Spondylolisthesis
September 2018 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.

We will continue to update you with the latest scientific and clinical developments through the Medifocus Digest Alert on Spondylolisthesis every 3 months. Thank you for your ongoing subscription to this publication.

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1:The effectiveness and safety of nonsurgical integrative interventions for symptomatic lumbar spinal spondylolisthesis: A randomized controlled multinational, multicenter trial protocol.
Authors:Kim K, Youn Y, Lee SH, Choi JC, Jung JE, Kim J, Qu W, Eldrige J, Kim TH
Institution:Department of Spine Center, Mokhuri Neck and Back Hospital, Seoul. MN, USA. MN, USA. University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Journal:Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 May;97(19):e0667. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000010667.

2:Minimally invasive spinal decompression for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis and stenosis maintains stability and may avoid the need for fusion.
Authors:Minamide A, Yoshida M, Simpson AK, Nakagawa Y, Iwasaki H, Tsutsui S, Takami M, Hashizume H, Yukawa Y, Yamada H
Institution:Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wakayama Medical University, 811-1 Kimiidera, Wakayama City, Wakayama 641-8510, Japan.; Microendoscopic Spine Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
Journal:Bone Joint J. 2018 Apr 1;100-B(4):499-506. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.100B4.BJJ-2017-0917.R1.

3:Does Preoperative Degenerative Spondylolisthesis Influence Outcome in Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis? Three-Year Results of a Swiss Prospective Multicenter Cohort Study.
Authors:Ulrich NH, Gravestock I, Held U, Schawkat K, Pichierri G, Wertli MM, Winklhofer S, Farshad M, Porchet F, Steurer J, Burgstaller JM
Institution:Department of Orthopedics and Neurosurgery, Spine Center, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland; Horten Centre for Patient Oriented Research and Knowledge Transfer, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. Electronic address: nils.hb.ulrich@gmail.com. Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; Division of General Internal Medicine, Bern University Hospital, Bern University, Bern, Switzerland. University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. Switzerland. Zurich, Switzerland. Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2018 Jun;114:e1275-e1283. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.03.196. Epub 2018 Apr 5.

4:Double-level lumbar spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis: A retrospective study.
Authors:Zhang S, Ye C, Lai Q, Yu X, Liu X, Nie T, Zhan H, Dai M, Zhang B
Institution:Department of Orthopedics, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Artificial Joints Engineering and Technology Research Center of Jiangxi Province, No. 17 Yong Wai Zheng Street, Nanchang, Jiangxi, 330006, China. 1135547344@qq.com.; Nanchang University, Nanchang, Jiangxi, 330006, China.; Department of Orthopedics, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Artificial Joints Engineering and Technology Research Center of Jiangxi Province, No. 17 Yong Wai Zheng Street, Nanchang, Jiangxi, 330006, China. acker11@126.com.
Journal:J Orthop Surg Res. 2018 Mar 16;13(1):55. doi: 10.1186/s13018-018-0723-3.

5:Iatrogenic Spondylolisthesis Following Open Lumbar Laminectomy: Case Series and Review of the Literature.
Authors:Ramhmdani S, Xia Y, Xu R, Kosztowski T, Sciubba D, Witham T, Bydon A
Institution:Spinal Column Biomechanics and Surgical Outcomes Laboratory, Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Electronic address: abydon1@jhmi.edu.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2018 May;113:e383-e390. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.02.039. Epub 2018 Feb 15.

6:Traumatic Lateral Spondyloptosis: Case Series.
Authors:Garg M, Kumar A, Sawarkar DP, Singh PK, Agarwal D, Kale SS, Mahapatra AK
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. India. India. India. Electronic address: drpankajsingh11@gmail.com. India. India. India.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2018 May;113:e166-e171. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.01.206. Epub 2018 Feb 7.

7:Does adding interbody fusion to posterolateral fusion increase success in the surgical management of degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis?
Authors:Meissner-Haecker A, Urrutia J
Institution:Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile; Proyecto Epistemonikos, Santiago, Chile. Ortopedia, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile. Email: jurrutia@med.puc.cl. Address: Centro Evidencia UC, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Centro de Innovacion UC Anacleto Angelini, Avda. Vicuna Mackenna 4860, Macul, Santiago, Chile.
Journal:Medwave. 2018 Jan 30;18(1):e7147.

8:Effectiveness of a Decision-Making Protocol for the Surgical Treatment of Lumbar Stenosis with Grade 1 Degenerative Spondylolisthesis.
Authors:Staartjes VE, Schroder ML
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, Bergman Clinics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. Electronic address: victor.staartjes@gmail.com.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2018 Feb;110:e355-e361. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.11.001. Epub 2017 Nov 10.

9:The effect of preoperative diagnosis on the incidence of adjacent segment disease after lumbar fusion.
Authors:de la Garza-Ramos R, Kerezoudis P, Sciubba DM, Bydon A, Witham TF, Bydon M
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MS, USA. Baltimore, MS, USA. Baltimore, MS, USA. Baltimore, MS, USA. Bydon.mohamad@mayo.edu.
Journal:J Neurosurg Sci. 2018 Feb;62(1):4-9. doi: 10.23736/S0390-5616.16.03492-5. Epub 2015 Sep 23.

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