Spondylolisthesis
June 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.

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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:Higher Improvement in Patient-Reported Outcomes Can Be Achieved After Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion for Clinical and Radiographic Degenerative Spondylolisthesis Classification Type D Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis.
Authors:Chen X, Xu L, Qiu Y, Chen ZH, Zhou QS, Li S, Sun X
Institution:Department of Spine Surgery, Drum Tower Hospital Clinical College of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China. Electronic address: drsunxu@163.com.; Department of Spine Surgery, Drum Tower Hospital, Medical School of Nanjing University, Nanjing, China.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2018 Jun;114:e293-e300. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.02.175. Epub 2018 Mar 7.

5:Variability in Surgical Treatment of Spondylolisthesis Among Spine Surgeons.
Authors:Lubelski D, Alentado VJ, Williams SK, O'Rourke C, Obuchowski NA, Wang JC, Steinmetz MP, Melillo AJ, Benzel EC, Modic MT, Quencer R, Mroz TE
Institution:Center for Spine Health and the Department of Neurosurgery Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Electronic address: dlubelski@jhmi.edu. Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Department of Neurosurgery, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Wisconsin, USA. Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Cleveland, Ohio, USA. California, USA. Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Florida, USA. Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2018 Mar;111:e564-e572. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.12.108. Epub 2017 Dec 27.

6:Decompression Alone Versus Decompression and Fusion for Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: A Meta-Analysis.
Authors:Chen Z, Xie P, Feng F, Chhantyal K, Yang Y, Rong L
Institution:Department of Spine Surgery, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. Electronic address: drronglimin@21cn.com.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2018 Mar;111:e165-e177. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.12.009. Epub 2017 Dec 14.

7:Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion with 3D-Navigation Guided Cortical Bone Trajectory Screws for L4/5 Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: 1-Year Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes.
Authors:Hussain I, Virk MS, Link TW, Tsiouris AJ, Elowitz E
Institution:Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York, USA. Electronic address: ere2006@med.cornell.edu.; Department of Neuroradiology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York, USA.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2018 Feb;110:e504-e513. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.11.034. Epub 2017 Nov 16.

8:Cortical bone trajectory screw fixation versus traditional pedicle screw fixation for 2-level posterior lumbar interbody fusion: comparison of surgical outcomes for 2-level degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis.
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. 2018 Jan;28(1):57-62. doi: 10.3171/2017.5.SPINE161154. Epub 2017 Nov 10.

9:Effectiveness of postoperative home-exercise compared with usual care on kinesiophobia and physical activity in spondylolisthesis: A randomized controlled trial.
Authors:Ilves O, Hakkinen A, Dekker J, Wahlman M, Tarnanen S, Pekkanen L, Ylinen J, Kautiainen H, Neva M
Institution:Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, 40014 Jyvaskyla, Finland. outi.e.ilves@jyu.fi.
Journal:J Rehabil Med. 2017 Nov 21;49(9):751-757. doi: 10.2340/16501977-2268.

10:Double-level isthmic spondylolisthesis treated with posterior lumbar interbody fusion: A review of 32 cases.
Authors:Song D
Institution:Department of Spine Surgery, Foshan Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Foshan City, Guangdong Province, China. City, Shandong Province, China. Foshan City, Guangdong Province, China. Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China. Electronic address: chenzhong@smu.edu.cn. Guangdong Province, China. Foshan City, Guangdong Province, China.
Journal:Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2017 Oct;161:35-40. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2017.08.007. Epub 2017 Aug 19.

11:A new classification system for degenerative spondylolisthesis of the lumbar spine.
Authors:Gille O, Bouloussa H, Mazas S, Vergari C, Challier V, Vital JM, Coudert P, Ghailane S
Institution:Department of Spinal Surgery Unit 1, C.H.U Tripode Pellegrin, Bordeaux University Hospital, Universite de Bordeaux, Place Amelie Raba Leon, 33076, Bordeaux, France. soufiane.ghailane@gmail.com.; School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK.
Journal:Eur Spine J. 2017 Dec;26(12):3096-3105. doi: 10.1007/s00586-017-5275-4. Epub 2017 Aug 23.

12:Does restoration of focal lumbar lordosis for single level degenerative spondylolisthesis result in better patient-reported clinical outcomes? A systematic literature review.
Authors:Rhee C, Visintini S, Dunning CE, Oxner WM, Glennie RA
Institution:Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University, 6299 South Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Electronic address: ch282173@dal.ca. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Scotia, Canada. Scotia, Canada. Scotia, Canada.
Journal:J Clin Neurosci. 2017 Oct;44:95-100. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2017.06.039. Epub 2017 Jul 31.

13:Indirect decompression and reduction of lumbar spondylolisthesis does not result in higher rates of immediate and long term complications.
Authors:Januszewski J, Beckman JM, Bach K, Vivas AC, Uribe JS
Institution:University of South Florida, 2 Tampa General Circle, 7th Floor, Tampa, FL 33606, United States. Electronic address: drjanuszewski@gmail.com. United States. Electronic address: jbeckma1@health.usf.edu. United States. Electronic address: konrad.bach@gmail.com. United States. Electronic address: avivas1@health.usf.edu. United States. Electronic address: juansuribe@gmail.com.
Journal:J Clin Neurosci. 2017 Nov;45:218-222. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2017.07.007. Epub 2017 Jul 29.

