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Efficacy of Corrective Surgery for Gait and Energy Expenditure in Patients with Scoliosis: A Literature Review

Daryabor A, Arazpour M, Golchin N

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2018 Oct;12(5):951-965.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.12.5.951
The aim of this literature review was to evaluate selected original papers that measured gait parameters and energy expenditure in idiopathic scoliosis (IS) treated with surgical intervention. IS is a...
Lumbar Extensor Muscle Size and Isometric Muscle Strength in Women with Symptomatic Lumbar Degenerative Diseases

Seo YG, Park WH, Lee CS, Kang KC

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2018 Oct;12(5):943-950.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.12.5.943
STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional design. PURPOSE: To determine the characteristics of lumbar extensor muscle (LEM) size and isometric muscle strength and examine their correlations in women with lumbar degenerative diseases (LDDs). OVERVIEW...
Risk Factors for Cement Loosening after Vertebroplasty for Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture with Intravertebral Cleft: A Retrospective Analysis

Nakamae T, Yamada K, Tsuchida Y, Osti OL, Adachi N, Fujimoto Y

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2018 Oct;12(5):935-942.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.12.5.935
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. PURPOSE: To evaluate the primary outcomes and radiographic results of percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) in patients with singlelevel osteoporotic vertebral fracture (OVF) with intravertebral cleft (IVC) to...
Efficacy of Virtual Reality in Upper Limb Rehabilitation in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

Prasad S, Aikat R, Labani S, Khanna N

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2018 Oct;12(5):927-934.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.12.5.927
STUDY DESIGN: Pilot randomized controlled trial. PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy between virtual reality intervention (using Nintendo Wii) along with conventional occupational therapy and conventional occupational therapy alone in improving upper...
Prognosis of Single Spinal Metastatic Tumors: Predictive Value of the Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score System for Spinal Adverse Events

Chang SY, Ha JH, Seo SG, Chang BS, Lee CK, Kim H

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2018 Oct;12(5):919-926.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.12.5.919
STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective cohort study. PURPOSE: We evaluated the predictive value of the Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score (SINS) system for spinal adverse events (SAEs) in patients with single...
Mechanisms of Cervical Spine Disc Injury under Cyclic Loading

Umale S, Yoganandan N

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2018 Oct;12(5):910-918.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.12.5.910
STUDY DESIGN: Determination of human cervical spine disc response under cyclic loading. PURPOSE: To explain the potential mechanisms of intervertebral disc injury caused by cyclic loading. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Certain occupational environments...
Zygapophyseal Joint Orientation and Facet Tropism and Their Association with Lumbar Disc Prolapse

Mohanty SP, Kanhangad , Kamath S, Kamath A

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2018 Oct;12(5):902-909.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.12.5.902
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PURPOSE: To evaluate the association between zygapophyseal joint angle (ZJA), facet tropism (FT), and lumbar intervertebral disc prolapse (IVDP). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Several studies have shown that FT...
Comparison of Preoperative and Postoperative Parecoxib Administration for Pain Control Following Major Spine Surgery

Moonla R, Threetipayarak A, Panpaisarn C, Pattayaruk N, Kaewkam U, Jumpalee N, Panwilai J

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2018 Oct;12(5):893-901.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.12.5.893
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective randomized, double-blind controlled trial. PURPOSE: Here, we aim to compare the efficacy and safety of pain control between pre- and postoperative parecoxib administration in patients who have undergone...
Minimally Invasive Augmented Fixation for Anatomical Reduction of Grade 2 and Grade 3 Listhesis in Patients with Osteoporosis

Perikal PJ, Srikantha , Joshi KC, Jagannath , Khanapure , Varma RG, Hegde SA

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2018 Oct;12(5):887-892.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.12.5.887
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. PURPOSE: To study the efficacy of augmented fixation for anatomical reduction of grade 2 and grade 3 listhesis in patients with osteoporosis. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Spondylolisthesis in...
Does Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenic Protein 2 Affect Perioperative Blood Loss after Lumbar and Thoracic Spinal Fusion?

