Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 Feb 1;43(3):223-227. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002277. The Effect of Postoperative Spinal Infections on Patient Mortality. Casper DS1, Zmistowski B1, Hollern DA2, Hilibrand AS1, Vaccaro AR1, Schroeder GD1, Kepler CK1. Author information Abstract STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective, matched cohort study. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to… Read More ›
Spine and Peripheral nerve
February 8, 2018 N Engl J Med 2018; 378:529-538 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1704827 BACKGROUND Human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) causes the debilitating neuroinflammatory disease HTLV-1–associated myelopathy–tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM–TSP) as well as adult T-cell leukemia–lymphoma (ATLL). In patients with HAM–TSP, HTLV-1… Read More ›
After Posterior Fusions for Adult Spinal Deformity, Operative Time is More Predictive of Perioperative Morbidity, Rather Than Surgical Invasiveness: A Need for Speed?
After Posterior Fusions for Adult Spinal Deformity, Operative Time is More Predictive of Perioperative Morbidity, Rather Than Surgical Invasiveness: A Need for Speed? Samuel, Andre M. BBA*; Fu, Michael C. MD*; Anandasivam, Nidharshan S. BS†; Webb, Matthew L. AB‡; Lukasiewicz,… Read More ›
Abstract BACKGROUND: Spastic limb paralysis due to injury to a cerebral hemisphere can cause long-term disability. We investigated the effect of grafting the contralateral C7 nerve from the nonparalyzed side to the paralyzed side in patients with spastic arm paralysis due to chronic cerebral injury. METHODS: We randomly assigned 36 patients… Read More ›
A very interesting teaching case of limb weakness with a surprising diagnosis! Full article at http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMcps1613804
Do Demographic Factors of Spine Surgeons Affect the Rate at Which Spinal Fusion Is Performed on Patients?
Spine Do Demographic Factors of Spine Surgeons Affect the Rate at Which Spinal Fusion Is Performed on Patients? Michael S. Schallmo, BS; Ralph W. Cook, BS; Joseph A. Weiner, BS; Danielle S. Chun, MD; Kathryn A. Barth, BA; Sameer K…. Read More ›
Systematic Review of the Outcomes of Surgical Treatment of Prostate Metastases to the Spine. Review article Clarke MJ, et al. Global Spine J. 2017. Show full citation Abstract STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. OBJECTIVE: Surgical decompression and reconstruction of symptomatic spinal… Read More ›