Porous titanium cervical interbody fusion device in the treatment of degenerative cervical radiculopathy; 1-year results of a prospective controlled trial

Anterior cervical discectomy with an interbody cage (ACDF) to obtain fusion is a common procedure in cervical spine surgery. Presently, PEEK with (auto)graft is frequently used for interbody fusion although alternative implant technology like 3-D printing titanium has been introduced recently.
Source: The Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

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Allografts and polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cages are the two most commonly used materials in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). However, their effectiveness in two-level ACDF remains controversial...
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate the improvement and maintenance of cervical lordosis and sagittal alignment after VBSO. METHODS: A total of 65 patients were included; 34 patients had undergone VBSO, and 31 had undergone anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF). Preoperative, postoperative, and final follow-up radiographs were used to evaluate the improvements in cervical lordosis and sagittal alignment after VBSO. C0-2 lordosis, C2-7 lordosis, segmental lordosis, C2-7 sagittal vertical axis (SVA), T1 slope, thoracic kyphosis, lumbar lordosis, sacral slope, pelvic tilt, and Japanese Orthopaedic Association scores we...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery.Spine - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: J Neurosurg Spine Source Type: research
This study investigated a rare ultrasonographically detected thyroid petal-like calcification and its relationship with thyroid carcinoma and biological behavior. We described the clinical and ultrasonographical features of thyroid nodules with petal-like calcifications in 18 patients undergoing thyroid surgery and cervical lymph node dissection. All of the thyroid nodules with petal-like calcifications were papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTCs). Of the 18 patients, 13 (72.2%) had cervical central lymph node metastasis, and five (27.8%) had cervical lateral lymph node metastasis. Petal-like calcifications occurred in maligna...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Conclusion. Symptomatic adjacent segment disease can be managed surgically with either revision anterior plating or a stand-alone cage constructs, although our results raise questions regarding a difference in fusion rates that requires further investigation. Level of Evidence: 3
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CERVICAL SPINE Source Type: research
Study Design. Retrospective, observational study of clinical outcomes at a single institution. Objective. To compare postoperative complication and readmission rates of payer groups in a cohort of patients undergoing anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). Summary of Background Data. Studies examining associations between primary payer and outcomes in spine surgery have been equivocal. Methods. Patients at Mount Sinai having undergone ACDF from 2008 to 2016 were queried and assigned to one of five insurance categories: uninsured, managed care, commercial indemnity insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid, with ...
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH Source Type: research
The objective of this article is to review published data on positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography as a tool for evaluating external radiotherapy for cancers. Data on positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography scans acquired at different times (during, after initial and after definitive [chemo-]radiotherapy, during post-treatment follow-up) in solid tumours (lung, head and neck, cervix, oesophagus, prostate and rectum) were collected and analysed. Recent recommendations of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network are also reported. Positron emission tomography combined with com...
Source: Cancer Radiotherapie - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Cancer Radiother Source Type: research
In conclusion, proteomic analysis reveals that early perturbation of immunoregulation and lipid metabolism may be involved in the pathophysiology of CAD. Specifically, the panel of six proteins identified is promising as serum-based biomarkers for the detection of increased CAD risk in stroke subjects.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Free-floating thrombus (FFT) of the cervical carotid artery is a rare but critical condition leading to stroke. The most common underlying pathology is atherosclerotic plaque; non-atherosclerotic pathologies are much rarer. Here we report a case of FFT associated with cervical carotid artery dissection that was successfully treated by surgical thromboendarterectomy.
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Breast Cancer Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeEnhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS), still emerging for the spine, proposes a multimodal approach of perioperative care involving the optimization of every procedural step, with the patient in a proactive position regarding his/her management. We aimed to demonstrate a reduction in the length of hospital stay for ACDF without increasing the risk for patients by comparing 2 groups before and after ERAS implementation using propensity score (PS)-matched analysis.MethodsWe selected 2 periods of 1  year, before (n = 268 patients) and after ERAS implementation (n = 271 patients...
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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