April 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.

Elliot Jacob, Ph.D.
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1:Direction-changeable lumbar cage versus traditional lumbar cage for treating lumbar spondylolisthesis: A retrospective study.
Authors:Zhang H, Jiang Y, Wang B, Zhao Q, He S, Hao D
Institution:Department of Spine Surgery. Science Center, Xi'an, Shanxi, China.
Journal:Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Feb;97(7):e9984. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000009984.

2:A Grade IV Isthmic Spondylolisthesis.
Authors:Kolber MJ, Hanney WJ
Journal:J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2017 Dec;47(12):971. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2017.7547.

3:Spondylolisthesis Identified Using Ultrasound Imaging.
Authors:Beneck GJ, Gard AN, Fodran KA
Journal:J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2017 Dec;47(12):970. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2017.7363.

4: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.

5: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.

6:Minimally Invasive Computer Navigation-Assisted Endoscopic Transforaminal Interbody Fusion with Bilateral Decompression via a Unilateral Approach: Initial Clinical Experience at One-Year Follow-Up.
Authors:Zhang Y, Xu C, Zhou Y, Huang B
Institution:Department of Orthopedics, Xinqiao Hospital, The Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, People's Republic of China. Electronic address: happyzhou@vip.163.com.; Department of Orthopedics, Xinqiao Hospital, The Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, People's Republic of China. Electronic address: bighuang2000@hotmail.com.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2017 Oct;106:291-299. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.06.174. Epub 2017 Jul 11.

7:Responsiveness of the bridge maneuvers in subjects with symptomatic lumbar spondylolisthesis: A prospective cohort study.
Authors:Vanti C, Ferrari S, Berjano P, Villafane JH, Monticone M
Institution:Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy. Lissone, Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, IRCCS, Milan, Italy.
Journal:Physiother Res Int. 2017 Oct;22(4). doi: 10.1002/pri.1682. Epub 2017 Jan 6.

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