high incidence of UIV or UIV + 1 fractures. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1386755DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4174188PMC
October 2014
19 Reads

Commentary on: "L4 and L5 Spondylectomy for En Bloc Resection of Giant Cell Tumor and Review of the Literature".

Authors:
Aron Lazary

Evid Based Spine Care J 2014 Oct;5(2):158-9

National Center for Spinal Disorders, Budapest, Hungary.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1387801DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4174194PMC
October 2014
4 Reads

Commentary on: "Sterile Seroma Resulting from Multilevel XLIF Procedure as Possible Adverse Effect of Prophylactic Vancomycin Powder: A Case Report".

Evid Based Spine Care J 2014 Oct;5(2):134-5

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1386759DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4174191PMC
October 2014
7 Reads

Commentary on: "Vertebral Artery Anomalies at the Craniovertebral Junction: A Case Report and Review of the Literature".

Evid Based Spine Care J 2014 Oct;5(2):126

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Rochester Spine Center, Rochester, New York, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1386757DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4174231PMC
October 2014
11 Reads

Commentary on: "To the Occiput or Not? C1-C2 Ligamentous Laxity in Children with Down Syndrome".

Authors:
W Bradley Jacobs

Evid Based Spine Care J 2014 Oct;5(2):119-20

Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada ; Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4174190PMC
October 2014
5 Reads

Outpatient surgery in the cervical spine: is it safe?

Evid Based Spine Care J 2014 Oct;5(2):101-11

Spectrum Research, Inc., Tacoma, Washington, United States.

Study Design Systematic review. Study Rationale As the length of stay after cervical spine surgery has decreased substantially, the feasibility and safety of outpatient cervical spine surgery come into question. Although minimal length of stay is a targeted metric for quality and costs for medical centers, the safety of outpatient cervical spine surgery has not been clearly defined. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1389088DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4174186PMC
October 2014
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Incidental findings on magnetic resonance imaging of the spine in the asymptomatic pediatric population: a systematic review.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2014 Oct;5(2):95-100

Spectrum Research, Inc., Tacoma, Washington, United States.

Study Design Systematic review. Clinical Question What is the prevalence of incidental magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of the spine in asymptomatic pediatric patients? Methods Electronic databases and reference lists of key articles were searched up to December 15, 2013, to identify studies reporting the incidence or prevalence of incidental findings on MRI in asymptomatic pediatric patients. Athletes or children with a known history of trauma, infection, or congenital abnormalities were excluded. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1386753DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4174226PMC
October 2014
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Electrical stimulation to enhance spinal fusion: a systematic review.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2014 Oct;5(2):87-94

Spectrum Research, Inc., Tacoma, Washington, United States.

Study Design Systematic review. Clinical Questions Compared with no stimulation, does electrical stimulation promote bone fusion after lumbar spinal fusion procedures? Does the effect differ based on the type of electrical stimulation used? Methods Electronic databases and reference lists of key articles were searched up to October 15, 2013, to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing the effect of electrical stimulation to no electrical stimulation on fusion rates after lumbar spinal fusion for the treatment of degenerative disease. Two independent reviewers assessed the strength of evidence using the Grades of Recommendation Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) criteria. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1386752DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4174185PMC
October 2014
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Microdiscectomy for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation: an evaluation of reoperations and long-term outcomes.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2014 Oct;5(2):77-86

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine and Scoliosis Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, United States.

Design Retrospective case series. Objective The objective of this study was to assess the reoperation rate after microdiscectomy for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation (LDH) in patients with ≥ 5-year follow-up and identify demographic, perioperative, and outcome-related differences between patients with and without a reoperation. Methods The medical records, operative reports, and office notes of patients who had undergone microdiscectomy at a single institution between March 1994 and December 2007 were reviewed and long-term follow-up was assessed via a telephone questionnaire. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1386750DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4174230PMC
October 2014
43 Reads

Administrative database studies: goldmine or goose chase?

Evid Based Spine Care J 2014 Oct;5(2):74-6

Spectrum Research, Inc., Tacoma, Washington, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1390027DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4174180PMC
October 2014
5 Reads

How to prove the value proposition of spine surgery.

Authors:
Jens Chapman

Evid Based Spine Care J 2014 Oct;5(2):73

Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1390026DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4174181PMC
October 2014
15 Reads

Retro-odontoid calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate deposition: surgical management and review of the literature.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2014 Apr;5(1):63-9

Scoliosis and Spine Tumor Center, Texas Back Institute, Plano, Texas, United States.