14:Minimally invasive versus open fusion for Grade I degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis: analysis of the Quality Outcomes Database.
Authors:Mummaneni PV, Bisson EF, Kerezoudis P, Glassman S, Foley K, Slotkin JR, Potts E, Shaffrey M, Shaffrey CI, Coric D, Knightly J, Park P, Fu KM, Devin CJ, Chotai S, Chan AK, Virk M, Asher AL, Bydon M
Institution:Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California. and Spine, Indianapolis, Indiana. Virginia. Virginia. Spine Associates, Charlotte, North Carolina. York; and. California. California. Spine Associates, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Journal:Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Aug;43(2):E11. doi: 10.3171/2017.5.FOCUS17188.

15:Comparison of Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Versus Posterolateral Fusion for the Treatment of Isthmic Spondylolisthesis.
Authors:Luo J, Cao K, Yu T, Li L, Huang S, Gong M, Cao C, Zou X
Institution:*Department of Spine Surgery/Orthopaedic Research Institute, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou daggerDepartment of Orthopaedics, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang, P.R. China.
Journal:Clin Spine Surg. 2017 Aug;30(7):E915-E922. doi: 10.1097/BSD.0000000000000297.

16:Decompression plus fusion versus decompression alone for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Authors:Liang HF, Liu SH, Chen ZX, Fei QM
Institution:Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, 200032, China. 200032, China. 200032, China. 200032, China. fei.qinming@zs-hospital.sh.cn.
Journal:Eur Spine J. 2017 Dec;26(12):3084-3095. doi: 10.1007/s00586-017-5200-x. Epub 2017 Jun 24.

17:Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) versus posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) in lumbar spondylolisthesis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Authors:de Kunder SL, van Kuijk SMJ, Rijkers K, Caelers IJMH, van Hemert WLW, de Bie RA, van Santbrink H
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, Maastricht University Medical Center, PO box 5800, 6202 AZ, Maastricht, The Netherlands; CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University, PO box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Electronic address: suzannedekunder@gmail.com. Maastricht University Medical Center, PO box 5800, 6202 AZ, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Heerlen, The Netherlands. 6202 AZ, Maastricht, The Netherlands. CX, Heerlen, The Netherlands. 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands; Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, PO box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands. 6202 AZ, Maastricht, The Netherlands; CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University, PO box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands; Department of Neurosurgery, Zuyderland Medical Center, PO box 4446, 6401 CX, Heerlen, The Netherlands.
Journal:Spine J. 2017 Nov;17(11):1712-1721. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2017.06.018. Epub 2017 Jun 21.

18:Comparison of minimally invasive spine surgery using intraoperative computed tomography integrated navigation, fluoroscopy, and conventional open surgery for lumbar spondylolisthesis: a prospective registry-based cohort study.
Authors:Wu MH, Dubey NK, Li YY, Lee CY, Cheng CC, Shi CS, Huang TJ
Institution:Department of Orthopedics, Taipei Medical University Hospital, No. 252, Wu-Hsing St, Taipei 11031, Taiwan; Department of Orthopaedics, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, No. 250, Wu-Hsing St., Taipei 11031, Taiwan; Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, No. 259, Wen-Hua 1st Rd., Guishan Dist., Taoyuan City 33302, Taiwan.; Graduate Institute of Biomedical Materials and Tissue Engineering, College of Biomedical Engineering, Taipei Medical University, No. 250, Wu-Hsing St., Taipei 11031, Taiwan.; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, No. 6, Sec. West, Jia-Pu Rd., Puzi City, Chiayi County 63163, Taiwan; School of Medicine, Chang Gung University, No. 259, Wen-Hua 1st Rd., Guishan Dist., Taoyuan City 33302, Taiwan.; Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, No. 259, Wen-Hua 1st Rd., Guishan Dist., Taoyuan City 33302, Taiwan.; Department of Orthopedics, Taipei Medical University Hospital, No. 252, Wu-Hsing St, Taipei 11031, Taiwan; Department of Orthopaedics, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, No. 250, Wu-Hsing St., Taipei 11031, Taiwan. Electronic address: tjdhuang@tmu.edu.tw.
Journal:Spine J. 2017 Aug;17(8):1082-1090. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2017.04.002. Epub 2017 Apr 12.

19:Correlation between correction of pelvic balance and clinical outcomes in mid- and low-grade adult isthmic spondylolisthesis.
Authors:Maciejczak A, Jablonska-Sudol K
Institution:Faculty of Medicine, University of Rzeszow, Rzeszow, Poland. amac@mp.pl. Tarnow, Poland. amac@mp.pl.
Journal:Eur Spine J. 2017 Dec;26(12):3112-3121. doi: 10.1007/s00586-016-4808-6. Epub 2016 Oct 11.

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