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Patient Safety in Spine Surgery: Regarding the Wrong-Site Surgery

Lee SH, Kim JS, Jeong YC, Kwak DK, Chun JH, Lee HM

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Mar;7(1):63-71.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.1.63
Patient safety regarding wrong site surgery has been one of the priority issues in surgical fields including that of spine care. Since the wrong-side surgery in the DM foot patient...
Lumbar Disc Herniation Associated with Contralateral Neurological Deficit: Can Venous Congestion Be the Cause?

Kalemci O, Kizmazoglu C, Ozer E, Arda MN

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Mar;7(1):60-62.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.1.60
Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) associated with a contralateral neurological deficit is sometimes encountered by surgeons. Compression against the opposite pedicle in case of a large discal herniation and prominent stenotic...
Acute Paraplegia Secondary to Thoracic Disc Herniation of the Adjacent Segment Following Thoracolumbar Fusion and Instrumentation

Badra MI, Assaker R, Musharrafieh RS

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Mar;7(1):55-59.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.1.55
Proximal junctional disease is a well-recognized postoperative phenomenon in adults who are undergoing long thoracolumbar fusion and instrumentation, and is attributed to increased a junctional stress concentration. In general, the...
Ruptured Conus Medullaris Dermoid Cyst with Fat Droplets in the Central

Sharma M, Mally R, Velho V

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Mar;7(1):50-54.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.1.50
Spinal dermoid tumors are rare, benign, slow growing tumors. These tumors may become acutely symptomatic after rupture or infection. Excision of the lesion with long term close follow-up studies is...
Operative Management of a Sacral Gunshot Injury via Minimally Invasive Techniques and Instrumentation

Shen FH, Samartzis

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Mar;7(1):44-49.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.1.44
Gunshot wounds to the spine account for 13% to 17% of all gunshot injuries and occur predominantly in the thoracic region. Minimally invasive spine surgery procedures implementing serial muscle dilation...
Recurrent Echinococcal Infection of the Lumbar Spine: An 11 Year Follow-up

Gouse M, Amritanand R, Venkatesh , Sundararaj GD

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Mar;7(1):39-43.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.1.39
Spinal hydatid cyst is a rare occurrence in non endemic countries. We present a case of recurrent lumbar hydatid disease in a 21-year-old male who following initial treatment had a...
Late Results of Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion with Interbody Cages

Dagli M, Er U, Simsek S, Bavbek M

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Mar;7(1):34-38.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.1.34
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of anterior cervical discectomy with fusion for degenerative cervical disc disease. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Anterior spinal surgery originated in the mid-1950s and graft...
Radiologic Evaluation of Degeneration in Isthmic and Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

Jeong HY, You JW, Sohn HM, Park SH

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Mar;7(1):25-33.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.1.25
STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional imaging study. PURPOSE: The objective was to assess the degree of degeneration and the associated factors through imaging studies of the lesion segment and the adjacent superior...
A Meaning of Well-Being: From the Experience of Paraplegic

Aman H, Aslam A

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Mar;7(1):20-24.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.1.20
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: The goal of care for paraplegic people is the enhancement of their "well-being". However, despite the frequent use of the term "well-being", its definition remains unclear...
Interference of Detection Rate of Lumbar Disc Herniation by Socioeconomic Status

Ji GY, Oh CH, Jung NY, An SD, Choi WS, Kim JH

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Mar;7(1):14-19.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.1.14
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: The objective of the study is to evaluate the relationship between the detection rate of lumbar disc herniation and socioeconomic status. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Income is one...
The Degree of Bacterial Contamination While Performing Spine Surgery

Ahn DK, Park HS, Kim TW, Yang JH, Boo KH, Kim IJ, Lee HJ

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Mar;7(1):8-13.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.1.8
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective experimental study. PURPOSE: To evaluate bacterial contamination during surgery. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: The participants of surgery and ventilation system have been known as the most significant sources of contamination. METHODS:...
Biomechanical Evaluation of a Novel Posterior Integrated Clamp That Attaches to an Existing Posterior Instrumentation for Use in Thoracolumbar Revision

Senatus P, Chinthakunta SR, Vazifeh P, Khalil S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Mar;7(1):1-7.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.1.1
STUDY DESIGN: An in vitro biomechanical study. PURPOSE: To evaluate the biomechanics of a novel posterior integrated clamp (IC) that extends on an already implanted construct in comparison to single long...

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