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Yi-Hsuan Kuo, Jau-Ching Wu, Wen-Cheng Huang, Ming-Chao Huang, E-Jian Lee, Henrich Cheng
As spine surgery flourished in Taiwan and neurosurgeons became more involved in spine surgery towards the end of the 20th century, the Taiwan Neurosurgical Spine Society (TNSS), earlier named the Taiwan Neurospinal Society, was established on March 11, 2001. As its main founder, Dr. Chun-I Huang was elected as the first president of the TNSS. The goals of the TNSS were to promote research, to hold academic seminars, to participate in international conferences, and to exchange clinical experiences. The mission of the TNSS was successful, and the profession of spine surgery in Taiwan advanced during the first decade of the 21st century, culminating in the TNSS joining ASIA SPINE in 2010...
December 2018: Neurospine
Yoon Ha
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December 2018: Neurospine
Kee B Park, Kevin F Yoo, Michael Yoon, David Hong
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June 2018: Neurospine
Yoon Ha
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June 2018: Neurospine
E-Jian Lee
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March 2018: Neurospine
Wenbo Lin, Alex Ha, Venkat Boddapati, Wen Yuan, K Daniel Riew
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March 2018: Neurospine
Phyo Kim
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March 2018: Neurospine
Geun Sung Song
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March 2018: Neurospine
Ralph Mobbs, Ryan Campbell, Kevin Phan
To classify facet joint cysts (FJC) which will assist in identification of patient groups to best fit with a particular intervention. Sagittal T2 -weighted magnetic resonance images (MRI) of these patients are used to measure cyst size, while axial T2 -weighted MRI are used to determine the percentage of the vertebral canal occupied by the cyst. The degree of spondylolisthesis is also measured through standing X-rays or sagittal MRI. The proposed grading system is as follows. Grade I includes cysts that occupy less than 25% of the canal diameter that usually present with unilateral radiculopathy...
February 2018: Orthopaedic Surgery
Joseph A Weiner, Ralph W Cook, Sohaib Hashmi, Michael S Schallmo, Danielle S Chun, Kathryn A Barth, Sameer K Singh, Alpesh A Patel, Wellington K Hsu
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Database. OBJECTIVE: Utilizing Open Payments data, we aimed to determine the prevalence of industry payments to orthopedic and neurospine surgeons, report the magnitude of those relationships, and help outline the surgeon demographic factors associated with industry relationships. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Previous Open Payments data revealed that orthopedic surgeons receive the highest value of industry payments...
September 15, 2017: Spine
Woo-Keun Kwon, Joo Han Kim, Hong Joo Moon, Youn-Kwan Park
OBJECTIVES: The Korean Resource Based Relative Value Scale (K-RBRVS) was introduced in 2001 as an alternative of the previous medical fee schedule. Unfortunately, most neurosurgeons are unfamiliar with the details of the K-RBRVS and how it affects the reimbursement rates for the surgical procedures we perform. We summarize the K-RBRVS in brief, and discuss on how the relative value (RV) of the spinal neurosurgical procedures have changed since the introduction in 2001. METHODS: We analyzed the change of spinal procedure RVs since 2001, and compared it with the change of values in the brain neurosurgical procedures...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
Srikant Balasubramaniam, Devendra K Tyagi, Sheikh H Zafar, Hemant V Savant
INTRODUCTION: Anterior approach provides excellent visualization and access to the anterior thoracic spine. It may be used alone, in combination with a posterior midline approach or in a staged or sequential fashion. AIMS: To analyse our institutional experience in transthoracic approaches and to determine the safety and benefit of this approach in our patient series. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 16 patients were operated for varying lesions of body of dorsal vertebra by the transthoracic approach...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
Rossella Arnoldi, Francesco Macchini, Valerio Gentilino, Giorgio Farris, Anna Morandi, Giulia Brisighelli, Ernesto Leva
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the outcome of patients operated for anorectal malformations (ARMs) with good prognosis. METHODS: Thirty patients underwent clinical evaluation by Rintala score and anorectal manometry recording anal resting pressure (ARP), rectoanal inhibitory reflex (RAIR), and rectal volume (RV). The results were analysed with regard to sex, type of ARM, surgical timing of posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP), neurospinal cord dysraphism (ND), neonatal colostomy, and institution where they underwent surgery...
