Jens Seifert

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BACKGROUND CONTEXT Lumbar segments below fused scoliotic spines are thought to be exposed to extraordinary stress. Although positive sagittal imbalance has come into focus, reports about factors influencing the outcome of these segments remain inconclusive. PURPOSE Our study aimed at identifying spinal risk factors for the development of lumbar(More)
INTRODUCTION In contrast to spondylolisthesis of the lumbar spine, non-traumatic cervico-thoracic spondylolisthesis is a very rare lesion. Even minor changes in the displacement of the vertebrae or the cord can lead to cervical myelopathy and paralysis. Since only a few cases have been well-documented, there is currently no clear preference between(More)
Material and methods Out of 671 AIS brace-patients we selected the ENTBpatients. Out of them we excluded patients with further diseases, patients who moved, patients with very high reaching thorathic curves and patients with follow-up’s of less than 3 years. That left us with a small group of 20 patients with initial COBB angles 16-25° , all treated in one(More)
Early spinal rigidity is a nonspecific feature reported in diseases such as neuromuscular and central movement disorders. We present a male patient with rigid spine muscular dystrophy caused by newly identified compound heterozygote mutations of the selenoprotein N gene and discuss this disease as a possible differential diagnosis for early-onset reduced(More)
OBJECTIVES This paper aims to investigate adherence to, and outcome of, radiographic screening of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) for cervical involvement, given the availability of state of the art disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) and biological therapies. METHODS Cervical screening results and clinical information were obtained from(More)
The sagittal profile of conventionally and surgically treated scoliotic spines is usually analyzed via lateral views of whole-spine X-rays in an upright position. Due to a more hypokyphotic configuration of scoliotic spines, the view onto the upper thoracic vertebrae is often difficult. We investigated whether additional supine MRI measurement supports(More)
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