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Response to: 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.
  • 2017 Feb;11(1):163-163.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.1.163
No abstract available.
Letter to the Editor: Role of Transpedicular Percutaneous Vertebral Biopsy for Diagnosis of Pathology in Vertebral Compression Fractures

Subramanian S, Viswanathan VK

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Feb;11(1):161-162.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.1.161
No abstract available.
Short Segment versus Long Segment Pedicle Screws Fixation in Management of Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures: Meta-Analysis

Aly TA

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Feb;11(1):150-160.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.1.150
Posterior pedicle screw fixation has become a popular method for treating thoracolumbar burst fractures. However, it remains unclear whether additional fixation of more segments could improve clinical and radiological outcomes....
Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in Spinal Tuberculosis

Moon MS, Kim SS, Moon HL, Kim DH

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Feb;11(1):138-149.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.1.138
Even in an era of remarkable medical advances, there is an issue of why tuberculosis remains in the list of disastrous diseases, afflicting humans and causing suffering. There has not...
Effect of Direct Vertebral Rotation on the Uninstrumented Lumbar Curve in Thoracic Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Kim SS, Kim JH, Suk SI

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Feb;11(1):127-137.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.1.127
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: To determine the effect and direction of direct vertebral rotation (DVR) in the lowest instrumented vertebra (LIV) on the uninstrumented lumbar curve depending on the lumbar...
Patient Reported Outcomes from Sacroiliac Joint Fusion

Kancherla , McGowan SM, Audley BN, Sokunbi G, Puccio ST

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Feb;11(1):120-126.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.1.120
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective, case series. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to determine morbidity, complications, and patient reported outcomes from minimally invasive sacroiliac joint (SIJ) fusion. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Lumbar back...
Preemptive Caudal Ropivacaine: An Effective Analgesic during Degenerative Lumbar Spine Surgery

Kumar S, Palaniappan JM, Kishan A

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Feb;11(1):113-119.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.1.113
STUDY DESIGN: This was a prospective, randomized, controlled trial comprising 60 patients undergoing lumbosacral spine (noninstrumentation/nonfusion) surgery. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of 0.2% ropivacaine...
Change of Lumbar Ligamentum Flavum after Indirect Decompression Using Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

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

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Feb;11(1):105-112.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.1.105
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine changes in the ligamentum flavum thickness and remodeling of the spinal canal after anterior fusion during a...
A Comparison of Interside Asymmetries of Lower Extremity Somatosensory Evoked Potentials in Anesthetized Patients with Unilateral Lumbosacral Radiculopathy

Yue Q, Hale T, Knecht A

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Feb;11(1):99-104.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.1.99
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. PURPOSE: This study was to investigate interside asymmetries of three lower extremity somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) in anesthetized patients with unilateral lumbosacral radiculopathy. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Although...
Preventive Gabapentin versus Pregabalin to Decrease Postoperative Pain after Lumbar Microdiscectomy: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Qadeer M, Waqas M, Rashid MJ, Enam SA, Sharif S, Murtaza G

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Feb;11(1):93-98.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.1.93
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare pregabalin and gabapentin for mean postoperative visual analog score (VAS) for pain in patients undergoing single-level lumbar...
Evaluation of Histological Changes in Back Muscle Injuries in Rats over Time

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

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Feb;11(1):88-92.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.1.88
STUDY DESIGN: Animal model study. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the histological variation in the injured muscle and production of calcitonin gene-related peptide in rats over time. OVERVIEW...
Novel Landmark for Cervical Pedicle Screw Insertion Point from Computed Tomography-Based Study

Nishizawa , Mori K, Nakamura A, Imai S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Feb;11(1):82-87.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.1.82
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate a novel landmark for the cervical pedicle screw insertion point. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: To improve the accuracy of pedicle...
Radiation Exposure to the Hand of a Spinal Interventionalist during Fluoroscopically Guided Procedures

Yamashita , Ikuma H, Tokashiki , Maehara T, Nagamachi , Takata Y, Sakai T, Higashino , Sairyo K

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Feb;11(1):75-81.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.1.75
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. PURPOSE: During fluoroscopically guided spinal procedure, the hands of spinal surgeons are placed close to the field of radiation and may be exposed to ionizing radiation. This...
Histopathological Analysis of Ligamentum Flavum in Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and Disc Herniation

Altun I, Yüksel KZ

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Feb;11(1):71-74.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.1.71
STUDY DESIGN: Histopathological analyses were performed in ligamentum flavum (LF) hypertrophy patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) and lumbar disc herniation (LDH). PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to...
Prevalence of Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis in Patients with Spinal Disorders

Toyoda H, Terai H, Yamada K, Suzuki A, Dohzono S, Matsumoto , Nakamura H

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Feb;11(1):63-70.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.1.63
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) in patients with spinal diseases determined by roentgen images...
Assessment of Regional Bone Density in Fractured Vertebrae Using Quantitative Computed Tomography

Soliman HA, Mac-Thiong JM, Levasseur , Parent S, Petit Y

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Feb;11(1):57-62.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.1.57
STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study. PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to propose and evaluate a new technique to assess bone mineral density of fractured vertebrae using quantitative computed tomography (QCT). OVERVIEW...
A Sternum-Disk Distance Method to Identify the Skin Level for Approaching a Surgical Segment without Fluoroscopy Guidance during Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion

Lee GW, Ahn MW, Shin JH, Park JW, Uh JH, Park JH, Lee JH, Kim DW, Yeom JS, Suh BG

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Feb;11(1):50-56.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.1.50
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review of prospectively collected data. PURPOSE: To introduce the sternum-disk distance (SDD) method for approaching the exact surgical level without C-arm guidance during anterior cervical discectomy and...
A Survey on Low Back Pain Risk Factors in Steel Industry Workers in 2015

Rafeemanesh E, Omidi Kashani F, Parvaneh R, Ahmadi F

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Feb;11(1):44-49.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.1.44
STUDY DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional study. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of low back pain (LBP) and its association with individual factors and current...
Preoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Evaluation in Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Lee CS, Hwang CJ, Kim NH, Noh HM, Lee MY, Yoon SJ, Lee DH

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Feb;11(1):37-43.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.1.37
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the incidence of neural axis abnormalities and the relevant risk factors in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis...
Evaluation of Outcome of Transpedicular Decompression and Instrumented Fusion in Thoracic and Thoracolumbar Tuberculosis

Jain A, Jain RK, Kiyawat V

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Feb;11(1):31-36.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.1.31
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. PURPOSE: We evaluated the functional, neurological, and radiological outcome in patients with thoracic and thoracolumbar tuberculosis operated through the transpedicular approach. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: For surgical treatment of...

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