Articles by Shiro Imagama, MD

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The Feature of Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes in Elderly Patients with Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: A Prospective Cohort Study on 1025 Patients

Machino, Masaaki; Imagama, Shiro; Ando, Kei; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: October 12, 2017

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

The image diagnostic classification of MR T2 increased signal intensity in cervical spondylotic myelopathy: Clinical evaluation using quantitative and objective assessment

Machino, Masaaki; Imagama, Shiro; Ando, Kei; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: July 12, 2017

Predictors of Hospital Readmission and Surgical Site Infection in the United States, Denmark, and Japan: Is Risk Stratification a Universal Language?

Glassman, Steven; Carreon, Leah Y.; Andersen, Mikkel; More

Spine. 42(17):1311-1315, September 1st, 2017.

Clinical and Radiographical Differences Between Thoracic Idiopathic Spinal Cord Herniation and Spinal Arachnoid Cyst

Nakashima, Hiroaki; Imagama, Shiro; Yagi, Hideki; More

Spine. 42(16):E963-E968, August 15th, 2017.

Characteristics of Residual Symptoms After Laminoplasty in Diabetic Patients With Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: A Prospective Cohort Study

Machino, Masaaki; Imagama, Shiro; Ando, Kei; More

Spine. 42(12):E708-E715, June 15th, 2017.

Prospective Comparison of Age- and Sex-related Differences in Quantifiable 10-S Grip and Release and 10-S Step Test Results for Diagnosis of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy in 454 ...

Machino, Masaaki; Imagama, Shiro; Ando, Kei; More

Spine. 42(8):578-585, April 15th, 2017.

Fall-related Deterioration of Subjective Symptoms in Patients with Cervical Myelopathy

Kimura, Atsushi; Seichi, Atsushi; Takeshita, Katsushi; More

Spine. 42(7):E398-E403, April 1st, 2017.

Comparative Study of Surgical Treatment and Nonsurgical Follow Up for Thoracic Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament: Radiological and Clinical Evaluation

Ando, Kei; Imagama, Shiro; Kobayashi, Kazuyoshi; More

Spine. 42(6):407-410, March 15th, 2017.

MRI Signal Intensity Classification in Cervical Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament: Predictor of Surgical Outcomes

Ito, Kenyu; Imagama, Shiro; Ito, Keigo; More

Spine. 42(2):E98-E103, January 15th, 2017.

Self-assembling Peptide Reduces Glial Scarring, Attenuates Posttraumatic Inflammation, and Promotes Neurite Outgrowth of Spinal Motor Neurons

Ando, Kei; Imagama, Shiro; Ito, Zenya; More

Spine. 41(20):E1201-E1207, October 15th, 2016.

Surgical Treatment Assessment of Cervical Laminoplasty Using Quantitative Performance Evaluation in Elderly Patients: A Prospective Comparative Study in 505 Patients With Cervical ...

Machino, Masaaki; Yukawa, Yasutsugu; Imagama, Shiro; More

Spine. 41(9):757-763, May 1st, 2016.

Age-Related and Degenerative Changes in the Osseous Anatomy, Alignment, and Range of Motion of the Cervical Spine: A Comparative Study of Radiographic Data From 1016 Patients With ...

Machino, Masaaki; Yukawa, Yasutsugu; Imagama, Shiro; More

Spine. 41(6):476-482, March 15th, 2016.

Risks for Vascular Injury During Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery: Prevalence of a Medial Loop of Vertebral Artery and Internal Carotid Artery

Wakao, Norimitsu; Takeuchi, Mikinobu; Nishimura, Manabu; More

Spine. 41(4):293-298, February 15th, 2016.

Adjacent Segment Disease After Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Based on Cases With a Minimum of 10 Years of Follow-up

Nakashima, Hiroaki; Kawakami, Noriaki; Tsuji, Taichi; More

Spine. 40(14):E831-E841, July 15th, 2015.

Comparative Study of 2 Surgical Procedures for Osteoporotic Delayed Vertebral Collapse: Anterior and Posterior Combined Surgery Versus Posterior Spinal Fusion With Vertebroplasty

Nakashima, Hiroaki; Imagama, Shiro; Yukawa, Yasutsugu; More

Spine. 40(2):E120-E126, January 15th, 2015.

Intraoperative Neurological Deterioration Secondary to Spinal Kyphotic Change After Cervicothoracic Junction Laminectomy

Nakashima, Hiroaki; Imagama, Shiro; Ito, Zenya; More

Spine. 39(25):E1549-E1551, December 1st, 2014.

The Cutoff Amplitude of Transcranial Motor Evoked Potentials for Transient Postoperative Motor Deficits in Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumor Surgery

Muramoto, Akio; Imagama, Shiro; Ito, Zenya; More

Spine. 39(18):E1086-E1094, August 15th, 2014.


Comparative Effectiveness of Open-Door Laminoplasty Versus French-Door Laminoplasty in Cervical Compressive Myelopathy

Nakashima, Hiroaki; Kato, Fumihiko; Yukawa, Yasutsugu; More

Spine. 39(8):642-647, April 15th, 2014.