Study Design Case report and review of the literature. Objective A retro-odontoid mass is a rare cause of cervical compression and myelopathy. The differential diagnosis includes the following: metastatic disease, primary tumor, collagen disorder, or inflammatory disease. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1370897DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3969430PMC
April 2014
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Cervical stenosis in a patient with arthrogryposis: case report.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2014 Apr;5(1):57-62

Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, United States ; Department of Spine and Scoliosis Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York, United States.

Study Design Case report. Objective Amyoplasia-type arthrogryposis is a rare congenital disease that presents as multiple contractures involving various areas of the body. To the authors' knowledge, there have been no reports of adults with amyoplasia in the current literature. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1368669DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3969424PMC
April 2014
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A case of tophaceous gout in the lumbar spine: a review of the literature and treatment recommendations.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2014 Apr;5(1):52-6

Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, United States.

Study Design Case report. Objective The objective of this study is to report the occurrence of tophaceous gout in the lumbar spine. Methods Using a case report to illustrate the key points of gout in the spine, we provide a brief review of gout in the literature as it relates to its orthopedic and spinal manifestations as well as guidelines for management. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1366979DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3969431PMC
April 2014
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Surgical correction of scoliosis in children with spastic quadriplegia: benefits, adverse effects, and patient selection.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2014 Apr;5(1):38-51

Spectrum Research, Inc., Tacoma, Washington, United States.

Study Rationale: Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of nonprogressive syndromes of posture and motor impairment associated with lesions of the immature brain. Spastic quadriplegia is the most severe form with a high incidence of scoliosis, back pain, respiratory compromise, pelvic obliquity, and poor sitting balance. Surgical stabilization of the spine is an effective technique for correcting deformity and restoring sitting posture. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1370898DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3969433PMC
April 2014
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Lumbar Lateral Interbody Fusion (LLIF): Comparative Effectiveness and Safety versus PLIF/TLIF and Predictive Factors Affecting LLIF Outcome.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2014 Apr;5(1):28-37

Regional Spinal Department, Alto Vicentino, OC Santorso, Vicenza, Italy.

Study Design: Systematic review.

Study Rationale: The surgical treatment of adult degenerative lumbar conditions remains controversial. Conventional techniques include posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) or transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3969425PMC
April 2014
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Vertebral artery anomaly and injury in spinal surgery.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2014 Apr;5(1):16-27

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, United States.

Study Design: Systematic review.

Study Rationale: The purpose of this review is to further define the published literature with respect to vertebral artery (VA) anomaly and injury in patients with degenerative cervical spinal conditions.

Objectives: In adult patients with cervical spine or degenerative cervical spine disorders receiving cervical spine surgery, what is the incidence of VA injury, and among resulting VA injuries, which treatments result in a successful outcome and what percent are successfully repaired?

Materials And Methods: A systematic review of pertinent articles published up to April 2013. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1366980DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3969432PMC
April 2014
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Comparison between C1-2 Fixation with and without Supplemental Posterior Wiring.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2014 Apr;5(1):12-5

Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States.

Study Design Retrospective analysis. Clinical Question Is there a difference between the screw-rod construct (SRC) procedure without wiring and the SRC procedure with wiring with respect to fusion, implant failure, reoperation, donor-site morbidity, and complication rates? Patients and Methods We performed a retrospective analysis of 26 patients who underwent C1-2 fixation between 2004 and 2012 (SRC with wiring and structural bone graft, 13 patients; SRC with autograft but without wiring, 13 patients). Fusion was assessed using dynamic X-rays in all patients and computed tomographic scans in selected cases. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1371972DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3969422PMC
April 2014
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The concomitance of cervical spondylosis and adult thoracolumbar spinal deformity.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2014 Apr;5(1):6-11

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States.

Study Design Retrospective cross-sectional study. Clinical Question What is the prevalence of cervical spondylosis (CS) and thoracolumbar (TL) spinal deformity in an administrative database during a 4-year study period? Is the prevalence of CS or TL deformity higher in patients who have the other spine diagnosis compared with the overall study population? Are patients with both diagnoses more likely to have undergone spine surgery? Patients and Methods An administrative claims database containing 53 million patients with either Medicare (2005-2008) or private payer (2007-2010) insurance was used to identify patients with diagnoses of CS and/or TL deformity. Disease prevalence between groups was compared using a χ (2) test and reported using prevalence ratios (PR). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3969428PMC
April 2014
6 Reads

Credibility matters: mind the gap.

