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STUDY DESIGN A prospective controlled study. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the safety and efficacy of the zero-profile device with that of an anterior cervical plate and cage in patients undergoing anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA A series of studies have indicated that anterior instruments(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective self-controlled study. OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to compare the application and clinical outcomes of transposterior arch lateral mass screw and lateral mass screw fixation of the atlas in the treatment of atlantoaxial instability. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Atlas posterior screw fixation techniques comprise(More)
The aim of this study was to examine brain dynamics during video game play by means of electrophysiological brain mapping. We have conducted a pilot experimental study on healthy young human subjects during video game play. High resolution EEG (64-ch or 128-ch) was obtained to detect and monitor electroencephalograms (EEG) on the scalp of the subjects.(More)
We retrospectively studied the clinical results of posterior C1-C2 pedicle screw fixation and fusion for 86 patients diagnosed with atlantoaxial instability from January 2002 to January 2013. The study population included 48 men and 38 women, with an average age of 42.6 (range, 16-69years old). The causes of atlantoaxial instability could be divided into(More)
Cellular reprogramming is a promising strategy to generate neural stem cells (NSCs) or desired subtype-specific neurons for cell-based therapeutic intervention. By far, the intricate cell event like reprogramming of non-neural cells to desired cell types can be achieved by forced expression of lineage-related transcription factors (TFs), nuclear transfer, a(More)
STUDY DESIGN A randomized, controlled clinical trial. OBJECTIVE This randomized controlled clinical trial was aimed at comparing the clinical outcomes of combined posteroanterior (P-A) fusion and transforaminal thoracic interbody fusion (TTIF) in cases of thoracolumbar fracture-dislocation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The optimal treatment strategy for(More)
Our aim was to investigate the causes of and treatment strategies for surgical complications of thoracic spinal stenosis. Between May 1990 and May 2010, 283 patients with thoracic spinal stenosis were treated in our department. Three physicians were assigned to patient follow-up. Patient medical records and radiographs were reviewed. Complications were(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective study was performed. OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that different pedicle screw insertion positions would increase the likelihood of superior adjacent segment degeneration (ASD). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Lumbar fusion surgery is a widely accepted treatment of lumbar diseases, such as lumbar stenosis, trauma, tumor, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the clinical outcomes of posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) using simple cage alone fusion with pedicle screw fixation and autogenous bone grafting and cage fusion with pedicle screw fixation in adult spondylolisthesis. METHODS From March 2003 to March 2004, twenty-seven patients with lumbar spondylolisthesis were divided in two(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective comparative study. OBJECTIVE To assess the clinical and radiological outcomes for the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures using unilateral transverse process-pedicle and bilateral percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA PKP is a widely used vertebral augmentation procedure for treating(More)