Published Ahead-of-Print June 02, 2020

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Can We Change Health Care Costs in Patients With Complex Backs Pain?: Results From a 5 year Before and After Study

Soer, Remko; Reneman, Michiel F.; Mierau, Jochen O.; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: June 02, 2020

Vertebral Osteomyelitis after Spine Surgery – A Disease with Distinct Characteristics

Breuninger, Marianne; Yagdiran, Ayla; Willinger, Anja; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: May 21, 2020

The Prognostic Value of Laboratory Markers and Ambulatory Function at Presentation for Post-Treatment Morbidity and Mortality Following Epidural Abscess

Goh, Brian C.; Ferrone, Marco L.; Barghi, Ameen; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: February 24, 2020


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Trends in Reoperation for Surgical Site Infection after Spinal Surgery with Instrumentation in a Multicenter Study

Kobayashi, Kazuyoshi; Imagama, Shiro; Ando, Kei; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: May 21, 2020

Selecting the C7-LIV Line Vertebra as the Upper Instrumented Vertebra for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Lenke Type 1A Curves: Multicenter and a Minimum 2-year Follow-up Study

Munakata, Ryo; Koseki, Michihiko; Oba, Hiroki; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: April 24, 2020

Evaluating the Minimal Clinically Important Difference of EQ-5D-3L in Patients with Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Swiss Prospective Multi-Center Cohort Study

Burgstaller, Jakob M.; Wertli, Maria M.; Ulrich, Nils H.; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: March 19, 2020

Long-Term Results After Surgical or Non-Surgical Treatment in Patients with Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Prospective Multi-Center Study

Burgstaller, Jakob M.; Steurer, Johann; Gravestock, Isaac; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: February 24, 2020

Impact of Chronic DMARD therapy in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis undergoing Surgery of the Craniovertebral Junction: A Multi-center Retrospective Study

Elia, Christopher J.; Brazdzionis, James; Toor, Harjyot; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: February 07, 2020


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Increasing Fusion Rate Between 1 and 2 Years After Instrumented Posterolateral Spinal Fusion and the Role of Bone Grafting

Lehr, A. Mechteld; Oner, F. Cumhur; Delawi, Diyar; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: May 25, 2020

The Titanium-Coated PEEK Cage Maintains Better Bone Fusion with the Endplate than the PEEK Cage 6 Months After PLIF Surgery—A Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized Study

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

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: March 06, 2020

Efficacy of a Standalone Microporous Ceramic vs. Autograft in Instrumented Posterolateral Spinal Fusion; a Multicenter, Randomized, Intra-patient Controlled, Non-inferiority Trial

Lehr, Mechteld; Oner, Cumhur; Delawi, Diyar; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: February 19, 2020

Is Bone Non-Union, Vertebral Deformity, or Spino-Pelvic Malalignment the Best Therapeutic Target for Amelioration of Low Back Pain after Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture?

Iwata, Akira; Kanayama, Masahiro; Oha, Fumihiro; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: February 11, 2020

Weekly Teriparatide versus Bisphosphonate for Bone Union during Six Months after Multi-Level Lumbar Interbody Fusion for Osteoporotic Patients: A Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized Study

Oba, Hiroki; Takahashi, Jun; Yokomichi, Hiroshi; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: February 11, 2020


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The Impact of Geometrical Spinal Shape on Fresh Vertebral Fractures in Elderly Volunteers: A Longitudinal Cohort Analysis

Yamada, Tomohiro; Yamato, Yu; Sato, Yoshihiro; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: April 23, 2020

Identification of Predictive Factors for Mechanical Complications After Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: A Multi-Institutional Retrospective Study

Kawabata, Atsuyuki; Yoshii, Toshitaka; Sakai, Kenichiro; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: March 19, 2020

Lower Satisfaction after Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery in Japan than in the US Despite Similar SRS22 Pain and Function Scores: A Propensity-Score Matched Analysis

Yagi, Mitsuru; Ames, Christopher P.; Hosogane, Naobumi; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: March 19, 2020

Does Menses Affect the Risk of Blood Loss in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients Undergoing Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgeries?: A Propensity-Score Match Study

Chiu, Chee Kidd; Gani, Siti Mariam Abd; Chung, Weng Hong; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: March 19, 2020

Counseling Guidelines for Anticipated Postsurgical Improvements in Pain, Function, Mental Health and Self-Image for Different Types of Adult Spinal Deformity

Line, Breton; Bess, Shay; Lafage, Virginie; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: March 16, 2020

Of Major Complication Types, Only Deep Infections after Spinal Fusion are Associated with Worse Health-Related Outcomes in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Eguia, Francisco; Nhan, Derek T.; Shah, Suken A.; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: March 06, 2020

Key Radiographic Parameters that Influence the Improvement of Postoperative Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Patients Treated Surgically for Adult Spinal Deformity with a Minimum 2-year Follow-up

Ohba, Tetsuro; Ebata, Shigeto; Oba, Hiroki; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: February 24, 2020

Preoperative and Postoperative Sitting Radiographs for Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: Upper Instrumented Vertebra Selection Using Sitting C2 Plumb Line Distance to Prevent Proximal Junctional Kyphosis

Yoshida, Go; Ushirozako, Hiroki; Hasegawa, Tomohiko; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: February 24, 2020

Outcomes and complications with age in spondylolisthesis: An evaluation of the elderly from the Quality Outcomes Database

Karsy, Michael; Chan, Andrew K.; Mummaneni, Praveen V.; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: February 21, 2020

Cost-Utility Analysis of rhBMP-2 Use in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery

Jain, Amit; Yeramaneni, Samrat; Kebaish, Khaled M.; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: February 21, 2020

Clinical performance and concurrent validity of the adult spinal deformity surgical decision-making score

Fujishiro, Takashi; Boissière, Louis; Cawley, Derek Thomas; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: February 20, 2020

Neuroanesthesia Guidelines for Optimizing Transcranial Motor Evoked Potentials Neuromonitoring During Deformity and Complex Spinal Surgery: A Delphi Consensus Study

Walker, Corey T.; Kim, Han Jo; Park, Paul; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: February 20, 2020

Group-Based Trajectory Modeling: A Novel Approach to Classifying Discriminative Functional Status Following Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: Study of a 3-Year Follow up Group

Yang, Jingyan; Lafage, Renaud; Gum, Jeffrey L.; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: February 11, 2020


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The Long-Term Reoperation Rate Following Surgery for Lumbar Stenosis: A Nationwide Sample Cohort Study with a 10-Year Follow-Up

Jung, Jong-myung; Chung, Chun Kee; Kim, Chi Heon; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: April 24, 2020

Reliability and Validity of the English Version of the AOSpine PROST (Patient Reported Outcome Spine Trauma)

Sadiqi, Said; Dvorak, Marcel F.; Vaccaro, Alexander R.; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: April 24, 2020

Patient-Reported Quality of Life Following Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion or Indirect Decompression Using Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Nakashima, Hiroaki; Kanemura, Tokumi; Satake, Kotaro; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: April 23, 2020