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Spinal Cord Stimulation in Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: Review of Clinical Use, Quality of Life and Cost-Effectiveness

Waszak PM, Modrić M, Paturej A, Malyshev S, Przygocka , Garnier H, Szmuda T

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Dec;10(6):1195-1204.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.6.1195
Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is complex and recurrent chronic pain after spinal surgery. Several important patient and surgery related risk factors play roles in development of FBSS. Inadequate selection...
A Comparison of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Following Different Treatment Approaches for Adolescents with Severe Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Systematic Review

Bettany-Saltikov J, Weiss HR, Chockalingam N, Kandasamy , Arnell T

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Dec;10(6):1170-1194.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.6.1170
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a three-dimensional deformity of the spine which is usually not symptomatic and which can progress during growth and cause a surface deformity. In adulthood, if...
Long-Term Effects of Untreated Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Review of the Literature

Weiss HR, Karavidas , Moramarco , Moramarco

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Dec;10(6):1163-1169.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.6.1163
Currently, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is principally regarded as benign, but some researchers have cited serious or extreme effects, including severe pain, cardiopulmonary compromise, social isolation, and even early death....
A New Radiological Sign for Severe Angular Kyphosis: “The Baltalimani Sign”

Atici Y, Aycan OE, Mert M, Kargin D, Albayrak A, Balioglu M

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Dec;10(6):1157-1162.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.6.1157
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective diagnostic study. PURPOSE: To define a new radiological sign, “Baltalimani sign,” in severe angular kyphosis (SAK) and to report its relationship with the risk of neurological deficits and...
Bone Union Rate Following Instrumented Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion: Comparison between Demineralized Bone Matrix versus Hydroxyapatite

Nam WD, Yi J

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Dec;10(6):1149-1156.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.6.1149
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: To compare the union rate of posterolateral lumbar fusion (PLF) using demineralized bone matrix (DBM) versus hydroxyapatite (HA) as bone graft extender. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: To our...
Prevalence of High-Riding Vertebral Artery and Morphometry of C2 Pedicles Using a Novel Computed Tomography Reconstruction Technique

Wajanavisit W, Lertudomphonwanit T, Fuangfa P, Chanplakorn P, Kraiwattanapong C, Jaovisidha S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Dec;10(6):1141-1148.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.6.1141
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional, matched-pair comparative study. PURPOSE: To determine whether a thin-sliced pedicular-oriented computed tomography (TPCT) scan reconstructed from an existing conventional computed tomography (CCT) scan is more accurate for identifying...
Analysis of the Relationship between Ligamentum Flavum Thickening and Lumbar Segmental Instability, Disc Degeneration, and Facet Joint Osteoarthritis in Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Yoshiiwa T, Miyazaki M, Notani N, Ishihara T, Kawano M, Tsumura H

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Dec;10(6):1132-1140.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.6.1132
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between ligamentum flavum (LF) thickening and lumbar segmental instability and disc degeneration and facet joint osteoarthritis. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Posterior spinal structures, including...
A Nationwide Retrospective Study of Opioid Management Patterns in 2,468 Patients with Spinal Pain in Korea

Chung SS, Park CK, Cho KJ, Choi KH, Kim JH, Kim SB, Kuh SU, Lee JC, Lee JH, Lee KY, Lee SH, Moon SH, Park SY, Shim JH, Son BC, Yoon MH, Park HJ

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Dec;10(6):1122-1131.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.6.1122
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective patient data collection and investigator survey. PURPOSE: To investigate patterns of opioid treatment for pain caused by spinal disorders in Korea. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Opioid analgesic prescription and adequacy...
Correlation of 1.5 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Clinical and Intraoperative Findings for Lumbar Disc Herniation

Dutta S, Bhave A, Patil S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Dec;10(6):1115-1121.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.6.1115
STUDY DESIGN: A single-center prospective study. PURPOSE: A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is undeniably the gold standard for the diagnosis of a lumbar disc prolapse. Unfortunately it shares a strong...
Results of Single-Staged Posterior Decompression and Circumferential Fusion Using a Transpedicular Approach to Correct a Kyphotic Deformity due to Thoracolumbar Spinal Tuberculosis

Dalal S, Modi J, Soman S, Patel H, Dhanani S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Dec;10(6):1106-1114.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.6.1106
STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective study. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the results of single-staged posterior decompression and circumferential fusion using a transpedicular approach to correct...
Long-Term Outcomes of Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Using Stand-Alone Ray Threaded Cage for Degenerative Disk Disease: A 20-Year Follow-Up

