Published Ahead-of-Print May 22, 2018

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A Prospective, Randomized, Multicenter Study Comparing Silicated Calcium Phosphate versus BMP-2 Synthetic Bone Graft in Posterolateral Instrumented Lumbar Fusion for Degenerative Spinal Disorders

Coughlan, Marc; Davies, Mark; Mostert, Adriaan K.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: April 12, 2018

Long-Term Results of Surgery Compared with Nonoperative Treatment for Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis in the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT)

Abdu, William A.; Sacks, Olivia A.; Tosteson, Anna N.A.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: April 12, 2018

Morphology and Clinical Relevance of Vertebral Endplate Changes Following Limited Lumbar Discectomy With or Without Bone-anchored Annular Closure

Kursumovic, Adisa; Kienzler, Jenny C.; Bouma, Gerrit J.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: March 13, 2018


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Assessment of Proximal Junctional Kyphosis and Shoulder Balance with Proximal Screws vs. Hooks in Posterior Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Pahys, Joshua M.; Vivas, Andrew C.; Samdani, Amer F.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: April 23, 2018

Perioperative Complications after Surgery for Thoracic Ossification of Posterior Longitudinal Ligament- Nationwide Multicenter Prospective Study

Imagama, Shiro; Ando, Kei; Takeuchi, Kazuhiro; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: April 23, 2018

Influence of the Initial Sagittal Lumbar Alignment on Clinical and Radiological Outcomes of Single-level Lumbar Total Disc Replacements at a Minimum Two-year Follow-up

Faure, Aymeric; Khalifé, Marc; Thiebaut, Benjamin; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: February 15, 2018

Pre-Injury Patient Characteristics and Post-Injury Neurological Status Are Associated with Mortality following Spinal Cord Injury

Casper, David S.; Zmistowski, Benjamin; Schroeder, Gregory D.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: January 08, 2018

Postoperative Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, and Myocardial Infarction: Complications After Therapeutic Anticoagulation in the Patient With Spine Trauma

Shiu, Brian; Le, Elizabeth; Jazini, Ehsan; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: January 08, 2018

Immediate versus Delayed Surgical Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniation for Acute Motor Deficits: The Impact of Surgical Timing on Functional Outcome

Petr, Ondra; Glodny, Bernhard; Brawanski, Konstantin; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: June 27, 2017


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Oral Presentations Have a Significantly Higher Publication Rate, But Not Impact Factors, Than Poster Presentations at the International Society for Study of Lumbar Spine meeting: Review of 1126 Abstracts From 2010 to 2012 Meetings

Ohtori, Seiji; Orita, Sumihisa; Eguchi, Yawara; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: March 05, 2018

Bibliometric Analysis of Gender Authorship Trends and Collaboration Dynamics over 30 Years of Spine 1985 to 2015

Brinker, Alexander R.; Liao, Jane L.; Kraus, Kent R.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: February 12, 2018

Outcomes and Complications Following Laminectomy Alone for Thoracic Myelopathy due to Ossified Ligamentum Flavum: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Osman, Nebiyu S.; Cheung, Zoe B.; Hussain, Awais K.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: February 06, 2018

Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring in Spine Surgery – a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Daniel, Jefferson Walter; Botelho, Ricardo Vieira; Milano, Jerônimo Buzetti; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: February 06, 2018


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Imaging Comparison Between Chinese and Japanese Patients With Cervical Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament

Xiao, Bin; Nagoshi, Narihito; Takeuchi, Ayano; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: May 22, 2018

Alterations in Intramedullary T2-weighted Increased Signal Intensity following Laminoplasty in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Patients: Comparison between pre- and Postoperative Magnetic Resonance Images

Machino, Masaaki; Ando, Kei; Kobayashi, Kazuyoshi; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: April 11, 2018

The Seven-Year Cost-Effectiveness of Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Versus Cervical Disc Arthroplasty: A Markov Analysis

Kim, Jun S.; Dowdell, James; Cheung, Zoe B.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: April 10, 2018

The Impact of Comorbid Mental Health Disorders on Complications Following Cervical Spine Surgery with Minimum 2-Year Surveillance

Diebo, Bassel G.; Lavian, Joshua D.; Liu, Shian; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: March 23, 2018

Comparison of 6-year Follow-up Result of Hybrid Surgery and Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion for the Treatment of Contiguous 2-segment Cervical Degenerative Disc Diseases

Xiong, Yang; Xu, Lin; Yu, Xing; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: March 15, 2018

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

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

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

Comparing Health Related Quality of Life Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Either Primary or Revision Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Schroeder, Gregory D.; Boody, Barrett S.; Kepler, Christopher K.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: January 08, 2018

Post-Operative Emergency Department Utilization and Hospital Readmission After Cervical Spine Arthrodesis: Rates, Trends, Causes, and Risk Factors

Derman, Peter B.; Lampe, Lukas P.; Pan, Ting Jung; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: January 08, 2018


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Clinical Impact and Economic Burden of Hospital-Acquired Conditions Following Common Surgical Procedures

Horn, Samantha R.; Liu, Tiffany C.; Horowitz, Jason A.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: May 22, 2018

Human versus Robot: A Propensity-Matched Analysis of the Accuracy of Free Hand versus Robotic Guidance for Placement of S2 Alar-Iliac (S2AI) Screws

Shillingford, Jamal N.; Laratta, Joseph L.; Park, Paul J.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: April 18, 2018

Validation of Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Computer Adaptive Tests (CATs) in the Surgical Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Patel, Alpesh A.; Dodwad, Shah-Nawaz M.; Boody, Barrett S.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: March 19, 2018

Impact of Psychiatric Comorbidities on Short-term Outcomes Following Intervention for Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease

Kalakoti, Piyush; Sciubba, Daniel M.; Pugely, Andrew J.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: February 23, 2018