Zhicai Shi

Learn More
Between March 2003 and September 2007, 170 consecutive patients with lumbar degenerative disease were studied retrospectively. Eighty patients underwent posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF group) with pedicle screw (PS) fixation, and 82 patients underwent posterolateral fusion (PLF group) with PS fixation. Eight patients were lost to follow-up. The(More)
Location-based services (LBS) have long been recognized as a significant component of the emerging information services. However, the localization cost and the performance of algorithm still need to be optimized. In the study, an improved particle swarm optimization algorithm based on a feed-forward neural network (IMPSO-FNN) combined with RFID sensors is(More)
BACKGROUND Degeneration of intervertebral disks in the lower lumbar spine is associated with significant structural alterations. Finite element model has been widely used in the study of spinal mechanical behaviors. Our study used this technique to characterize the motional influence to the double-level (L4-5 and L5-S) degeneration. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
—RFID is a key technology that can be used to create the pervasive society. The tag is an important part of the RFID system and most popular tags are some low-cost passive tags. These tags have limited computing and storing resources, and no more attentions are paid to their security and privacy. So the application of these tags is not secure. Lightweight(More)
PURPOSE To assess and characterize the sacrum angular displacements in response to lumbar lordosis after lumbar/lumbosacral fusion. METHODS A finite element model of the lower lumbar spine-pelvis was established and used to simulate the posterior fusion at L3-L5 and L4-S1. The lordosis angle in the fusion segments was set to five different conditions with(More)