Spondylolisthesis
April 2017 Issue
 
 
 

Nearly every major medical breakthrough over the past 50 years can be attributed to new discoveries that were made possible through meticulous biomedical research. Many diseases and conditions that previously took a heavy toll on patients in terms of both morbidity and mortality are now either treatable or preventable thanks in large part to painstaking research that expanded the frontiers of scientific knowledge and moved the most promising basic research developments into tangible health benefits through human clinical trails. Ongoing research is also the key that will open the door to additional major medical advances and breakthroughs in the future.

Our staff at Medifocus is committed to keeping our subscribers to the Medifocus Digest Alert on Spondylolisthesis abreast of the latest new research developments that have recently been published in the medical literature for this condition. In this issue of the Digest Alert, you will find a focused list of hand-picked journal article references that represent the latest advances in basic and clinical research for Spondylolisthesis. These articles represent the current state-of-the-art of the research that will hopefully lead to additional major advances and breakthroughs in the clinical management of Spondylolisthesis. You can access the summaries of each article referenced below by simply clicking on the article Title.

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1:A Novel Nonpedicular Screw-Based Fixation in Lumbar Spondylolisthesis.
Authors:Chen MH, Chen JY
Institution:Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Cathay General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; School of Medicine, Catholic Fu-Jen University, New Taipei City, Taiwan. Taiwan; Department of Orthopedics, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan; Taipei Postal Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
Journal:Biomed Res Int. 2017;2017:5619350. doi: 10.1155/2017/5619350. Epub 2017 Jan 10.

2:The Outcomes of Minimally Invasive versus Open Posterior Approach Spinal Fusion in Treatment of Lumbar Spondylolisthesis: The Current Evidence from Prospective Comparative Studies.
Authors:Wu AM, Chen CH, Shen ZH, Feng ZH, Weng WQ, Li SM, Chi YL, Yin LH, Ni WF
Institution:Department of Orthopedics, Second Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Second Medical College of Wenzhou Medical University, Zhejiang Spine Center, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China. University, Second Medical College of Wenzhou Medical University, Zhejiang Spine Center, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China. University, Second Medical College of Wenzhou Medical University, Zhejiang Spine Center, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China. University, Second Medical College of Wenzhou Medical University, Zhejiang Spine Center, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China. University, Second Medical College of Wenzhou Medical University, Zhejiang Spine Center, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China. University, Second Medical College of Wenzhou Medical University, Zhejiang Spine Center, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China. University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China.
Journal:Biomed Res Int. 2017;2017:8423638. doi: 10.1155/2017/8423638. Epub 2017 Jan 5.

3:Characterization of radiographic features of consecutive lumbar spondylolisthesis.
Authors:Sun Y, Wang H, Yang D, Zhang N, Yang S, Zhang W, Ding W
Institution:Department of Spine Surgery, the Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China.
Journal:Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Nov;95(46):e5323.

4:Extreme lateral interbody fusion relieves symptoms of spinal stenosis and low-grade spondylolisthesis by indirect decompression in complex patients.
Authors:Pereira EA, Farwana M, Lam KS
Institution:Spinal Unit, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and Evelina London Children's Hospital, London, UK; Academic Neurosurgery Unit, St George's, University of London, University of London, London, UK; Atkinson Morley Neurosciences Centre, St George's University Hospital, Blackshaw Rd., London SW17 0QT, UK. Electronic address: eacp@eacp.co.uk. Foundation Trust and Evelina London Children's Hospital, London, UK. Foundation Trust and Evelina London Children's Hospital, London, UK.
Journal:J Clin Neurosci. 2017 Jan;35:56-61. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2016.09.010. Epub 2016 Oct 1.

5:Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion versus instrumented posterolateral fusion In degenerative spondylolisthesis: An attempt to evaluate the superiority of one method over the other.
Authors:Ghasemi AA
Institution:Neurosurgery Department, Urmia Medical University, Ershad Blvd, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Urmia, Iran. Electronic address: dr.amirghasemi@ymail.com.
Journal:Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2016 Nov;150:1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2016.08.017. Epub 2016 Aug 21.

6:Patient-reported and radiographic outcomes of minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion for degenerative spondylolisthesis with or without reduction: A comparative study.
Authors:Fan G, Zhang H, Guan X, Gu G, Wu X, Hu A, Gu X, He S
Institution:Orthopedic Department, Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, China. of Medicine, China. of Medicine, China. of Medicine, China. of Medicine, China. of Medicine, China. of Medicine, China. of Medicine, China. Electronic address: tjhss7418@foxmail.com.
Journal:J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Nov;33:111-118. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2016.02.037. Epub 2016 Jul 18.

