Minky Kim

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We prospectively studied the use of intercostal EMG monitoring as an indicator of the accuracy of the placement of pedicle screws in the thoracic spine. We investigated 95 thoracic pedicles in 17 patients. Before insertion of the screw, the surgeon recorded his assessment of the integrity of the pedicle track. We then stimulated the track using a K-wire(More)
OBJECT The 11th rib extrapleural-retroperitoneal approach offers an alternative means for access to the thoracolumbar junction. It provides excellent operative exposure without the need to transgress the diaphragm, resulting in less morbidity and reduced risk of pulmonary complications. This approach, however, has been dismissed by many surgeons offering(More)
Motor conduction slowing in diabetic distal symmetrical polyneuropathy (DSP) generally exceeds that in distal axonal polyneuropathy. Additional mechanisms secondary to axonal injury may contribute to motor conduction slowing; however, its clinical and pathophysiological significance has rarely been discussed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the(More)
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