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Patient Satisfaction in Spine Surgery: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Menendez J, Omar NB, Chagoya G, Tabibian B, Elsayed GA, Walters BC, Guthrie BL, Hadley MN

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Dec;13(6):1047-1057.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2019.0032
Patient satisfaction reflects the patients’ perception of the outcome of care and is being considered for use in future reimbursement schemes. No consensus exists regarding the best instrument to measure...
Antidepressants in Spine Surgery: A Systematic Review to Determine Benefits and Risks

Bayoumi AB, Ikizgul O, Karaali CN, Bozkurt S, Konya D, Toktas ZO

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Dec;13(6):1036-1046.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0237
Antidepressant drugs can be advantageous in treating psychiatric and non-psychiatric illnesses, including spinal disorders. However, spine surgeons remain unfamiliar with the advantages and disadvantages of the use of antidepressant drugs...
The Effect of Bracing on Spinopelvic Rotation and Psychosocial Parameters in Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis

Khoshhal Y, Jalali M, Babaee T, Ghandhari , Gum JL

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Dec;13(6):1028-1035.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0307
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of bracing on spinopelvic rotation and psychosocial parameters in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Complex three-dimensional deformity in AIS is...
Treatment of Adult Spinal Deformity with Sagittal Imbalance Using Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Can We Predict How Much Lordosis Correction Is Possible?

Kim WJ, Lee JW, Park KY, Chang SH, Song DG, Choy WS

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Dec;13(6):1017-1027.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0306
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, single-center study. PURPOSE: The current trend of operative treatment for adult spinal deformity (ASD) is combined anterior-posterior staged surgery. When anterior surgery was first performed, oblique lumbar interbody...
Periapical Wires Result in Less Curve Correction Than Pedicle Screw Constructs in Idiopathic Scoliosis

Esposito V, Dial BL, Fitch RD, Lark RK

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Dec;13(6):1010-1016.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2019.0001
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to compare percent correction between apical and periapical pedicle screw (PS) and sublaminar wire constructs for Cobb correction and coronal...
The Role of Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Deposition in the Postoperative Outcome of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Patients

Ariyawatkul T, Pichaisak , Chavasiri , Vamvanij V, Wilartratsami S, Luksanapruksa P

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Dec;13(6):1001-1009.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0280
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the association of surgical intervention with clinical and quality of life (QoL) outcomes in patients who underwent posterior spinal surgery for...
Role of Additional Coronal Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Decompression and Reconstruction with or without Segment Salvage in Thoracic Spine Tuberculosis

Srivastava S, Marathe N, Bhosale S, Bhide P, Purohit S, Shende C, Raja B

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Dec;13(6):992-1000.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2019.0007
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective and observational study. PURPOSE: The present study aimed to develop guidelines for segment salvage or sacrifice based on the amount and status of the remnant portion of the...
Extended Posterior Decompression and Instrumented Fusion for Spinal Tuberculosis

Kunakornsawat S, Philawuth , Piyaskulkaew C, Pruttikul , Pluemvitayaporn T, Kittithamvongs P

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Dec;13(6):984-991.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0200
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. PURPOSE: To evaluate clinical outcomes, including pain and neurologic status, and to evaluate radiographic outcomes of patients treated with extended posterior decompression, posterior fixation, and fusion in...
Esophageal Perforation after Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery

Ko SB, Park JB, Song KJ, Lee DH, Kim SW, Kim YY, Jeon TS, Cho YJ

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Dec;13(6):976-983.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0316
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case analyses. PURPOSE: To investigate the causes, diagnosis, and management of esophageal perforation, depending on the time of diagnosis. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: To date, few studies have addressed these...
Comparative Evaluation of Pregabalin and Clonidine as Preemptive Analgesics for the Attenuation of Postoperative Pain Following Thoracolumbar Spine Surgery

Bala R, Kaur J, Sharma J, Singh R

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Dec;13(6):967-975.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2019.0031
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study. PURPOSE: To compare clonidine and pregabalin with placebo for the attenuation of postoperative pain after thoracolumbar spinal surgery and instrumentation OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Spine...
Comparison of Segmental Mobility in Lumbar Extension Radiographs between a New Technique (“Fulcrum Bending Position”) and Conventional Standing Position in Spondylolisthesis Patients

