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Response to: Comparison of Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion and Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion in Monosegmental Vacuum Phenomenon within an Intervertebral Disc

An KC, Kong GM, Park DH, Baik JM, Youn JH, Lee WS

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Oct;10(5):984-984.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.5.984
No abstract available.
Letter: Comparison of Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion and Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion in Monosegmental Vacuum Phenomenon within an Intervertebral Disc

Viswanathan VK, Subramanian S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Oct;10(5):982-983.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.5.982
No abstract available.
Thromboembolism in the Sub-Acute Phase of Spinal Cord Injury: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Alabed S, Belci M, Van Middendorp JJ, Al Halabi , Meagher TM

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Oct;10(5):972-981.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.5.972
To review the evidence of thromboembolism incidence and prophylaxis in the sub-acute phase of spinal cord injury (SCI) 3–6 months post injury. All observational and experimental studies with any length...
Vitamin D Receptor Gene, Matrix Metalloproteinase 3 Polymorphisms and the Risk of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration Susceptibility: Meta-Analysis

Nong L, Huang Y, Zhao S, Xu N

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Oct;10(5):964-971.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.5.964
Several studies have evaluated the association between vitamin D receptor, matrix metalloproteinase 3 (MMP-3) polymorphisms and the risk of intervertebral disc degeneration susceptibility. The findings were inconsistent. This meta-analysis aimed...
Ten Important Tips in Treating a Patient with Lumbar Disc Herniation

Omidi-Kashani F, Hejrati H, Ariamanesh S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Oct;10(5):955-963.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.5.955
Lumbar disc herniation is a common spinal disorder that usually responds favorably to conservative treatment. In a small percentage of the patients, surgical decompression is necessary. Even though lumbar discectomy...
Challenges of Transarticular Screw Fixation in Young Children: Report of Surgical Treatment of a 5-Year-Old Patient's Unstable Os-Odontoideum

Takahashi , Hirabayashi H, Hashidate , Ogihara N, Mukaiyama , Komatsu M, Inaba Y, Kosho T, Kato H

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Oct;10(5):950-954.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.5.950
Surgical procedures for atlantoaxial (C1–C2) fusion in young children are relatively uncommon. The purpose of this study was to report on a surgical treatment for a case of atlantoaxial instability...
Neurological Recovery in Two Patients with Cauda Equina Syndrome Secondary to L5 Lumbar Spine Giant Cell Tumour after Treatment with Denosumab without Surgery

Randhawa S, Kwan AK, Chiu CK, Chan CY, Kwan MK

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Oct;10(5):945-949.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.5.945
We report two patients with cauda equina syndrome (CES) secondary to L5 giant cell tumour (GCT) who achieved good neurological recovery after treatment with denosumab without surgery. The first patient...
Surgical Outcome of Children and Adolescents with Tethered Cord Syndrome

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

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Oct;10(5):940-944.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.5.940
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. PURPOSE: To compare long-term results of surgery with the outcomes of symptomatic and asymptomatic tethered cord syndrome (TCS) in children and adolescents and to assess the...
Associated Factors for Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis in Japanese Patients with Osteoarthritis of the Hip: A Radiographic Study

Sasagawa T, Nakamura T

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Oct;10(5):935-939.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.5.935
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: To determine the presence and frequency of factors for degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS) in patients with hip osteoarthritis (OA). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: OA of the hip joint (hip...
Efficacy of TachoSil, a Fibrin-Based Hemostat, for Anterior Lumbar Spine Surgery

Watanabe J, Ohtori S, Orita S, Yamauchi K, Eguchi Y, Aoki Y, Nakamura J, Suzuki M, Inage K, Sato J, Shiga Y, Abe K, Fujimoto K, Kanamoto H, Hanaoka E, Takahashi

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Oct;10(5):930-934.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.5.930
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PURPOSE: To examine the efficacy of TachoSil for vessel injury in 6 patients who underwent anterior lumbar fusion surgery (ALF). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: ALF for the lumbar...
Role of Transpedicular Percutaneous Vertebral Biopsy for Diagnosis of Pathology in Vertebral Compression Fractures