Predictive Factors for a Poor Surgical Outcome With Thoracic Ossification of the Ligamentum Flavum by Multivariate Analysis: A Multicenter Study

Ando, Kei; Imagama, Shiro; Ito, Zenya; More

Spine. 38(12):E748-E754, May 20th, 2013.

Risk Factors for Complications Associated With Growing-Rod Surgery for Early-Onset Scoliosis

Watanabe, Kota; Uno, Koki; Suzuki, Teppei; More

Spine. 38(8):E464-E468, April 15th, 2013.

The Cutoff Amplitude of Transcranial Motor-Evoked Potentials for Predicting Postoperative Motor Deficits in Thoracic Spine Surgery

Muramoto, Akio; Imagama, Shiro; Ito, Zenya; More

Spine. 38(1):E21-E27, January 1st, 2013.

Neuroprotective Therapy Using Granulocyte Colony–Stimulating Factor for Patients With Worsening Symptoms of Thoracic Myelopathy: A Multicenter Prospective Controlled Trial

Sakuma, Tsuyoshi; Yamazaki, Masashi; Okawa, Akihiko; More

Spine. 37(17):1475-1478, August 1st, 2012.

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Clinical Outcome of Treatments for Spinal Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas: Results of Multivariate Analysis and Review of the Literature

Wakao, Norimitsu; Imagama, Shiro; Ito, Zenya; More

Spine. 37(6):482-488, March 15th, 2012.

The Effect of β-Carotene on Lumbar Osteophyte Formation

Imagama, Shiro; Hasegawa, Yukiharu; Seki, Taisuke; More

Spine. 36(26):2293-2298, December 15th, 2011.

Acute Cervical Spinal Cord Injury Complicated by Preexisting Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament: A Multicenter Study

Chikuda, Hirotaka; Seichi, Atsushi; Takeshita, Katsushi; More

Spine. 36(18):1453-1458, August 15th, 2011.

An Arterial Pulse Examination Is Not Sufficient for Diagnosis of Peripheral Arterial Disease in Lumbar Spinal Canal Stenosis: A Prospective Multicenter Study

Imagama, Shiro; Matsuyama, Yukihiro; Sakai, Yoshihito; More

Spine. 36(15):1204-1210, July 1st, 2011.

Neurological Complications of Cervical Laminoplasty for Patients With Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament—A multi-Institutional Retrospective Study

Seichi, Atsushi; Hoshino, Yuichi; Kimura, Atsushi; More

Spine. 36(15):E998-E1003, July 1st, 2011.

Is Decompressive Surgery Effective for Spinal Cord Sarcoidosis Accompanied With Compressive Cervical Myelopathy?

Sakai, Yoshihito; Matsuyama, Yukihiro; Imagama, Shiro; More

Spine. 35(23):E1290-E1297, November 1st, 2010.

Bone Union Rate With Autologous Iliac Bone Versus Local Bone Graft in Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Ito, Zenya; Matsuyama, Yukihiro; Sakai, Yoshihito; More

Spine. 35(21):E1101-E1105, October 1st, 2010.

Preventive Effect of Artificial Ligamentous Stabilization on the Upper Adjacent Segment Impairment Following Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Imagama, Shiro; Kawakami, Noriaki; Matsubara, Yuji; More

Spine. 34(25):2775-2781, December 1st, 2009.

Classification of Congenital Scoliosis and Kyphosis: A New Approach to the Three-Dimensional Classification for Progressive Vertebral Anomalies Requiring Operative Treatment

Kawakami, Noriaki; Tsuji, Taichi; Imagama, Shiro; More

Spine. 34(17):1756-1765, August 1st, 2009.

Spinal Myxopapillary Ependymoma: Neurological Deterioration in Patients Treated With Surgery

Sakai, Yoshihito; Matsuyama, Yukihiro; Katayama, Yoshito; More

Spine. 34(15):1619-1624, July 1st, 2009.

The Effect of Muscle Relaxant on the Paraspinal Muscle Blood Flow: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain

Sakai, Yoshihito; Matsuyama, Yukihiro; Nakamura, Hiroshi; More

Spine. 33(6):581-587, March 15th, 2008.

Traction Versus Supine Side-bending Radiographs in Determining Flexibility: What Factors Influence These Techniques?

Watanabe, Kota; Kawakami, Noriaki; Nishiwaki, Yuji; More

Spine. 32(23):2604-2609, November 1st, 2007.

Association of Gene Polymorphisms With Intervertebral Disc Degeneration and Vertebral Osteophyte Formation

Sakai, Yoshihito; Matsuyama, Yukihiro; Hasegawa, Yukiharu; More

Spine. 32(12):1279-1286, May 20th, 2007.

Three-Dimensional Analysis of Formation Failure in Congenital Scoliosis

Nakajima, Akira; Kawakami, Noriaki; Imagama, Shiro; More

Spine. 32(5):562-567, March 1st, 2007.

A Histomorphologic Study of Scoliosis in Pinealectomized Chickens

Yoshihara, Hisatake; Kawakami, Noriaki; Matsuyama, Yukihiro; More

Spine. 30(20):2244-2251, October 15th, 2005.

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