August 2014: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Ahmed Abdel Khalek Abdel Razek
We review the neurospinal and craniofacial imaging findings in vascular neurocutaneous disorders. The patients presented with cutaneous and cerebral lesions associated with craniofacial abnormalities or spinal lesions. Vascular neurocutaneous disorders may involve segmental or localized lesions associated with either low- or high-flow vascular malformations. Other neuroimaging findings include vascular occlusive changes with ischemic stroke, ectatic arteries, aneurysm, cortical migrational disorders such as hemimegalencephaly and congenital anomalies of the posterior fossa...
September 2014: Japanese Journal of Radiology
Sedat Dalbayrak, Onur Yaman, Mesut Yılmaz
CONTEXT: Treatment of Hangman's fractures is still controversial. Hangman's fractures Type II and IIA are usually treated with surgical procedures. AIM: This study aims at describing the Neurospinal Academy (NSA) technique as an attempt to achieve an approximation of the fracture line to the axis body, which may be used for Type II and IIA patients with severe displacement and angulation. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: NSA technique both pars or pedicle screws are placed bicortically to ensure that anterior surface of C2 vertebral body will be crossed 1-2 mm...
July 2013: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
Pe Sreedharan Namboothiri, Sreehari Narayanan Nair, Krishnan Vijayan, Vk Visweswaran
We report a case of disseminated meningospondylodiscitis in an elderly diabetic patient caused by Fusarium oxysporum. As the clinical presentation was nonspecific, the diagnosis of the condition could only be arrived at after laboratory and imaging studies. The diagnosis of the condition requires a high index of suspicion. Patient underwent thorough surgical debridement along with a short course of variconazole and remained asymptomatic after 36 months of diagnosis. Fusarium is a large genus of filamentous fungi widely distributed in soil and in association with plants...
March 2014: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
Jose Roberto Tude Melo, Pollyana Pacheco, Luiz Eduardo Wanderley
Human tail and multiple spinal dysraphism are unusual congenital malformations. Human tail appeared as a prominent lesion from the lumbosacrococcygeal region, generally without connection between the tail and the neurospinal axis. Spinal dysraphisms are usually isolated, reaching 0.038% of incidence of multiple spinal dysraphisms in the same child. There were three cases described of unusual spinal dysraphic lesions: two cases of human tail and a case of a multiple thoracic myelomeningocele. The literature about diagnosis and treatment was reviewed...
2013: Case Reports in Pediatrics
Hadie Adams, Javier Avendaño, Shaan M Raza, Ziya L Gokaslan, George I Jallo, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa
STUDY DESIGN: Observational cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE: Using data from the population-based cancer registries of the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program, we analyzed demographic features, tumor and treatment characteristics, as well as survival rates in patients with primary malignant astrocytomas of the spinal cord (PMASC). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: PMASC is a rare neoplasm and is considered to carry the same dismal outcome as their cerebral counterparts...
May 20, 2012: Spine
Janet Palamone, Susan Brunovsky, Matt Groth, Linda Morris, Mary Kwasny
Neurosurgical patients tend to have the highest rate of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) rate among other postsurgical patients. The methods and timing of DVT prevention and treatment continue to be debated among neurointensivists. The greatest opportunity to intervene is early during the stay in the intensive care unit. There are many factors, however, that can make this the most neglected time for aggressive prevention measures. For large university teaching hospitals, the target of the University Health System Consortium is to achieve an average DVT rate at or below half that of previous reported rates...
December 2011: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
Daniel H Fulkerson, Shobhan Vachhrajani, Alison Brayton, Abhaya V Kulkarni, Andrew Jea
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The perception of a surgical complication may differ between surgeons and patients. In pediatric spine surgery, the perception of the parent or primary caregiver may also differ. In order to better define these relationships, we performed a pilot study surveying a convenience sample of pediatric spinal surgeons, patients and their parent or primary caregiver. We hope to use this initial pilot study as a starting point for future research into this incompletely defined, yet increasingly relevant topic...
2010: Pediatric Neurosurgery
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