Authors:
Andrea C Skelly

Evid Based Spine Care J 2014 Apr;5(1):2-5

Spectrum Research, Inc., Tacoma, Washington, United States.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3969429PMC
April 2014
5 Reads

Treating spinal storage diseases with macro data?

Authors:
Jens Chapman

Evid Based Spine Care J 2014 Apr;5(1)

Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1372332DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3969427PMC
April 2014
7 Reads

Response to Letter to the Editor on: Efficacy of Bracing versus Observation in the Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis (Evid Based Spine Care J 2011;2(2):25-34).

Authors:
Evan M Davies

Evid Based Spine Care J 2013 Oct;4(2):166

Southampton Children's Hospital, University Hospital Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0033-1357354DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3836892PMC
October 2013
15 Reads

Early proximal junctional failure in patients with preoperative sagittal imbalance.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2013 Oct;4(2):163-4

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

Study Type Retrospective review. Introduction Sagittal imbalance has been associated with lower health-related quality of life outcomes, and restoration of imbalance is associated with improved outcomes.123 The long constructs used in adult spinal deformity have potential consequences such as proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0033-1357366DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3836944PMC
October 2013
6 Reads

A novel scientific model for rare and often neglected neoplastic conditions.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2013 Oct;4(2):160-2

Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

Study Type Retrospective cohort. Introduction The treatment of rare neoplastic conditions is challenging, especially because studies providing high levels of evidence are often lacking. Such is the case with primary tumors of the spine (PTS), which have a low incidence, are pathologically heterogeneous, and have diverse treatment approaches. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3836955PMC
October 2013
13 Reads

Complications and intercenter variability of three-column resection osteotomies for spinal deformity surgery: a retrospective review of 423 patients.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2013 Oct;4(2):157-9

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Spine Surgery, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, New York, United States.

Study Type Retrospective review of a prospectively collected multicenter database. Introduction Three-column resection osteotomies (3CO), including pedicle subtraction osteotomies and vertebral column resections are performed for correction of sagittal deformity; however, they have high rates of reported complications. This study examined the incidence and intercenter variability of major intraoperative complications (IOC), postoperative complications (POC), and overall complications (IOC + POC) up to 6 weeks postoperation. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3836886PMC
October 2013
41 Reads

Canine notochordal cell-secreted factors protect murine and human nucleus pulposus cells from apoptosis by inhibition of activated caspase-9 and caspase-3/7.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2013 Oct;4(2):154-6

Toronto Western Research Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

Introduction Effective therapies that may stop or even reverse disc degeneration remain elusive. A minimally invasive method through which nucleus pulposus (NP) cell viability could be achieved would revolutionize the treatment of degenerative disc disease (DDD). With the presented work, we have investigated if nonchondrodystrophic (NCD) canine intervertebral disc (IVD)-derived notochordal cell conditioned medium (NCCM) and chondrodystrophic (CD) canine IVD-derived conditioned medium (CDCM) are able to protect murine and human NP cells from apoptosis. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3836881PMC
October 2013
8 Reads

Periaortic pedicle screw removal with endovascular control of the aorta and intraoperative aortography: a case report and review of the literature.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2013 Oct;4(2):149-53

Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

Study Design  Case report and review of the literature. Objective The objective of the article is to report the case of a 20-year-old patient with a threatened aortic injury from pedicle screw instrumentation successfully managed without aortic grafting. Methods The patient's clinical course is retrospectively reviewed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0033-1357358DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3836958PMC
October 2013
5 Reads

Alternative Surgical Strategy for AxiaLIF Pseudarthrosis: A Series of Three Case Reports.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2013 Oct;4(2):143-8

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sint Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Study Design Retrospective case series. Objective The objective of this study is to describe an alternative technique to attain interbody lumbar fusion in the event of pseudarthrosis after axial lumbar interbody fusion (AxiaLIF) and to assess its safety. Methods Three patients who suffered from pseudarthrosis after AxiaLIF underwent revision surgery with a DEVEX cage (DePuy Synthes, Raynham, MA, United States) through an anterior approach. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3836895PMC
October 2013
4 Reads

Desmoid Tumor Formation following Posterior Spinal Instrumentation Placement.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2013 Oct;4(2):137-42

Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

Study Design Case report. Objective The objective of the article is to illustrate a case of desmoid tumor (DT) formation after posterior instrumentation of the thoracic spine. Methods A 57-year-old woman presented with lower extremity clumsiness, balance, and ambulation difficulty resulting from spinal cord compression due to an upper thoracic atypical vertebral hemangioma. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3836896PMC
October 2013
5 Reads

Occam paradox? A variation of tapia syndrome and an unreported complication of guidewire-assisted pedicle screw insertion.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2013 Oct;4(2):132-6

Center for Spine and Spinal Cord Injury, Regions Hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States ; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.

