Published Ahead-of-Print September 21, 2018

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Predictive Model for Medical and Surgical Readmissions Following Elective Lumbar Spine Surgery: A National Study of 33,674 Patients

Sivaganesan, Ahilan; Zuckerman, Scott; Khan, Inamullah; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: September 21, 2018

Pedicle Screw Placement Using Augmented Reality Surgical Navigation with Intraoperative 3D Imaging: A First In-Human Prospective Cohort Study

Terander, Adrian Elmi; Burström, Gustav; Nachabe, Rami; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: September 17, 2018

Weekly Teriparatide Administration and Preoperative Anterior Slippage of the Cranial Vertebra Next to Fusion Segment < 2 Mm Promote Osseous Union after Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Ushirozako, Hiroki; Hasegawa, Tomohiko; Ebata, Shigeto; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: August 07, 2018

The Impact of Comorbidity Burden on Complications, Length of Stay, and Direct Hospital Costs after Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Khechen, Benjamin; Haws, Brittany E.; Bawa, Mundeep S.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: August 07, 2018

The Impact of Vancomycin and Cefazolin as Standard Pre-operative Antibiotic Prophylaxis on Surgical Site Infections Following Instrumented Spinal Fusion

Lopez, Wylie; Rider, Sean M.; Nwosu, Kenneth; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: August 07, 2018

Cost-Effectiveness of Balloon Kyphoplasty for Patients with Acute/ Subacute Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures in the Super-Aging Japanese Society

Takahashi, Shinji; Hoshino, Masatoshi; Yasuda, Hiroyuki; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: August 06, 2018

Expectations for Postoperative Improvement in Health-Related Quality of Life in Young Patients With Lumbosacral Spondylolisthesis: A Prospective Cohort Study

Bourassa-Moreau, Étienne; Labelle, Hubert; Parent, Stefan; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: July 12, 2018

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

Prediction Accuracy of Common Prognostic Scoring Systems for Metastatic Spine Disease: Results of a Prospective International Multicentre Study of 1469 Patients

Choi, David; Ricciardi, Federico; Arts, Mark; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: February 06, 2018


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Comparison of Health-Related Quality of Life between Double-Door Laminoplasty and Selective Laminoplasty for Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy, with a Minimum Follow-Up of 5 Years

Hirota, Ryosuke; Miyakoshi, Naohisa; Yoshimoto, Mitsunori; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: July 27, 2018

Comparison of Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS) with Neck Disability Index (NDI) and Visual Analog Scale (VAS) in Patients with Neck Pain

Moses, Michael J.; Tishelman, Jared C.; Stekas, Nicholas; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: July 13, 2018

Development of a Modified Cervical Deformity Frailty Index: A Streamlined Clinical Tool for Preoperative Risk Stratification

Passias, Peter G.; Bortz, Cole A.; Segreto, Frank A.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: July 12, 2018

A Technique for Dynamic Cervical Magnetic Resonance Imaging Applied to Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: A Reliability Study

Pratali, Raphael de Rezende; Smith, Justin S.; Ancheschi, Bruno C.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: June 26, 2018

Surgical Treatment of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy in The Elderly: Outcomes in Patients Aged 80 Years or Older

Isogai, Norihiro; Nagoshi, Narihito; Iwanami, Akio; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: June 18, 2018

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


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Long Term Costs of Maximum Non-Operative Treatments in Patients with Symptomatic Lumbar Stenosis or Spondylolisthesis that Ultimately Required Surgery: A Five-Year Cost Analysis

Adogwa, Owoicho; Davison, Mark A; Vuong, Victoria D.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: August 20, 2018

Initial Provider Specialty is Associated with Long-term Opiate Use in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Low Back and Lower Extremity Pain

Azad, Tej; Vail, Daniel; Bentley, Jason; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: August 07, 2018

Increased Proportion of Fusion Surgery for Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis and Changes in Reoperation Rate: A Nationwide Cohort Study with a Minimum 5-Year Follow-Up

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

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: July 19, 2018

Analysis of Internet Review Site Comments for Spine Surgeons: How Office Staff, Physician Likeability, and Patient Outcome Are Associated with Online Evaluations

Donnally, Chester J. III; Roth, Eric S.; Li, Deborah J.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: July 02, 2018

Determinants of Patient Satisfaction Two Year after Spinal Deformity Surgery: A Latent Class Analysis

Yang, Jingyan; Lafage, Virginie; Lafage, Renaud; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: June 21, 2018

Considering Spine Surgery: A Web-Based Calculator for Communicating Estimates of Personalized Treatment Outcomes

Moulton, Haley; Tosteson, Tor D.; Zhao, Wenyan; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: June 05, 2018

Simplified Chinese Version of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association Back Pain Evaluation Questionnaire: Agreement, Responsiveness and Minimal Important Change for Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain

Yao, Min; Yang, Long; Zhu, Bin; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: April 13, 2018


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