7:Neurogenic claudication secondary to degenerative spondylolisthesis: is fusion always necessary?
Authors:Kitchen WJ, Mohamed M, Bhojak M, Wilby M
Institution:a Department of Neurosurgery , The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery , Liverpool , UK. Liverpool , UK. Liverpool , UK. Liverpool , UK.
Journal:Br J Neurosurg. 2016 Dec;30(6):662-665. Epub 2016 Jul 20.

8:Posterior lumbar interbody fusion with cortical bone trajectory screw fixation versus posterior lumbar interbody fusion using traditional pedicle screw fixation for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis: a comparative study.
Authors:Sakaura H, Miwa T, Yamashita T, Kuroda Y, Ohwada T
Institution:Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kansai Rosai Hospital, Amagasaki, Hyogo; and.
Journal:J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Nov;25(5):591-595. Epub 2016 May 27.

9:Modeled cost-effectiveness of transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion compared with posterolateral fusion for spondylolisthesis using N(2)QOD data.
Authors:Carreon LY, Glassman SD, Ghogawala Z, Mummaneni PV, McGirt MJ, Asher AL
Institution:Norton Leatherman Spine Center, Louisville, Kentucky; Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, Massachusetts; California; and.
Journal:J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Jun;24(6):916-21. doi: 10.3171/2015.10.SPINE15917. Epub 2016 Feb 19.

10:Transsacral transdiscal L5-S1 screws for the management of high-grade spondylolisthesis in an adolescent.
Authors:Palejwala A, Fridley J, Jea A
Institution:Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Texas Children's Hospital; and.
Journal:J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Jun;17(6):645-50. doi: 10.3171/2015.12.PEDS15535. Epub 2016 Feb 19.

11:Lumbar Spondylolisthesis Progression and De Novo Spondylolisthesis in Elderly Chinese Men and Women: A Year-4 Follow-up Study.
Authors:Wang YX, Deng M, Griffith JF, Kwok AW, Leung JC, Ahuja AT, Kwok T, Leung PC
Institution:*Department of Imaging and Interventional Radiology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, ChinadaggerJockey Club Centre for Osteoporosis Care and Control, School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, Chinadouble daggerDepartment of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China.
Journal:Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Jul 1;41(13):1096-103. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001507.

12:Two-Year Comparative Outcomes of MIS Lateral and MIS Transforaminal Interbody Fusion in the Treatment of Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: Part II: Radiographic Findings.
Authors:Isaacs RE, Sembrano JN, Tohmeh AG
Institution:*Department of Neurosurgery, Duke University Medical Centere, Durham, NC daggerUniversity of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN double daggerMinneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care Systems, Minneapolis, MN section signNorthwest Orthopaedic Specialists, Spokane, WA.
Journal:Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Apr;41 Suppl 8:S133-44. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001472.

13:Distraction Laminoplasty With Interlaminar Lumbar Instrumented Fusion (ILIF) for Lumbar Stenosis With or Without Grade 1 Spondylolisthesis: Technique and 2-Year Outcomes.
Authors:Cuellar JM, Field JS, Bae HW
Institution:*The Spine Center, Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA daggerDesert Institute for Spine Care (DISC), Phoeniz, AZ.
Journal:Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Apr;41 Suppl 8:S97-S105. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001484.

14:Two-year Comparative Outcomes of MIS Lateral and MIS Transforaminal Interbody Fusion in the Treatment of Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: Part I: Clinical Findings.
Authors:Sembrano JN, Tohmeh A, Isaacs R
Institution:*University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota daggerMinneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Minneapolis, Minnesota double daggerNorthwest Orthopedic Specialists, Spokane, Washington section signDepartment of Neurosurgery, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
Journal:Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Apr;41 Suppl 8:S123-32. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001471.

15:Lumbar paraspinal muscle morphometry and its correlations with demographic and radiological factors in adult isthmic spondylolisthesis: a retrospective review of 120 surgically managed cases.
Authors:Thakar S, Sivaraju L, Aryan S, Mohan D, Sai Kiran NA, Hegde AS
Institution:Department of Neurological Sciences, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Bangalore, India. Sciences, Bangalore, India. Sciences, Bangalore, India. Sciences, Bangalore, India. Sciences, Bangalore, India. Sciences, Bangalore, India.
Journal:J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 May;24(5):679-85. doi: 10.3171/2015.9.SPINE15705. Epub 2016 Jan 15.

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