Study Design Case report. Clinical Question The clinical aim is to report on a previously unknown association between guidewire-assisted pedicle screw insertion and neuropraxia of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN), and how this may overlap with the signs of Tapia syndrome; we also report our approach to the clinical management of this patient. Methods A 17-year-old male patient with idiopathic scoliosis experienced Tapia syndrome after posterior instrumentation and arthrodesis at the level of T1-L1. Read More

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October 2013
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An extension-distraction injury of the thoracic spine with traumatic partial correction of thoracic kyphosis.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2013 Oct 18;4(2):126-31. Epub 2013 Jun 18.

Division of Dentistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States.

Study Design The study is a case report. Objective The authors aim to report an unusual injury pattern in a patient previously treated for thoracic kyphoscoliosis. Methods A postoperative (computed tomography) CT of a healthy 24-year-old man who underwent posterior instrumentation and fusion for a kyphoscoliosis deformity was compared with a CT performed after a motor vehicle accident (MVA) 1 year later, which resulted in an extension-distraction injury of T8 with no neurologic deficit. Read More

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October 2013
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Persistent/Recurrent syringomyelia after Chiari decompression-natural history and management strategies: a systematic review.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2013 Oct;4(2):116-25

Spectrum Research, Inc., Tacoma, Washington, United States.

Study Design Systematic review. Study Rationale One of the most consistent indications for a Chiari decompression is tonsillar descent meeting the radiographic criteria and an associated syrinx in a symptomatic patient. In counseling patients about surgery, it would be advantageous to have information regarding the expected outcome with regard to the syrinx and other possible treatments available if the result is suboptimal. Read More

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October 2013
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Comparative effectiveness of different types of cervical laminoplasty.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2013 Oct;4(2):105-15

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

Study Design Systematic review. Study Rationale Numerous cervical laminoplasty techniques have been described but there are few studies that have compared these to determine the superiority of one over another. Clinical Questions The clinical questions include key question (KQ)1: In adults with cervical myelopathy from ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) or spondylosis, what is the comparative effectiveness of open door cervical laminoplasty versus French door cervical laminoplasty? KQ2: In adults with cervical myelopathy from OPLL or spondylosis, are postoperative complications, including pain and infection, different for the use of miniplates versus the use of no plates following laminoplasty? KQ3: Do these results vary based on early active postoperative cervical motion? Materials and Methods A systematic review of the English-language literature was undertaken for articles published between 1970 and March 11, 2013. Read More

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October 2013
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Outcomes in adult scoliosis patients who undergo spinal fusion stopping at L5 compared with extension to the sacrum.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2013 Oct;4(2):96-104

Spectrum Research, Inc., Tacoma, Washington, United States.

Study Design Systematic review. Study Rationale Adult scoliosis is a common disorder that is associated with significantly higher pain, functional impairment, and effect on quality of life than those without scoliosis. Surgical spinal fusion has led to quantifiable improvement in patient's quality of life. Read More

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October 2013
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Success in academic spine surgery: the role of mentoring.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2013 Oct;4(2):90-5

Division of Neurosurgery, Toronto Western Hospital Spine Program, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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October 2013
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A comparison of radiostereometric analysis and computed tomography for the assessment of lumbar spinal fusion in a sheep model.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2013 Oct;4(2):78-89

Department of Radiology, The Alfred Health, Victoria, Australia.

Study Design Prospective animal study. Objective The aim of this animal study is to evaluate the accuracy of radiostereometric analysis (RSA) compared with computed tomographic (CT) scan in the assessment of spinal fusion after anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) using histology as a gold standard. Methods Three non-adjacent ALIFs (L1-L2, L3-L4, and L5-L6) were performed in nine sheep. Read More

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October 2013
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A validated classification for external immobilization of the cervical spine.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2013 Oct;4(2):72-7

Department of Orthopaedics, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Study Design Interobserver and intraobserver reliability study. Objective The aim of this study is to validate a new classification system of external cervical spine immobilization devices by measuring the interobserver and intraobserver agreement. Methods A classification system, with five main categories, based on the anatomical regions on which the device supports, was created. Read More

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October 2013
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