Pruttikul , Maneesrisajja T, Urusopon P, Pluemvitayaporn T, Piyaskulkaew C, Kunakornsawat S, Kittithamvongs P

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Dec;13(6):960-966.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0299
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PURPOSE: This was carried out to evaluate the benefit of a ‘fulcrum bending position’ compared with the standing position for evaluation of sagittal translation and sagittal rotation...
Computed Tomography Scan-Based Morphometric Analysis of Lateral Masses of Atlas Vertebrae in Normal Indian Population

Bhide PC, Srivastava S, Purohit S, Pinto DA, Marathe NA

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Dec;13(6):949-959.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0227
STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional observational study involved the analysis of computed tomography (CT) scan data from 125 Indian subjects of 18 years or older with normal imaging findings. Scans were...
Objective Monitoring of Brace Wearing Time in Adolescents with Scheuermann’s Kyphosis

Sharifi P, Kamyab M, Babaee T, Ganjavian

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Dec;13(6):942-948.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2019.0008
STUDY DESIGN: This was a prospective cohort study. PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the potential differences between the objective and subjective bracing compliances of adolescents with Scheuermann’s kyphosis. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE:...
The Optimal Screw Length of Lumbar Pedicle Screws during Minimally Invasive Surgery Fixation: A Computed Tomography-Guided Evaluation of 771 Screws

Chua MJ, Siddiqui S, Yu CS, Nolan CP, Oh JY

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Dec;13(6):936-941.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0276
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study of radiographic parameters of patients who underwent lumbar spinal pedicle screw insertion. PURPOSE: The optimal length of pedicle screws is often determined by the lateral radiograph...
Kyphosis Progression after Balloon Kyphoplasty Compared with Conservative Treatment

Iida K, Harimaya K, Tarukado K, Tono O, Matsumoto , Nakashima

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Dec;13(6):928-935.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0329
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study (level of evidence: 4). PURPOSE: To demonstrate the effects of balloon kyphoplasty (BKP) on prevention of kyphosis progression. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Kyphoplasty can correct local kyphosis (fractured...
Learning Curve for Robot-Assisted Percutaneous Pedicle Screw Placement in Thoracolumbar Surgery

Kam JK, Gan C, Dimou S, Awad M, Kavar B, Nair G, Morokoff A

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Dec;13(6):920-927.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2019.0033
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of an initial cohort of consecutive patients undergoing robot-assisted pedicle screw placement. PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the learning curve, if any, of this new technology over...
A Retrospective Review of Radiographic and Clinical Findings from the M6 Cervical Prosthesis

Oltulu I, Korkmaz O, Sarıoğlu E, Aydoğan M

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Dec;13(6):913-919.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0346
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical study. PURPOSE: To evaluate clinical results of the M6 cervical prosthesis. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Cervical disk prostheses have been developed to preserve motion and reduce degeneration in adjacent...
Changes in Sagittal Alignment Following Short-Level Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Comparison between Posterior and Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusions

Nakashima , Kanemura T, Satake K, Ishikawa Y, Ouchida J, Segi N, Yamaguchi , Imagama S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Dec;13(6):904-912.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2019.0011
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. PURPOSE: We aimed to compare radiologic outcomes between posterior (PLIF) and lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) in short-level spinal fusion surgeries. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Although LLIF enables...
Hypertension Is Related to Positive Global Sagittal Alignment: A Cross-Sectional Cohort Study

Arima H, Togawa D, Hasegawa T, Yamato Y, Yoshida G, Kobayashi , Yasuda T, Banno T, Oe S, Mihara Y, Ushirozako H, Hoshino H, Matsuyama

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Dec;13(6):895-903.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2018.0308
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional cohort study. PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between hypertension and spino-pelvic sagittal alignment in middle-aged and elderly individuals. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Positive global sagittal alignment is...
Anatomic Considerations of Anterior Transarticular Screw Fixation for Atlantoaxial Instability

Sonone S, Dahapute A, Waghchoure C, Marathe N, Keny SA, Singh K, Gala R

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2019 Dec;13(6):890-894.
  • doi: 10.31616/asj.2019.0006
STUDY DESIGN: Cadaveric, observational study. PURPOSE: Atlantoaxial instability (AAI) is characterized by excessive movement at the C1–C2 junction between the atlas and axis. An anterior surgical approach to expose the upper...

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