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Operative Management of Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease

Lee YC, Zotti MG, Osti OL

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Aug;10(4):801-819.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.4.801
Lumbar degenerative disc disease is extremely common. Current evidence supports surgery in carefully selected patients who have failed non-operative treatment and do not exhibit any substantial psychosocial overlay. Fusion surgery...
Management of Tuberculous Infection of the Spine

Kandwal P, G V, Jayaswal A

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Aug;10(4):792-800.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.4.792
Spinal tuberculosis accounts for nearly half of all cases of musculoskeletal tuberculosis. It is primarily a medical disease and treatment consists of a multidrug regimen for 9-12 months. Surgery is...
Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators

An KC

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Aug;10(4):787-791.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.4.787
Selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) are now being used as a treatment for breast cancer, osteoporosis and postmenopausal symptoms, as these drugs have features that can act as an estrogen...
Pseudarthrosis of the Cervical Spine: Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Management

Leven D, Cho SK

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Aug;10(4):776-786.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.4.776
Cervical myelopathy and radiculopathy are common pathologies that often improve with spinal decompression and fusion. Postoperative complications include pseudarthrosis, which can be challenging to diagnose and manage. We reviewed the...
Utility of Discography as a Preoperative Diagnostic Tool for Intradural Lumbar Disc Herniation

Matsumoto , Toyoda H, Terai H, Dohzono S, Hori Y, Nakamura H

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Aug;10(4):771-775.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.4.771
Preoperative definitive diagnosis of intradural lumbar disc herniation (ILDH) is difficult despite the availability of various neuroradiological investigative tools. We present a case of ILDH diagnosed preoperatively by discography and...
Novel Foraminal Expansion Technique

Ozer AF, Senturk S, Ciplak M, Oktenoglu , Sasani M, Egemen E, Yaman O, Suzer T

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Aug;10(4):767-770.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.4.767
The technique we describe was developed for cervical foraminal stenosis for cases in which a keyhole foraminotomy would not be effective. Many cervical stenosis cases are so severe that keyhole...
Vacuum Phenomenon of the Sacroiliac Joint: Correlation with Sacropelvic Morphology

Takata Y, Higashino , Morimoto M, Sakai T, Yamashita , Abe M, Nagamachi , Sairyo K

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Aug;10(4):762-766.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.4.762
STUDY DESIGN: A radiologic study of sacropelvic morphology and vacuum phenomenon of sacroiliac joint in subjects unrelated to low back pain. PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to describe the...
Clinical Presentation of Cervical Myelopathy at C1-2 Level

Murahashi , Takebayashi T, Terashima , Tsuda H, Yoshimoto , Yamashita

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Aug;10(4):755-761.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.4.755
STUDY DESIGN: Single-center retrospective study. PURPOSE: To clarify the clinical features of cervical myelopathy at the C1-2 level. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Methods for distinguishing the affected level based on myelomere symptoms or...
Clinical Factors for Prognosis and Treatment Guidance of Spinal Cord Astrocytoma

Seki T, Hida K, Yano S, Aoyama T, Koyanagi I, Sasamori T, Hamauch S, Houkin K

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Aug;10(4):748-754.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.4.748
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: To obtain information useful in establishing treatment guidelines by evaluating baseline clinical features and treatment outcomes of patients with spinal cord astrocytoma (SCA). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: The...
Postoperative Increase in Occiput-C2 Angle Negatively Impacts Subaxial Lordosis after Occipito-Upper Cervical Posterior Fusion Surgery

Inada T, Furuya T, Kamiya K, Ota M, Maki S, Suzuki T, Takahashi , Yamazaki M, Aramomi M, Mannoji C, Koda M

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Aug;10(4):744-747.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.4.744
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PURPOSE: To elucidate the impact of postoperative occiput-C2 (O-C2) angle change on subaxial cervical alignment. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: In the case of occipito-upper cervical fixation surgery, it...
Comparison of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings between Pathologically Proven Cases of Atypical Tubercular Spine and Tumour Metastasis: A Retrospective Study in 40 Patients

Mittal S, Khalid M, Sabir AB, Khalid S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Aug;10(4):734-743.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.4.734
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: To note the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) differences between pathologically proven cases of atypical spinal tuberculosis and spinal metastasis in 40 cases. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Spinal tuberculosis,...
Postoperative Severe Headache Following Cervical Posterior Surgical Fixation from C2 Distally

