Spondylolisthesis
June 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:Outcomes of autograft alone versus PEEK+ autograft interbody fusion in the treatment of adult lumbar isthmic spondylolisthesis.
Authors:Wang G, Han D, Cao Z, Guan H, Xuan T
Institution:Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Foshan Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Foshan 528000, China. Electronic address: gangwang2003@yeah.net. China. Medicine, Foshan 528000, China. Medicine, Foshan 528000, China. Medicine, Foshan 528000, China.
Journal:Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2017 Apr;155:1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2017.01.020. Epub 2017 Jan 31.

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:Influence of postoperative sagittal balance and spinopelvic parameters on the outcome of patients surgically treated for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis.
Authors:Radovanovic I, Urquhart JC, Ganapathy V, Siddiqi F, Gurr KR, Bailey SI, Bailey CS
Institution:Division of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University. Dentistry, Western University. Dentistry, Western University. Dentistry, Western University. Dentistry, Western University. Dentistry, Western University.
Journal:J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Apr;26(4):448-453. doi: 10.3171/2016.9.SPINE1680. Epub 2017 Jan 20.

4:Degenerative spondylolisthesis: contemporary review of the role of interbody fusion.
Authors:Baker JF, Errico TJ, Kim Y, Razi A
Institution:Department of Spine and Spinal Deformity Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center Hospital for Joint Diseases, 301 East 17th Street, New York, NY, 10002, USA. joseph.f.baker@gmail.com. Hospital for Joint Diseases, 301 East 17th Street, New York, NY, 10002, USA. Hospital for Joint Diseases, 301 East 17th Street, New York, NY, 10002, USA. Hospital for Joint Diseases, 301 East 17th Street, New York, NY, 10002, USA.
Journal:Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2017 Feb;27(2):169-180. doi: 10.1007/s00590-016-1885-5. Epub 2016 Nov 25.

5:Laminectomy plus Fusion versus Laminectomy Alone for Lumbar Spondylolisthesis.
Authors:Ghogawala Z, Dziura J, Butler WE, Dai F, Terrin N, Magge SN, Coumans JV, Harrington JF, Amin-Hanjani S, Schwartz JS, Sonntag VK, Barker FG 2nd, Benzel EC
Institution:From the Alan L. and Jacqueline B. Stuart Spine Research Center, the Department of Neurosurgery, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington (Z.G., S.N.M.), and the Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital (W.E.B., J.-V.C.E.C., F.G.B.), and Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Tufts University School of Medicine (N.T.), Boston - all in Massachusetts; Wallace Trials Center, Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich (Z.G.), and Yale Center for Analytical Sciences, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven (J.D., F.D.) - both in Connecticut; the Department of Neurosurgery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (J.F.H.); the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago (S.A.-H.); Perelman School of Medicine (J.S.S.), Wharton School of Business (J.S.S), and the Leonard Davis Institute (J.S.S.), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Barrow Neurosurgical Associates, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ (V.K.H.S.); and the Center for Spine Health and the Department of Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland (E.C.B.).
Journal:N Engl J Med. 2016 Apr 14;374(15):1424-34. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1508788.

6:Anterior lumbar inter-body fusion with instrumentation compared with posterolateral fusion for low grade isthmic-spondylolisthesis.
Authors:Chandra V, Singh RK
Journal:Acta Orthop Belg. 2016 Mar;82(1):23-30.

7:National Trends in the Surgical Management of Adult Lumbar Isthmic Spondylolisthesis: 1998 to 2011.
Authors:Thirukumaran CP, Raudenbush B, Li Y, Molinari R, Rubery P, Mesfin A
Institution:*Department of Public Health Science, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York daggerDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York.
Journal:Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Mar;41(6):490-501. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001238.

8:Effects of the Pilates method on variables related to functionality of a patient with traumatic spondylolisthesis at L4-L5: A case study.
Authors:Oliveira LC, Guedes CA, Jassi FJ, Martini FA, Oliveira RG
Institution:Health Sciences Center, State University of North Parana, Jacarezinho, Parana, Brazil. Electronic address: oliveiralc@uenp.edu.br. Brazil. Brazil. Brazil. Brazil.
Journal:J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2016 Jan;20(1):123-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2015.07.038. Epub 2015 Jul 26.

9:Risk factors of radiological adjacent disc degeneration with lumbar interbody fusion for degenerative spondylolisthesis.
Authors:Tsuji T, Watanabe K, Hosogane N, Fujita N, Ishii K, Chiba K, Toyama Y, Nakamura M, Matsumoto M
Institution:Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Keio University, 35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku, Tokyo, 160-8582, Japan. Electronic address: morio@a5.keio.jp.; Department of Advanced Treatment for Spine and Spinal Cord Disorders, School of Medicine, Keio University, 35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku, Tokyo, 160-8582, Japan.; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National Defense Medical College, 3-2 Namiki, Tokorozawa, Saitame, 359-8513, Japan.
Journal:J Orthop Sci. 2016 Mar;21(2):133-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jos.2015.12.007. Epub 2015 Dec 22.

10:Workers' Compensation, Return to Work, and Lumbar Fusion for Spondylolisthesis.
Authors:Anderson JT, Haas AR, Percy R, Woods ST, Ahn UM, Ahn NU
Journal:Orthopedics. 2016 Jan-Feb;39(1):e1-8. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20151218-01. Epub 2015 Dec 23.

11:Guideline summary review: An evidence-based clinical guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis.
Authors:Matz PG, Meagher RJ, Lamer T, Tontz WL Jr, Annaswamy TM, Cassidy RC, Cho CH, Dougherty P, Easa JE, Enix DE, Gunnoe BA, Jallo J, Julien TD, Maserati MB, Nucci RC, O'Toole JE, Rosolowski K, Sembrano JN, Villavicencio AT, Witt JP
Institution:Brain and Spine Center, 232 S. Woods Mill Rd., Ste. 400E, Chesterfield, MO 63017-3417, USA. Electronic address: matzpg@yahoo.com. 75418, USA. USA. USA. 55455, USA.
Journal:Spine J. 2016 Mar;16(3):439-48. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2015.11.055. Epub 2015 Dec 8.

12:Outcomes in cases of lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis more than 5 years after treatment with minimally invasive decompression: examination of pre- and postoperative slippage, intervertebral disc changes, and clinical results.
Authors:Mori G, Mikami Y, Arai Y, Ikeda T, Nagae M, Tonomura H, Takatori R, Sawada K, Fujiwara H, Kubo T
Institution:Department of Orthopaedics, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.
Journal:J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Mar;24(3):367-74. doi: 10.3171/2015.6.SPINE141298. Epub 2015 Nov 27.

13:The Correlation Between Restoration of Lumbar Lordosis and Surgical Outcome in the Treatment of Low-grade Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis With Spinal Fusion.
Authors:Hsu HT, Yang SS, Chen TY
Institution:*Division of NeurosurgerydaggerDepartment of Surgery, Taipei Tzuchi Hospital, The Buddhist Tzuchi Medical Foundation, Taipeidouble daggerSchool of Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan.
Journal:Clin Spine Surg. 2016 Feb;29(1):E16-20. doi: 10.1097/BSD.0000000000000061.

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