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PURPOSE We aimed to analyze the clinical efficacy of the zero-profile anchored spacers in the treatment of one-level or two-level cervical degenerative disc disease. METHODS From April 2011 to April 2013, a total of 63 consecutive patients with cervical degenerative disc disease who underwent one- or two-level ACDF using either the zero-profile anchored(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study was conducted to review the complication of cage migration in posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) with the Bagby and Kuslich method. OBJECTIVE To review and analyze cage migration in spondylolytic spondylolisthesis treated with PLIF using paired BAK cages. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA PLIF with cages has been(More)
STUDY DESIGN Large scale, cross-sectional imaging study of a general population. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the prevalence, morphology, and distribution of ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF) in a population, and synthesize the scientific literature on the prevalence of OLF and some factors associated with its occurrence. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA(More)
OBJECTIVE To perform a meta-analysis to compare (18)FDG PET, CT, MRI and bone scintigraphy (BS) for the diagnosis of bone metastases. METHODS Databases including MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched for relevant original articles published from January 1995 to January 2010. Software was used to obtain pooled estimates of sensitivity, specificity and summary(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Disc degeneration is a major reason for low back pain and can be caused by apoptosis. The prevention of apoptosis using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) may lead to new treatments for low back pain. Previous studies have reported that transplanted MSCs can proliferate and differentiate into cells expressing some of the major phenotypic(More)
Osteolysis and subsequent aseptic loosening are the most common causes of failure of total joint arthroplasty. Osteolysis is initiated by inflammatory response to wear debris, resulting in localized, osteoclastic peri-implant bone loss. However, there were no effective measures for prevention and treatment of periprosthetic osteolysis. The aim of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To perform a meta-analysis comparing the diagnostic value of (18)FDG-PET, MRI, and bone scintigraphy (BS) in detecting bone metastases in patients with breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS MEDLINE, EMBASE, Scopus, ScienceDirect, SpringerLink, Web of Knowledge, EBSCO, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Review databases were searched for(More)
We analyzed the clinical efficacy of the Zero-P implant (Synthes GmbH Switzerland, Oberdorf, Switzerland) in the treatment of single level cervical spondylotic myelopathy. The clinical data of 47 patients with single level cervical spondylotic myelopathy were retrospectively analyzed. Twenty-two patients were treated with a Zero-P implant (Group A) and 25(More)
STUDY DESIGN A nonrandomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVE To compare the clinical outcomes, radiographic changes, and complications of patients with multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy who underwent ACDF with the plate cage benezech (PCB) implant system and laminoplasty. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Using anterior or posterior surgery for multilevel(More)
BACKGROUND Tendon adhesion is one of the most common causes of disability following tendon surgery. Therefore, prevention of peritendinous adhesion after surgical repair of tendon is a major challenge. The aim of this study was to explore the possible application of a collagen membrane for the prevention or attenuation of peritendinous adhesions. METHODS(More)