Pagdal SS, Nadkarni S, Hardikar S, Hardikar M

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Oct;10(5):925-929.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.5.925
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. PURPOSE: To identify the role of percutaneous vertebral biopsy in histopathological diagnosis of vertebral compression fractures and to identify the frequency of unexpected malignancy in vertebral...
C2 Body Fracture: Report of Cases Managed Conservatively by Philadelphia Collar

Motiei-Langroudi R, Sadeghian

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Oct;10(5):920-924.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.5.920
STUDY DESIGN: Case series. PURPOSE: To present results of conservative management in patients with pure C2 body fractures. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Axis body fractures, a less common subgroup of C2 fractures, are...
Surgical Management in Elderly Patients with Tuberculous Spondylodiscitis: Ten Year Mortality Audit Study

Kothari MK, Shah KC, Tikoo A, Nene AM

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Oct;10(5):915-919.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.5.915
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: To evaluate the factors affecting immediate postoperative mortality in elderly patients with tuberculous spondylodiscitis. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Treatment of spinal tuberculosis in the elderly involves consideration of...
Predisposing Factors for Intraoperative Endplate Injury of Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion

Satake K, Kanemura T, Yamaguchi , Segi N, Ouchida J

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Oct;10(5):907-914.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.5.907
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: To compare intraoperative endplate injury cases and no injury cases in consecutive series and to identify predisposing factors for intraoperative endplate injury. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Unintended endplate...
Significance of the Pars Interarticularis in the Cortical Bone Trajectory Screw Technique: An In Vivo Insertional Torque Study

Ninomiya K, Iwatsuki K, Ohnishi YI, Ohkawa T, Yoshimine

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Oct;10(5):901-906.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.5.901
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: Cortical bone trajectory (CBT), a more medial-to-lateral and shorter path than the traditional one for spinal fusion, is thought to be effective for severely degenerated vertebrae...
Impact of Rotation Correction after Brace Treatment on Prognosis in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Yamane K, Takigawa T, Tanaka M, Sugimoto Y, Arataki S, Ozaki T

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Oct;10(5):893-900.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.5.893
STUDY DESIGN: Level 4 retrospective review. PURPOSE: Brace treatment is the standard nonoperative treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Rotation correction is also important, because AIS involves a rotation deformity. The...
The Variation in the Lumbar Facet Joint Orientation in an Adult Asian Population and Its Relationship with the Cross-Sectional Area of the Multifidus and Erector Spinae

Sugawara K, Katayose M, Watanabe K

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Oct;10(5):886-892.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.5.886
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of healthy volunteers. PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate the variation in the lumbar facet joint orientation in an adult Asian population. The relationship between the facet joint...
Validation of the ECOS-16 Questionnaire in Koreans with Osteoporosis

Lee JS, Son SM, Goh TS, Kim TH, Noh EY

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Oct;10(5):877-885.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.5.877
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. PURPOSE: To evaluate the reliability and validity of the adapted Korean version of the Quality of Life Questionnaire of the European Foundation for Osteoporosis (ECOS-16). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE:...
Percutaneous Selective Vertebroplasty: State of the Art Management in Well-Confined Metastatic Vertebral Lesions


  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Oct;10(5):869-876.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.5.869
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical and radiological results of percutaneous selective vertebroplasty (PSV) as first-line treatment options in the setting of well-confined spinal metastases. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE:...
Age-Related Incidence of Cervical Spondylosis in Residents of Jeju Island

Moon MS, Yoon MG, Park BK, Park MS

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Oct;10(5):857-868.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.5.857
STUDY DESIGN: Cervical spine radiograms of 460 Jeju islanders. PURPOSE: To investigate the age-matched incidences and severity of the cervical disc degeneration and associated pathologic findings. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Several related studies...

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