Tauchi R, Lee SH, Kim JY, Kim YC, Peters C, Imagama S, Ishiguro N, Buchowski , Riew KD

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Aug;10(4):728-733.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.4.728
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: To identify the prevalence of severe headache occurring after cervical posterior surgical fixation (PSF) and to evaluate the clinical and radiological findings associated with severe headache...
An Outcome Measure of Functionality and Pain in Patients with Low Back Disorder: A Validation Study of the Iranian version of Low Back Outcome Score

Azimi P, Nayeb Aghaei H, Azhari S, Shazadi S, Khayat Kashany H, Mohammadi , Montazeri

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Aug;10(4):719-727.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.4.719
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PURPOSE: This study aimed to cross-culturally translate and validate the low back outcome score (LBOS) in Iran. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Lumbar disc hernia (LDH) is the most common...
Variation in Outcome in Tethered Cord Syndrome

Iqbal N, Qadeer M, Sharif SY

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Aug;10(4):711-718.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.4.711
STUDY DESIGN: Fifty patients surgically treated for tethered cord syndrome (TCS) were retrospectively studied at Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi from 2010 until 2014. PURPOSE: To assess the common presentations of TCS...
Quantitative Anatomy of C7 Vertebra in Southern Chinese for Insertion of Lateral Mass Screws and Pedicle Screws

Tse MS, Chan CH, Wong KK, Wong WC

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Aug;10(4):705-710.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.4.705
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: To analyze the quantitative anatomy of C7 vertebra for insertion of lateral mass screws and pedicle screws in Southern Chinese patients. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: C7 lateral mass...
Development and Psychometric Evaluation of Nursing Low Back Pain Predictor Questionnaire Focusing on Nurses Suffering from Chronic Low Back Pain in Iran

Ghadyani L, Tavafian S, Kazemnejad A, Wagner J

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Aug;10(4):697-704.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.4.697
STUDY DESIGN: Development and psychometric evaluation. PURPOSE: Design and psychometric assessment of the Nursing Low Back Pain Predictor Questionnaire addressing nurses suffering from chronic low back pain in Iran. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE:...
Work-Related Low Back Pain Treatment: A Randomized Controlled Trial from Tehran, Iran, Comparing Multidisciplinary Educational Program versus Physiotherapy Education

Ghadyani L, Tavafian S, Kazemnejad A, Wagner J

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Aug;10(4):690-696.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.4.690
STUDY DESIGN: Clinical trial. PURPOSE: To compare the multidisciplinary educational program versus physiotherapy education among Iranian nurses. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Low back pain (LBP) can accompany significant occupational injuries in the nursing...
Low-Dose Tramadol and Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Combination Therapy Prevents the Transition to Chronic Low Back Pain

Inage K, Orita S, Yamauchi K, Suzuki T, Suzuki M, Sakuma Y, Kubota G, Oikawa Y, Sainoh T, Sato J, Fujimoto K, Shiga Y, Abe K, Kanamoto H, Inoue M, Kinoshita , Takahashi , Ohtori S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Aug;10(4):685-689.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.4.685
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: To determine whether low-dose tramadol plus non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug combination therapy could prevent the transition of acute low back pain to chronic low back pain. OVERVIEW OF...
Neglected Thoraco Lumbar Traumatic Spine Injuries

Khatri K, Farooque K, Sharma V, Gupta B, Gamanagatti S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Aug;10(4):678-684.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.4.678
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: To outline the etiology, complications and management difficulties encountered in the management of neglected thoracolumbar spine injuries. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: The English literature describes overlooked diagnosis as...
Transforaminal Percutaneous Endoscopic Discectomy for Lumbar Disc Herniation in Parkinson's Disease: A Case-Control Study

Kapetanakis S, Giovannopoulou E, Charitoudis G, Kazakos K

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Aug;10(4):671-677.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.4.671
STUDY DESIGN: A case-control study. PURPOSE: To investigate the effectiveness of transforaminal percutaneous endoscopic discectomy (TPED) in Parkinson's disease (PD). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Patients with PD frequently suffer from radiculopathy and low...

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