Published Ahead-of-Print April 13, 2019

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The Long-Term Reoperation Rate Following Surgery for Lumbar Herniated Intervertebral Disc Disease: A Nationwide Sample Cohort Study with A 10-Year Follow-Up

Kim, Chi Heon; Chung, Chun Kee; Choi, Yunhee; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: April 05, 2019

Predictive Factors of Male Sexual Dysfunction after Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

Ferro, Josepha Karinne de Oliveira; Lemos, Andrea; Silva, Caroline Palácio da; More

Spine. ., Post Author Corrections: April 08, 2019

Identifying Predictors of Higher Acute Care Costs for Patients With Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury and Modeling Acute Care Pathway Redesign: A Record Linkage Study

Vaikuntam, Bharat Phani; Middleton, James Walter; McElduff, Patrick; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: March 04, 2019

Discrepancies between Patient and Surgeon Expectations of Surgery for Sciatica: A Challenge for Informed Decision Making?

Rehman, Yasir; Muzammil, Syed; Wiercioch, Wojtek; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: November 01, 2018


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Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Based Morphological Change of Paraspinal Muscles in Girls with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Yeung, Kwong Hang; Man, Gene Chi Wai; Shi, Lin; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: April 13, 2019

The 5-Item modified frailty index is predictive of severe adverse events in patients undergoing surgery for adult spinal deformity

Yagi, Mitsuru; Michikawa, Takehiro; Hosogane, Naobumi; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: March 29, 2019

Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods in Treatment of Early-Onset Scoliosis: A Single Center Study with a Minimum of 2-Year-Follow up and Preliminary Results After Converting Surgery

Lampe, Lukas P.; Bövingloh, Albert Schulze; Gosheger, Georg; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: March 26, 2019

Effect of Serious Adverse Events on Health-Related Quality of Life Measures Following Surgery for Adult Symptomatic Lumbar Scoliosis

Smith, Justin S.; Shaffrey, Christopher I.; Kelly, Michael P.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: March 20, 2019

Development of Deployable Predictive Models for Minimal Clinically Important Difference Achievement Across the Commonly Used Health-Related Quality of Life Instruments in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery

Ames, Christopher P.; Smith, Justin S.; Pellisé, Ferran; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: March 13, 2019

Spinal Fusion in Parkinson's disease Patients: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis with Minimum 2-Year Surveillance

Shah, Neil V.; Beyer, George A.; Solow, Maximillian; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: February 06, 2019

Failure of Pelvic Compensation in Patients with Severe Positive Sagittal Imbalance: Comparison between Static Radiographs and Gait Analysis of Spinopelvic Parameters in Adult Spinal Deformity and Lumbar Stenosis

Kim, Ho-Joong; Shen, Feng; Kang, Kyoung-Tak; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: January 14, 2019

Artificial Intelligence Based Hierarchical Clustering of Patient Types and Intervention Categories in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: Towards a New Classification Scheme that Predicts Quality and Value

Ames, Christopher P.; Smith, Justin S.; Pellisé, Ferran; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: January 07, 2019

Pre-operative Assessment of Bone Quality in Spine Deformity Surgery: Correlation with Clinical Practice and Published Recommendations

Kuprys, Tomas K.; Steinmetz, Leah M.; Fischer, Charla R.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: December 11, 2018

What Factors Predict the Risk of Proximal Junctional Failure in the Long Term, Demographic, Surgical or Radiographic? Results from a Time-Dependent ROC Curve

Yang, Jingyan; Khalifé, Marc; Lafage, Renaud; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: December 11, 2018

Does Decreased Surgical Stress Really Improve the Psychosocial Health of Early-Onset Scoliosis Patients? A Comparison of Traditional Growing Rods and Magnetically-Controlled Growing Rods Patients Reveals Disappointing Results

Aslan, Cihan; Olgun, Z. Deniz; Ayik, Gokhan; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: November 20, 2018

Surgical and Health-related Quality-of-Life Outcomes of Growing Rod “Graduates” With Severe versus Moderate Early-onset Scoliosis

Helenius, Ilkka J.; Sponseller, Paul D.; McClung, Anna; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: November 01, 2018

Predictors of Extended Length of Hospital Stay in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients Undergoing Posterior Segmental Instrumented Fusion: An Analysis of 407 Surgeries Performed at a Large Academic Center

Sultan, Assem A.; Berger, Ryan J.; Cantrell, William A.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: November 01, 2018

Treatment for frailty does not improve complication rates in corrective surgery for adult spinal deformity

Yagi, Mitsuru; Michikawa, Takehiro; Hosogane, Naobumi; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: November 01, 2018


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PROMIS Correlates with Legacy Outcome Measures in Patients with Neck Pain and Improves Upon NDI When Assessing Disability in Cervical Deformity

Johnson, Bradley; Stekas, Nicholas; Ayres, Ethan; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: February 04, 2019

Functional Outcome of Elderly Patients Treated for Odontoid Fracture: A Multicenter Study

De Bonis, Pasquale; Iaccarino, Corrado; Musio, Antonio; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: January 14, 2019

Poor Baseline Mental Health Does Not Influence Improvement in Patient-Reported Outcomes, Satisfaction and Return To Work Two Years After Single-Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Goh, Graham Seow-Hng; Liow, Ming Han Lincoln; Yeo, William; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: December 11, 2018

Effect of Modified Japanese Orthopedic Association Severity Classifications on Satisfaction with Outcomes 12-months after Elective Surgery for Cervical Spine Myelopathy

Asher, Anthony L.; Devin, Clinton J.; Weisenthal, Benjamin M.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: November 20, 2018

Urinary N-Telopeptide Can Predict Pseudarthrosis after Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion (ACDF): A Prospective Study

Steinhaus, Michael E.; Hill, Patrick S.; Yang, Jingyan; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: November 20, 2018

Longer Preoperative Duration of Symptoms Negatively Affects Health-Related Quality of Life After Surgery for Cervical Radiculopathy

Tarazona, Daniel; Boody, Barrett; Hilibrand, Alan S.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: November 01, 2018


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Fibroblast Growth Factor 9 Is Upregulated Upon Intervertebral Mechanical Stress-Induced Ligamentum Flavum Hypertrophy in a Rabbit Model

Hayashi, Kazunori; Suzuki, Akinobu; Terai, Hidetomi; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: April 13, 2019

Does Riluzole Influence Bone Formation? An in vitro Study of Human Mesenchymal Stromal Cells and Osteoblast

Schroeder, Gregory D.; Kepler, Christopher K.; Grad, Sibylle; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: March 01, 2019


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Normalization of Spinal Cord Displacement with the Straight leg Raise and Resolution of Sciatica in Patients with Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Herniation: A 1.5-Year Follow-up Study

Rade, Marinko; Pesonen, Janne; Könönen, Mervi; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: March 26, 2019

The Relationship Between Endplate Pathology and Patient-Reported Symptoms for Chronic Low Back Pain Depends on Lumbar Paraspinal Muscle Quality

Bailey, Jeannie F.; Fields, Aaron J.; Ballatori, Alex; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: March 06, 2019