Published Ahead-of-Print January 29, 2019

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Preoperative Risk Stratification in Spine Tumor Surgery – A Comparison of the Modified Charlson Index, Frailty Index, and ASA Score

Lakomkin, Nikita; Zuckerman, Scott L.; Stannard, Blaine; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: December 19, 2018

Alert Timing and Corresponding Intervention with Intraoperative Spinal Cord Monitoring for High Risk Spinal Surgery

Yoshida, Go; Ando, Muneharu; Imagama, Shiro; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: October 11, 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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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

Halo gravity traction can mitigate pre-operative risk factors and early surgical complications in complex spine deformity

Iyer, Sravisht; Boachie-Adjei, Oheneba; Duah, Henry Ofori; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: October 15, 2018

How common is medial and lateral shoulder discordance in lenke 1 and 2 curves? a preoperative analysis of medial and lateral shoulder balance among 151 lenke 1 and 2 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients

Chung, Weng Hong; Chiu, Chee Kidd; Ng, Sherwin Johan; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: October 05, 2018

Comparison of Postoperative Outcomes According to Compensatory Changes of the Thoracic Spine Among Patients with a T1 Slope More Than 40°

Oe, Shin; Togawa, Daisuke; Yamato, Yu; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: September 17, 2018

Replication Study for the Association of GWAS-associated Loci with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Susceptibility and Curve Progression in a Chinese Population

Man, Gene Chi-Wai; Tang, Nelson Leung-Sang; Chan, Ting Fung; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: September 17, 2018

Do overweight Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) patients have an increased perioperative risk for Posterior Spinal Fusion (PSF) surgery? A propensity score matching analysis of 374 AIS patients

Chan, Chris Yin Wei; Mohamad, Siti Mariam; Tan, Shun Herng; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: August 27, 2018

Perioperative Outcome of Single Stage Posterior Spinal Fusion for Severe Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) (Cobb Angle ≥ 90 Degrees): The Role of a Dual Attending Surgeon Strategy

Kwan, Mun Keong; Chiu, Chee Kidd; Hasan, Mohd Shahnaz; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: August 20, 2018

Quantitative Characteristics of Consecutive Lengthening Episodes in Early Onset Scoliosis (EOS) Patients with Dual Growth Rods

Agarwal, Aakash; Goswami, Ankur; Vijayaraghavan, Govindaraja Perumal; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: August 07, 2018


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Skeletal Muscle Cell Oxidative Stress As A Possible Therapeutic Target In A Denervation-Induced Experimental Sarcopenic Model

Kinoshita, Hideyuki; Orita, Sumihisa; Inage, Kazuhide; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: October 05, 2018

Evaluation of Percutaneous Intradiscal Amniotic Suspension Allograft in a Rabbit Model of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration

Luo, T. David; Vines, Jeremy B.; Zabarsky, Zachary K.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: August 22, 2018


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The Effect of Core Stabilization Exercises on Trunk–Pelvis Three-Dimensional Kinematics During Gait in Non-Specific Chronic Low Back Pain

Bagheri, Rasoul; Parhampour, Behrouz; Pourahmadi, Mohammad Reza; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: January 14, 2019

Patients cannot Reliably Distinguish the Iliac Crest Bone Graft Donor Site From the Contralateral Side after Lumbar Spine Fusion: A Patient-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial

Lehr, A. Mechteld; Oner, F. Cumhur; Hoebink, Eric A.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: September 17, 2018


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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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Enhanced Perioperative Care for Major Spine Surgery

Dagal, Armagan; Bellabarba, Carlo; Bransford, Richard; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: December 19, 2018