Zhilong Bai

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Interleukin‑1β (IL‑1β) is a pleiotropic cytokine that mediates inflammatory and cell death activities. IL‑1β has been previously reported to induce apoptosis of intervertebral disc (IVD) cells in IVD degeneration. Accumulating data have suggested that post‑menopausal women have a high incidence of IVD degeneration. It has therefore been proposed that(More)
BACKGROUND It has been reported that C5 palsy is a potential complication of both anterior and posterior cervical spine surgery, although several mechanisms of C5 palsy following posterior cervical surgery have been proposed, few reports about correlative risk factors have been elaborated on C5 palsy after anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF).(More)
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