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Driving Safety after Spinal Surgery: A Systematic Review

Alhammoud , Alkhalili , Hannallah , Ibeche B, Bajammal S, Baco AM

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Apr;11(2):319-327.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.2.319
This study aimed to assess driving reaction times (DRTs) after spinal surgery to establish a timeframe for safe resumption of driving by the patient postoperatively. The MEDLINE and Google Scholar...
Atlantoaxial Stabilization Using C1 and C2 Laminar Screw Fixation

Tsuji T, Chiba K, Horiuchi Y, Urabe T, Fujita S, Matsumoto

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Apr;11(2):314-318.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.2.314
We describe the use of a C1 laminar screw in combination with a C2 laminar screw as a salvage technique to treat two patients, one with persistent first intersegmental artery...
One-Stage Anterolateral Debridement, Bone Grafting, and Internal Fixation for Treating Lumbosacral Tuberculosis

Zhang T, Ma L, Lan X, Zhen P, Wang S, Li Z

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Apr;11(2):305-313.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.2.305
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PURPOSE: To investigate the clinical efficacy and feasibility of one-stage anterolateral debridement, bone grafting, and internal fixation for treating lumbosacral tuberculosis. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: There has been...
The Versatile Approach: A Novel Single Incision Combined with Anterior and Posterior Approaches for Decompression and Instrumented Fusion to Treat Tuberculosis of the Thoracic Spine

Srivastava SK, Aggarwal R, Bhosale SK, Roy K, Nemade PS

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Apr;11(2):294-304.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.2.294
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PURPOSE: To describe a novel single incision that combines anterior and posterior approaches for decompression and instrumented fusion to treat tuberculosis of the thoracic spine and...
Clinical and Radiological Outcomes after Microscopic Bilateral Decompression via a Unilateral Approach for Degenerative Lumbar Disease: Minimum 5-Year Follow-Up

Dohzono S, Toyoda H, Matsumura , Terai H, Suzuki A, Nakamura H

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Apr;11(2):285-293.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.2.285
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. PURPOSE: To assess postoperative bone regrowth at surgical sites after lumbar decompression with >5 years of follow-up. Postoperative preservation of facet joints and segmental spinal instability...
Qualitative Grading as a Tool in the Management of Multilevel Lumbar Spine Stenosis

Soman SM, Chokshi J, Chhatrala , Tharadara , Prabhakar

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Apr;11(2):278-284.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.2.278
STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective study that was undertaken at a single centre and involved 80 consecutive patients diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). PURPOSE: The aim of the study...
Does Discontinuing Teriparatide Treatment and Replacing It with Bisphosphonate Maintain the Volume of the Bone Fusion Mass after Lumbar Posterolateral Fusion in Women with Postmenopausal Osteoporosis?

Ohtori S, Orita S, Yamauchi K, Eguchi Y, Aoki Y, Nakamura J, Suzuki M, Kubota G, Inage K, Shiga Y, Abe K, Fujimoto K, Kanamoto H, Inoue M, Kinoshita , Furuya T, Koda M

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Apr;11(2):272-277.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.2.272
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether discontinuing teriparatide treatment and replacing it with bisphosphonate treatment maintains the volume of the fusion mass...
A Prospective Study of Clinical and Radiological Outcomes of Zero-Profile Cage Screw Implants for Single-Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: Is Segmental Lordosis Maintained at 2 Years?

Basu S, Rathinavelu S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Apr;11(2):264-271.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.2.264
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. PURPOSE: To study clinicoradiological parameters of zero-profile cage screw used for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Radiological parameters of various implants used for...
Relationships among Disability, Quality of Life, and Physical Fitness in Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: An Investigation of Elderly Korean Women

Park S, Han HS, Kim GU, Kang SS, Kim HJ, Lee M, Park SH, Choi KH, Kim SH, Yeom JS

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Apr;11(2):256-263.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.2.256
STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional, case-control study. PURPOSE: To investigate associations between physical fitness measures and disabilities related to back pain and quality of life (QOL) by the presence of symptomatic lumbar...
Radiographic Analysis of the Lumbosacral Juncture: Is There a Critical Sacral Angle for Total Disc Replacement?

