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Response to: Obtaining Pentosidine Levels as an Adjunct to Determine a Patient’s Candidacy for Vertebral Stabilization for a Vertebral Compression Fracture

Choi YS

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Apr;13(2):359-359.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0327.r1
No abstract available.
Letter: Obtaining Pentosidine Levels as an Adjunct to Determine a Patient's Candidacy for Vertebral Stabilization for a Vertebral Compression Fracture

Viswanath , Orhurhu V, Urits I

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Apr;13(2):357-358.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0327
No abstract available.
Essential Basic Bacteriology in Managing Musculoarticuloskeletal Infection: Bacterial Anatomy, Their Behavior, Host Phagocytic Activity, Immune System, Nutrition, And Antibiotics

Moon MS

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Apr;13(2):343-356.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2017.0239
Surgery-related infections have not been irradicated until now. To solve this problem, it is important to know the relationship between bacterial anatomy and bacterial behavior in the tug-of-war between host...
Biportal Endoscopic Spinal Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Kim JE, Choi DJ, Park EJ, Lee HJ, Hwang JH, Kim MC, Oh JS

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Apr;13(2):334-342.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0210
Biportal endoscopic spinal surgery (BESS) is a minimally invasive spinal surgery, which is basically similar to microscopic spinal surgery in terms of the use of floating technique and technically similar...
Does the Cage Position in Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Determine Unilateral versus Bilateral Screw Placement?: A Review of the Literature

McKissack , Levene HB

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Apr;13(2):325-333.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0087
This literature review examines the relative placement of the interbody cage with respect to the unilateral screw construct to address the need for bilateral screw placement versus unilateral screw placement....
Palliative Posterior Instrumentation versus Corpectomy with Cage Reconstruction Treatment for Thoracolumbar Pathological Fracture

Bayram S, Akgül T, Altan M, PehlivanoÄŸlu T, Kaya Ã, Özdemir M, Åžar C

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Apr;13(2):318-324.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0153
STUDY DESIGN: Single-center, retrospective cohort study. PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate and compare the clinical outcomes in patients who underwent palliative posterior instrumentation (PPI) versus those who underwent corpectomy with cage...
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Observations of the Conus Medullaris in a Korean Population

Moon MS, Jeong JH, Kim SJ, Kim MS, Choi WR

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Apr;13(2):313-317.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0118
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study (level of evidence: level 3). PURPOSE: To study the anatomy of the conus medullaris in Koreans. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: The anatomical position of the conus medullaris is well-documented...
Use of Cement-Augmented Percutaneous Pedicular Screws in the Management of Multifocal Tumoral Spinal Fractures

Afathi M, Mansouri N, Farah K, Benichoux , Blondel B, Fuentes S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Apr;13(2):305-312.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0129
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series observational study. PURPOSE: Cancer patients are often aged and are further weakened by their illness and treatments. Our goal was to evaluate the efficiency and safety...
En Bloc Spondylectomy for Spinal Metastases: Detailed Oncological Outcomes at a Minimum of 2 Years after Surgery

Ohashi M, Hirano T, Watanabe K, Hasegawa K, Ito T, Katsumi K, Shoji H, Mizouchi T, Takahashi , Homma T, Endo N

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Apr;13(2):296-304.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0145
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PURPOSE: To investigate the oncological outcomes, including distant relapse, after en bloc spondylectomy (EBS) for spinal metastases in patients with a minimum of 2-year follow-up. OVERVIEW OF...
The C2 Pedicle Width, Pars Length, and Laminar Thickness in Concurrent Ipsilateral Ponticulus Posticus and High-Riding Vertebral Artery: A Radiological Computed Tomography Scan-Based Study

Kothari MK, Dalvie SS, Gupta S, Tikoo A, Singh DK

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Apr;13(2):290-295.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0057
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective radiological study. PURPOSE: We aimed to determine the prevalence of ponticulus posticus (PP) and high-riding vertebral artery (HRVA) occurring simultaneously on the same side (PP+HRVA) and in cases...
Effect of Teriparatide on Subsequent Vertebral Fractures after Instrumented Fusion Surgery for Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures with Neurological Deficits

