Published Ahead-of-Print November 20, 2017

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Associations of Race and Ethnicity with Patient-Reported Outcomes and Health Care Utilization among Older Adults Initiating a New Episode of Care for Back Pain

Milani, Carlo J.; Rundell, Sean D.; Jarvik, Jeffrey G.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: November 20, 2017

Simplified Chinese Version of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association Back Pain Evaluation Questionnaire: Cross-cultural Adaptation, Reliability, and Validity for Patients with Low...

Yao, Min; Li, Zhen-jun; Zhu, Sen; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: September 26, 2017

Defining the “Critical Elements” for the Most Common Procedures in Spine Surgery: A Consensus of Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Surgeons

Laratta, Joseph L.; Cohen-Tanugi, Samuel; Shillingford, Jamal N.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: September 15, 2017

Translation, Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Validation of the Farsi Version of NIH Task Force's Recommended Multidimensional Minimal Dataset for Research on Chronic Low Back Pain

Noormohammadpour, Pardis; Tavana, Bahareh; Mansournia, Mohammad Ali; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: September 15, 2017

Minimal Clinically Important Difference in Quality of Life for Patients with Low Back Pain

Díaz-Arribas, María José; Fernández-Serrano, Mónica; Royuela, Ana; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: June 27, 2017

Influence of Paravertebral Muscle Quality on Treatment Efficacy of Epidural Steroid Infiltration or Surgical Decompression in Lumbar Spinal Stenosis – Analysis of the Lumbar...

Betz, Michael; Burgstaller, Jakob M.; Held, Ulrike; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: May 25, 2017


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MRI characteristics of spinal ependymoma in WHO grade II: a review of 59 cases

Kobayashi, Kazuyoshi; Imagama, Shiro; Kato, Fumihiko; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: November 20, 2017

A Multicenter Radiographic Evaluation of the Rates of Preoperative and Postoperative Malalignment in Degenerative Spinal Fusions

Leveque, Jean-Christophe A.; Segebarth, Bradley; Schroerlucke, Samuel R.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: November 20, 2017

Cartilage Endplate Thickness Variation Measured by Ultrashort Echo-Time MRI Is Associated with Adjacent Disc Degeneration

Berg-Johansen, Britta; Han, Misung; Fields, Aaron J.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: October 03, 2017

Curved Planar Reformation for the Evaluation of Hydromyelia in Patients with Scoliosis Associated with Spinal Dysraphism

Yoshioka, Fumitaka; Shimokawa, Shoko; Koguchi, Motofumi; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: June 09, 2017

Preoperative MR Imaging in Patients with Intermittent Neurogenic Claudication: Relevance for Diagnosis and Prognosis

Moojen, Wouter A.; Schenck, Catharina D.; Nijeholt, Geert J. Lycklama à; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: November 30, 2015


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Inter- and Intra-rater Reliability of the Hart-ISSG Proximal Junctional Failure Severity Scale

Hart, Robert A.; Rastegar, Farbod; Contag, Alec; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: November 20, 2017

Impact of iliac instrumentation on the quality of life of patients with adult spine deformity

Martin-Buitrago, Mar Pérez; Pizones, Javier; Sánchez Perez-Grueso, Francisco Javier; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: October 31, 2017

Under-Correction of Sagittal Deformities Based on Age-Adjusted Alignment Thresholds Leads to Worse HRQOL While Over-Correction Provides No Additional Benefit

Scheer, Justin K.; Lafage, Renaud; Schwab, Frank J.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: October 09, 2017

Differential Rod Contouring is Essential for Improving Vertebral Rotation in Patients With Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Thoracic Curves Assessed With Intraoperative CT

Seki, Shoji; Newton, Peter O.; Yahara, Yasuhito; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: September 26, 2017

A Replication Study for the Association of rs11190870 With Curve Severity in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis in Japanese

Takahashi, Yohei; Kou, Ikuyo; Ogura, Yoji; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: September 08, 2017

Modic Changes and Disc Degeneration of Non-Fused Segments 27 to 45 Years After Harrington Instrumentation for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Comparison to Healthy Controls

Akazawa, Tsutomu; Kotani, Toshiaki; Sakuma, Tsuyoshi; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: August 01, 2017

Low bone-mineral density is a significant risk for proximal junctional failure after surgical correction of adult spinal deformity: a propensity score–matched analysis

Yagi, Mitsuru; Fujita, Nobuyuki; Tsuji, Osahiko; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: August 01, 2017

The Lumbar Pelvic Angle (LPA), the Lumbar Component of the T1 Pelvic Angle, Correlates with HRQOL, PI-LL Mismatch and it Predicts Global Alignment

Protopsaltis, Themistocles S.; Lafage, Renaud; Smith, Justin S.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: July 24, 2017

Pedicle Screw Loosening after Posterior Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis in Upper and Lower Instrumented Vertebrae Having Major Perforation

Uehara, Masashi; Takahashi, Jun; Ikegami, Shota; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: June 27, 2017

Proximal Junctional Kyphosis: Inter- and Intra-observer Reliability of Radiographic Measurements in Adult Spinal Deformity

Rastegar, Farbod; Contag, Alec; Daniels, Alan; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: June 06, 2017

Intrathecal Morphine and Oral Analgesics Provide Safe and Effective Pain Control after Posterior Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Li, Ying; Hong, Rebecca A.; Robbins, Christopher B.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: May 23, 2017

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.; Fu, Michael C.; Anandasivam, Nidharshan S.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: May 22, 2017

Morphometric Analysis of Vertebral Growth Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Normal Skeletally Immature Spine

Zhang, Hong; Sucato, Daniel J.; Nurenberg, Pamela; More

Spine. ., Post Author Corrections: May 26, 2010


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Identifying Factors Predictive of Atlantoaxial Fusion Failure in Pediatric Patients: Lessons Learned From A Retrospective Pediatric Craniocervical Society Study

Brockmeyer, Douglas L.; Sivakumar, Walavan; Mazur, Marcus D.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: November 20, 2017

An Analysis of the Incidence and Outcomes of Major vs. Minor Neurological Decline after Complex Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: A Sub-analysis of Scoli-RISK-1 Study

Kato, So; Fehlings, Michael G.; Lewis, Stephen J.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: November 10, 2017

Cervical Sagittal Range Of Motion As A Predictor Of Symptom Severity In Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

Nicholson, Kristen J.; Millhouse, Paul W.; Pflug, Emily; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: October 31, 2017