Arunakul R, Metzger M, Kanim L, Bae H, Kropf M, Delamarter R

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Apr;11(2):249-255.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.2.249
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of a patient cohort through a prospective study. PURPOSE: To determine whether there are correlations between radiographic measurements, including sacral slope (SS) and pelvic incidence (PI), and...
An Iranian Version of the Fukushima Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Scale (FLS-25): A Validation Study

Azimi P, Montazeri

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Apr;11(2):243-248.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.2.243
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PURPOSE: To translate and validate the Fukushima lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) scale 25 (FLS-25) for use in Iran. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Tools measuring patient-reported outcomes should satisfy certain...
Elderly Patients Achieving Clinical and Radiological Outcomes Comparable with Those of Younger Patients Following Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Nikhil N J, Lim JW, Yeo W, Yue WM

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Apr;11(2):230-242.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.2.230
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of prospective database. PURPOSE: To compare 2-year clinical and radiological outcomes after minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) among “middle-age” (50–64.99 years), “young-old” (65–74.99 years), and...
Correlation between Topographic Parameters Obtained by Back Surface Topography Based on Structured Light and Radiographic Variables in the Assessment of Back Morphology in Young Patients with Idiopathic Scoliosis

Pino-Almero L, Mínguez-Rey MF, Cibrián-Ortiz de Anda RM, Salvador-Palmer MR, Sentamans-Segarra S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Apr;11(2):219-229.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.2.219
STUDY DESIGN: Optical cross-sectional study. PURPOSE: To study the correlation between asymmetry of the back (measured by means of surface topography) and deformity of the spine (quantified by the Cobb angle). OVERVIEW...
Long-Term Outcomes of In Situ Fusion for Treating Dysplastic Spondylolisthesis

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

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Apr;11(2):213-218.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.2.213
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective, observational, single-center study. PURPOSE: To investigate the long-term outcomes of in situ fusion procedures for treating dysplastic spondylolisthesis. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: In situ fusion performed in patients with dysplastic...
Single-Level Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Provides Sustained Improvements in Clinical and Radiological Outcomes up to 5 Years Postoperatively in Patients with Neurogenic Symptoms Secondary to Spondylolisthesis

Bin Abd Razak HR, Dhoke P, Tay KS, Yeo W, Yue WM

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Apr;11(2):204-212.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.2.204
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of prospective registry data. PURPOSE: To determine 5-year clinical and radiological outcomes of single-level instrumented minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) in patients with neurogenic symptoms...
Using Magnetic Resonance Myelography to Improve Interobserver Agreement in the Evaluation of Lumbar Spinal Canal Stenosis and Root Compression

Al-Tameemi HN, Al-Essawi , Shukri M, Naji FK

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Apr;11(2):198-203.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.2.198
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional retrospective study designed to assess interobserver agreement. PURPOSE: To investigate if interobserver agreement using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the evaluation of lumbar spinal canal stenosis and root...
Novel Measurement Technique for the Sagittal Vertical Axis and Its Clinical Application in Adult Spinal Deformity

Yoshida G, Kurosu K, Yamato Y, Hasegawa T, Yasuda T, Togawa D, Matsuyama

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Apr;11(2):190-197.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.2.190
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective physical measurement of the sagittal vertical axis (SVA). PURPOSE: To evaluate a simple method for measuring SVA by analyzing its relationship with radiographic measurements and clinical appearance. OVERVIEW OF...
Surgical Morphometry of C1 and C2 Vertebrae: A Three-Dimensional Computed Tomography Analysis of 180 Chinese, Indian, and Malay Patients

Lee CK, Tan TS, Chan CY, Kwan MK

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Apr;11(2):181-189.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.2.181
STUDY DESIGN: Clinical imaging study. PURPOSE: To study the surgical morphometry of C1 and C2 vertebrae in Chinese, Indian, and Malay patients. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: C1 lateral mass and C2 pedicle screw...
Correlation between Preoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Signal Intensity Changes and Clinical Outcomes in Patients Surgically Treated for Cervical Myeloradiculopathy

Chikhale C, Khurjekar , Shyam AK, Sancheti P

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Apr;11(2):174-180.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.2.174
STUDY DESIGN: This was a single surgeon, single center-based retrospective study with prospective data collection. PURPOSE: To assess the correlation between T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signal intensity (SI) changes and...
Genetic Markers for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis on Chromosome 19p13.3 among Saudi Arabian Girls

Al-Othman , Sadat-Ali , Amer AS, Al-Dakheel DA

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Apr;11(2):167-173.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.2.167
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case-controlled study. PURPOSE: This study aimed to assess genetic influence in Saudi Arabian children with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: The genetic locus linked to chromosome 19p...

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