Maruo K, Tachibana , Arizumi F, Kusuyama K, Kishima K, Yoshiya S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Apr;13(2):283-289.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0098
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case review. PURPOSE: To assess the incidence and effect of teriparatide (TP) on subsequent vertebral fractures following a long-instrumented fusion surgery for osteoporotic vertebral fractures (OVFs). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE:...
Therapeutic Feasibility of Full Endoscopic Decompression in One- to Three-Level Lumbar Canal Stenosis via a Single Skin Port Using a New Endoscopic System, Percutaneous Stenoscopic Lumbar Decompression

Lim KT, Nam HG, Kim SB, Kim HS, Park JS, Park CK

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Apr;13(2):272-282.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0228
STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective study involved 450 consecutive cases of degenerative lumbar stenosis treated with percutaneous stenoscopic lumbar decompression (PSLD). PURPOSE: We determined the feasibility of PSLD for lumbar stenosis at...
'Need of the Hour': Early Diagnosis and Management of Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis of the Spine: An Analysis of 30 Patients from a “High Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis Burden” Country

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

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Apr;13(2):265-271.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0073
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: To report the prevalence of patients with multidrug-resistant (MDR) tubercular spondylodiscitis and their outcomes. Additionally, to assess the role of Xpert MTB/RIF assay in early detection...
Comparison of Cortical Ring Allograft and Plate Fixation with Autologous Iliac Bone Graft for Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Lee JC, Jang HD, Ahn J, Choi SW, Kang D, Shin BJ

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Apr;13(2):258-264.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0174
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study. PURPOSE: To compare the clinical and radiological outcomes of patients who underwent anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) supplemented with plate fixation using allograft with...
Efficacy of the Erector Spinae Plane Block for Lumbar Spinal Surgery: A Retrospective Study

Ueshima H, Inagaki M, Toyone T, Otake H

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Apr;13(2):254-257.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0114
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. PURPOSE: The first research on the erector spinae plane (ESP) block was published in 2016. To our knowledge, no cohort studies or randomized controlled trials of...
Early Fusion Status after Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion with Cortical Bone Trajectory Screw Fixation: A Comparison of Titanium-Coated Polyetheretherketone Cages and Carbon Polyetheretherketone Cages

Sakaura H, Ohnishi A, Yamagishi , Ohwada T

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Apr;13(2):248-253.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0169
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. PURPOSE: We recently reported that when compared to posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) using traditional pedicle screw fixation, PLIF with cortical bone trajectory screw fixation (CBT-PLIF)...
Million Visual Analogue Scale Questionnaire: Validation of the Persian Version

Akbari H, Ghasemi M, Yegani T, Fesharaki , Saraei M, Barsam Y, Akbari H

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Apr;13(2):242-247.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0223
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive cross-sectional study. PURPOSE: To validate the Persian version of the Million Visual Analogue Scale Questionnaire (MVAS), a self-administered low back pain (LBP) questionnaire. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: The majority of...
Posterior Sublaminar Wiring and/or Transarticular Screw Fixation for Reducible Atlantoaxial Instability Secondary to Symptomatic Os Odontoideum: A Neglected Technique?

Chang H, Park JB, Choi BW, Kang JW, Chun YS

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Apr;13(2):233-241.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0155
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case analysis. PURPOSE: We retrospectively evaluated the clinical and radiological outcomes of posterior sublaminar wiring (PSLW) and/or transarticular screw fixation (TASF) for reducible atlantoaxial instability (AAI) secondary to...
Stand-Alone Cervical Cages in 2-Level Anterior Interbody Fusion in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Results from a Minimum 2-Year Follow-up

Ng EP, Yip AS, Wan KH, Tse MS, Wong KK, Kwok TK, Wong WC

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Apr;13(2):225-232.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0193
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review of patients who underwent 2-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with standalone polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cages for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy...
APSS-ASJ Best Clinical Research Award: Is There a Difference between Patients' and Parents' Perception of Physical Appearance in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis?

Chan CY, Gani SM, Lim MY, Chiu CK, Kwan MK

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Apr;13(2):216-224.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0151
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. PURPOSE: To compare Patients' and parents’ perceptions of physical attributes (PAs) of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients and to report any correlations between their perceptions and Scoliosis...

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