Baeesa SS, Medrano BG, Noriega DC

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Dec;10(6):1100-1105.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.6.1100
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: To analyze outcomes of posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) stand-alone cages. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: PLIF for degenerative disk disease using stand-alone cages has lost its popularity owing...
Bone Morphogenic Protein Is a Viable Adjunct for Fusion in Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Siddiqui M, Sta.Ana AR, Yeo W, Yue WM

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Dec;10(6):1091-1099.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.6.1091
STUDY DESIGN: Comparison of prospectively collected data of patients undergoing minimally invasive surgery transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) with and without recombinant human bone morphogenic protein 2 (BMP). PURPOSE: To compare...
Baastrup's Disease Is Associated with Recurrent of Sciatica after Posterior Lumbar Spinal Decompressions Utilizing Floating Spinous Process Procedures

Koda M, Mannoji C, Murakami M, Kinoshita , Hirayama J, Miyashita , Eguchi Y, Yamazaki M, Suzuki T, Aramomi M, Ota M, Maki S, Takahashi , Furuya T

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Dec;10(6):1085-1090.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.6.1085
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. PURPOSE: To determine whether kissing spine is a risk factor for recurrence of sciatica after lumbar posterior decompression using a spinous process floating approach. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE:...
Tumor Occupation in the Spinal Canal and Clinical Symptoms of Cauda Equina Schwannoma: An Analysis of 22 Cases

Fujii K, Sakane M, Abe T, Nakagawa T, Sakai S, Tatsumura , Funayama T, Yamazaki M

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Dec;10(6):1079-1084.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.6.1079
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective, radiological study. PURPOSE: To determine the relationship between clinical symptoms and the extent of tumor occupation of the spinal canal by cauda equina schwannoma. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Little is...
Closed Drainage versus Non-Drainage for Single-Level Lumbar Disc Surgery: Relationship between Epidural Hematoma and Fibrosis

Kotil K

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Dec;10(6):1072-1078.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.6.1072
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective clinical series with prospectively collected data. PURPOSE: The efficacy of using closed suction drains (CSD) after single-level lumbar disc surgery was evaluated. Postoperative CSD are regularly fitted...
Non-Caseating Granulomatous Infective Spondylitis: Melioidotic Spondylitis

Arockiaraj J, Karthik R, Jeyaraj V, Amritanand R, Krishnan V, David KS, Sundararaj GD

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Dec;10(6):1065-1071.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.6.1065
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical analysis. PURPOSE: To delineate the clinical presentation of melioidosis in the spine and to create awareness among healthcare professionals, particularly spine surgeons, regarding the diagnosis and treatment...
Traumatic Cervical Spondyloptosis of the Subaxial Cervical Spine: A Case Series with a Literature Review and a New Classification

Modi JV, Soman SM, Dalal S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Dec;10(6):1058-1064.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.6.1058
STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective study on patients with traumatic subaxial cervical spondyloptosis and includes a review of the available literature regarding the management of this injury. PURPOSE: This study...
Single Posterior Approach for En-Bloc Resection and Stabilization for Locally Advanced Pancoast Tumors Involving the Spine: Single Centre Experience

Zairi F, Sunna T, Liberman M, Boubez G, Wang Z, Shedid D

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Dec;10(6):1047-1057.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.6.1047
STUDY DESIGN: Monocentric prospective study. PURPOSE: To assess the safety and effectiveness of the posterior approach for resection of advanced Pancoast tumors. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: In patients with advanced Pancoast tumors invading...
Lymphopenia at 4 Days Postoperatively Is the Most Significant Laboratory Marker for Early Detection of Surgical Site Infection Following Posterior Lumbar Instrumentation Surgery

Iwata E, Shigematsu H, Okuda A, Morimoto Y, Masuda K, Nakajima H, Koizumi M, Tanaka Y

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Dec;10(6):1042-1046.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.6.1042
STUDY DESIGN: Case control study. PURPOSE: To identify the most significant laboratory marker for early detection of surgical site infection (SSI) using multiple logistic regression analysis. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: SSI is a...
Intrinsic Vertebral Markers for Spinal Level Localization in Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery: A Preliminary Report

Jha DK, Thakur A, Jain M, Arya A, Tripathi C, Kumari R, Kushwaha S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Dec;10(6):1033-1041.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.6.1033
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective clinical study. PURPOSE: To observe the usefulness of anterior cervical osteophytes as intrinsic markers for spinal level localization (SLL) during sub-axial cervical spinal surgery via the anterior approach. OVERVIEW...

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