Published Ahead-of-Print June 12, 2019

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms are Associated with Incident Chronic Back PainA Longitudinal Twin Study of Older Male Veterans

Suri, Pradeep; Boyko, Edward J.; Smith, Nicholas L.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: March 26, 2019

Patient Factors Affecting Emergency Department Utilization and Hospital Readmission Rates after Primary Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion A review of 41,813 cases

Sheha, Evan D.; Salzmann, Stephan N.; Khormaee, Sariah; More

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


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Cost-Effectiveness of Operative vs Nonoperative Treatment of Adult Symptomatic Lumbar Scoliosis an Intent-to-Treat Analysis at Five Year Follow-up

Carreon, Leah Y.; Glassman, Steven D.; Lurie, Jon; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: June 12, 2019

The Long-Term Reoperation Rate Following Surgery for Lumbar Herniated Intervertebral Disc DiseaseA 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 RedesignA Record Linkage Study

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

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: March 04, 2019


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Treatment of Mild Cervical Myelopathy Factors Associated with Decision for Surgical Intervention

Bond, Michael; McIntosh, Greg; Fisher, Charles; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: June 12, 2019

Total Inpatient Morphine Milligram Equivalents Can Predict Long Term Opioid Use After Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Ge, David H.; Hockley, Aaron; Vasquez-Montes, Dennis; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: May 14, 2019


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Adverse Events Related to Transcranial Electric Stimulation for Motor Evoked Potential Monitoring in High-Risk Spinal Surgery

Yoshida, Go; Imagama, Shiro; Kawabata, Shigenori; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: June 06, 2019

Diminishing Clinical Returns of Multilevel Minimally Invasive Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Passias, Peter G.; Bortz, Cole; Horn, Samantha R.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: June 06, 2019

Neurologic Injury in Complex Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery Staged Multilevel Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion (MOLIF) Using Hyperlordotic Tantalum Cages and Posterior Fusion Versus Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy (PSO)

Lui, Darren F.; Yu, Hai Ming; Butler, Joseph; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: March 06, 2019

Motor and Sensory Impairments of the Lower Extremities After L2 Nerve Root Transection During Total en Bloc Spondylectomy

Kato, Satoshi; Murakami, Hideki; Demura, Satoru; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: March 04, 2019

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


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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

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 ImbalanceComparison 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


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