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Comment on Bolat et al.: Investigation of efficacy of mitomycin-C, Sodium Hyaluronate and Human Amniotic Fluid in Preventing Epidural Fibrosis and Adhesion Using a Rat Laminectomy Model

Liang Y, Wang J, Sun Y, Yan L

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Aug;8(4):541-542.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.4.541
No abstract available.
Letter to the Editor: Investigation of Efficacy of Mitomycin-C, Sodium Hyaluronate and Human Amniotic Fluid in Preventing Epidural Fibrosis and Adhesion Using a Rat Laminectomy Model

Bolat E, Kocamaz E, Kulahcilar Z, Yilmaz A, Topcu A, Ozdemir M, Coskun ME

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Aug;8(4):540-540.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.4.540
No abstract available.
Current Concepts of Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: A Review of Literature

Song KJ, Choi BY

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Aug;8(4):531-539.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.4.531
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a safe and effective procedure for degenerative cervical spinal disease unresponsive to conservative management and its outstanding results have been reported. To increase...
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Who Should Be Fused? An Updated Review

Omidi-Kashani F, Hasankhani EG, Ashjazadeh A

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Aug;8(4):521-530.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.4.521
Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is mostly caused by osteoarthritis (spondylosis). Clinically, the symptoms of patients with LSS can be categorized into two groups; regional (low back pain, stiffness, and so...
Spinal Intradural Hematoma and Permanent Paraparesis after a Lumboperitoneal Shunt Operation: An Unusual Complication

Basaran R, Efendioglu M, Bolukbasi , Aslan S, Isik N, Kaner T

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Aug;8(4):516-520.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.4.516
Pseudotumor cerebri is a condition of increased intracranial pressure in the absence of clinical, laboratory or radiological pathology. Spinal intradural hematoma formation after lumboperitoneal shunt (LPS) implantation is very rare,...
An Uncommon Intramedullary Tumor: Primary Spinal Cord Melanoma

Cetinalp N, Yildirim A, Divanlioglu D, Belen D

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Aug;8(4):512-515.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.4.512
A 47-year-old woman was admitted with complaints of progressive weakness in the lower extremities and pain in the back and left leg. Thoracic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a spinal...
An Extremely Giant Lumbar Schwannoma: New Classification (Kotil) and Mini-Open Microsurgical Resection

Kotil K

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Aug;8(4):506-511.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.4.506
Purely extradural giant lumbar schwannomas are rare lesions. Classification of these tumors is performed according to the sizes and spills and is named the modified Sridhar's classification. The management of...
Two-Stage Surgical Management of Multilevel Symptomatic Thoracic Haemangioma Using Ethanol and Iliac Crest Bone Graft

Degulmadi , Brahmajoshyula V, Mayi S, Teegala S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Aug;8(4):502-505.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.4.502
This article presents a 56-year-old obese female who presented with back pain and progressive weakness in her lower limbs for three months. She was bed-ridden for one week before reporting...
Weekly Teriparatide Therapy Rapidly Accelerates Bone Healing in Pyogenic Spondylitis with Severe Osteoporosis

Shinohara , Ueno Y, Marumo K

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Aug;8(4):498-501.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.4.498
Pyogenic spondylitis is a frequently observed disease in orthopedics, and the number of cases is increasing. Some patients with pyogenic spondylitis suffer from vertebral destruction due to infection. The disease...
Mini-Open Approach for Direct Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Lee CS, Chung SS, Pae YR, Park SJ

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Aug;8(4):491-497.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.4.491
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. PURPOSES: To introduce the mini-open lateral approach for the anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF), and to investigate the advantages, technical pitfalls and complications by providing basic knowledge...
Safety Profile, Feasibility and Early Clinical Outcome of Cotransplantation of Olfactory Mucosa and Bone Marrow Stem Cells in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Goni VG, Chhabra R, Gupta A, Marwaha N, Dhillon MS, Pebam S, Gopinathan NR, Bangalore Kantharajanna S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Aug;8(4):484-490.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.4.484
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case series. PURPOSE: To study the safety and feasibility of cotransplantation of bone marrow stem cells and autologous olfactory mucosa in chronic spinal cord injury. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Stem...
Long Term Outcome of Non-Dysraphic Intramedullary Spinal Cord Lipomas in Adults: Case Series and Review

Srinivasan US, Raghunathan N, Radhi L

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Aug;8(4):476-483.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.4.476
STUDY DESIGN: It is a case series involving clinical presentation, radiological findings, surgical technique and long term outcome of Non-dysraphic intramedullary spinal cord lipomas in adults along with the review...
Comparisons on Efficacy of Elcatonin and Limaprost Alfadex in Patients with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and Concurrent Osteoporosis: A Preliminary Study Using a Crossover Design

Kanchiku T, Imajo Y, Suzuki H, Yoshida Y, Taguchi T, Tominaga T, Toyoda K

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Aug;8(4):469-475.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.4.469
STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter prospective study with a crossover design. PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to compare the efficacy of limaprost alfadex (LP) and elcatonin (EL) for lumbar spinal stenosis...
Limited Laminectomy and Restorative Spinoplasty in Spinal Canal Stenosis

Sangwan SS, Garg R, Gogna P, Kundu ZS, Gupta V, Kamboj P

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Aug;8(4):462-468.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.4.462
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. PURPOSE: Evaluation of the clinico-radiological outcome and complications of limited laminectomy and restorative spinoplasty in spinal canal stenosis. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: It is critical to achieve adequate...
Usefulness of Contralateral Indirect Decompression through Minimally Invasive Unilateral Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Min SH, Yoo JS, Lee JY

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Aug;8(4):453-461.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.4.453
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: This study aims to investigate the clinical and radiological results of contralateral indirect decompression through minimally invasive unilateral transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MI-TLIF). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Several...
Clinical and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Factors Which May Predict the Need for Surgery in Lumbar Disc Herniation

Motiei-Langroudi R, Sadeghian , Seddighi A

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Aug;8(4):446-452.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.4.446
STUDY DESIGN: Case-control. PURPOSE: Evaluate clinical and imaging factors which may predict the risk of failure of medical therapy in patients with lumbar disc herniation (LDH). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: LDH is a...
Surgery-Related Complications and Sequelae in Management of Tuberculosis of Spine

Moon MS, Kim SS, Moon YW, Moon H, Kim SS

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Aug;8(4):435-445.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.4.435
STUDY DESIGN: Medical record-based survey. PURPOSE: To survey the overall incidence of the intra- and postoperative complications and sequelae, and to propose the preventive measures to reduce complications in the spinal...
Clinical Outcome in Patients with Early versus Delayed Decompression in Cervical Spine Trauma

Umerani MS, Abbas A, Sharif S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Aug;8(4):427-434.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.4.427
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study. PURPOSE: To assess the clinical outcome after early versus late decompression for traumatic cervical cord injury. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Traumatic spinal cord injury is common globally with...
Lumbar Morphometry: A Study of Lumbar Vertebrae from a Pakistani Population Using Computed Tomography Scans

Alam MM, Waqas M, Shallwani , Javed G

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Aug;8(4):421-426.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.4.421
STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. PURPOSE: To describe the characteristics of lumbar vertebrae of Pakistani patients reporting at a tertiary care hospital and compare with studies from other populations. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE:...
Retrospective Evaluation of Efficiency and Safety of an Anterior Percutaneous Approach for Cervical Discectomy

Schubert M, Merk S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Aug;8(4):412-420.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.4.412
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the efficiency and complication rate of a percutaneous anterior approach to herniated cervical disks with or without...

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