Wanderman , Carlson B, Robinson W, Bydon M, Yaszemski , Huddleston P, Freedman B

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2018 Oct;12(5):880-886.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.12.5.880
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort design. PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine whether recombinant human bone morphogenic protein 2 (rhBMP-2) reduces total perioperative blood loss during lumbar and thoracic fusion. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE:...
Clinical and Radiological Comparison between Three Different Minimally Invasive Surgical Fusion Techniques for Single-Level Lumbar Isthmic and Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: Minimally Invasive Surgical Posterolateral Fusion versus Minimally Invasive Surg

Elmekaty M, Kotani Y, Mehy EE, Robinson Y, El Tantawy A, Sekiguchi , Fujita R

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2018 Oct;12(5):870-879.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.12.5.870
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. PURPOSE: Comparison between three different minimally invasive surgical (MIS) fusion techniques for single-level lumbar spondylolisthesis. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: There has been an increase in the development and...
Radiological and Clinical Outcomes of Balloon Kyphoplasty versus Radiofrequency Kyphoplasty in the Treatment of Vertebral Compression Fractures

Winkelmann M, Mavropoulos T, Decker S, Omar M, Krettek C, Müller CW

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2018 Oct;12(5):862-869.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.12.5.862
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort analysis PURPOSE: Comparison of balloon kyphoplasty (BKP) and radiofrequency kyphoplasty (RFK) with respect to height restoration of the fractured vertebral bodies and the pain relief experienced after...
Impact of Multidisciplinary Spine Conferences on Surgical Planning and Perioperative Care in Elective Lumbar Spine Surgeries

Namiranian K, Norris EJ, Jolissaint JG, Patel JB, Lombardi C

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2018 Oct;12(5):854-861.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.12.5.854
STUDY DESIGN: Pre- and post-implementation analysis. PURPOSE: We examined the impact of implementing multidisciplinary spine conferences—“spine board” reviews—on the general utilization of elective lumbar spine surgeries in a tertiary medical institute. OVERVIEW...
Outcomes and Prognosis of Neurological Decompression and Stabilization for Spinal Metastasis: Is Assessment with the Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score Useful for Predicting Surgical Results?

Masuda K, Ebata K, Yasuhara Y, Enomoto A, Saito T

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2018 Oct;12(5):846-853.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.12.5.846
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of the Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score (SINS) in predicting surgical outcomes and survival. Patients were categorized into two groups according to the...
Use of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis for the Measurement of Appendicular Skeletal Muscle Mass/Whole Fat Mass and Its Relevance in Assessing Osteoporosis among Patients with Low Back Pain: A Comparative Analysis Using Dual X-ray Absorptiometry

Fujimoto K, Inage K, Eguchi Y, Orita S, Suzuki M, Kubota G, Sainoh T, Sato J, Shiga Y, Abe K, Kanamoto H, Inoue M, Kinoshita , Norimoto M, Umimura T, Koda M, Furuya T, Akazawa T, Toyoguchi , Terakado A, Takahashi , Ohtori S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2018 Oct;12(5):839-845.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.12.5.839
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. PURPOSE: To compare measurements of appendicular skeletal muscle mass (ASMM) and whole fat mass (WFM) obtained using dualenergy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA)...
Risk Factors for Pseudarthrosis in Minimally-Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Emami A, Faloon M, Sahai N, Dunn CJ, Issa K, Thibaudeau D, Sinha K, Hwang KS

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2018 Oct;12(5):830-838.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.12.5.830
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study (level of evidence: 4). PURPOSE: To describe the potential comorbid, operative, and radiographic risk factors for the development of clinically-relevant pseudarthrosis following minimally-invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody...
Anterolateral Cervical Kyphoplasty for Metastatic Cervical Spine Lesions

Sebaaly A, Najjar A, Wang Z, Boubez G, Masucci L, Shedid D

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2018 Oct;12(5):823-829.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.12.5.823
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical and radiological efficacy of anterolateral kyphoplasty for cervical spinal metastasis. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Although the spine is the third most common site...
Validity and Reliability of the Arabic Version of the Copenhagen Neck Functional Disability Scale in Neck Pain Patients

Elbeltagy , Sayed WH, Allah SS

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2018 Oct;12(5):817-822.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.12.5.817
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study. PURPOSE: To test the face validity, content validity, feasibility, internal consistency, reliability, and test–retest reliability of the Arabic version of the Copenhagen Neck Functional Disability Scale...
Short-Term Clinical Evaluation of Enhanced Unilateral Open-Door Laminoplasty Using Titanium Mesh

Wicaksono , Manusubroto W

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2018 Oct;12(5):810-816.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.12.5.810
STUDY DESIGN: Observational, cross-sectional study. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety profile of open-door laminoplasty (ODL) using titanium mesh. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: The most...
Endoscopic Decompression Can Be Effective for Diagnosing and Treating Tubercular Spondylodiskitis with Early Epidural Spinal Compression: A Retrospective Study of 18 Cases

Pawar A, Manwani C, Thete R, Bapat M, Peshettiwar V, Gore S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2018 Oct;12(5):803-809.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.12.5.803
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: In this study, we describe an endoscopic method of effectively treating tubercular lumbar spondylodiskitis with early onset epidural spinal cord compression in the lumbar spine on...

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