What's New in Spine Surgery
- SRS database finds 8.5% complication rate following pediatric spine surgery. Rapp, Susan M. // Orthopedics Today;Nov2010, Vol. 30 Issue 11, p22
The article reports on the 8.5% complication rate after the pediatric spine surgery in the U.S.
- Delayed-iatrogenic injury of the thoracic aorta by an anterior spinal instrumentation. Lavigne, François; Mascard, E.; Laurian, C.; Dubousset, J.; Wicart, P. // European Spine Journal;Jul2009 Supplement 2, Vol. 18, pS265
We present a case of a 15-year-old girl who presented to us with an unusual low back pain. About 7 years ago, this patient had corrective surgery for her idiopathic left thoracolumbar scoliosis. Recent surgery revealed a laceration of the posterior wall of the thoracic aorta by an impending...
- WHAT'S NEW IN SPINE SURGERY. Bridwell, Keith H.; Anderson, Paul A.; Boden, Scott D.; Vaccaro, Alexander R.; Wang, Jeffrey C. // Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Aug2006, Vol. 88-A Issue 8, p1897
The article presents new developments in spine surgery. Among the new developments are advances in the treatment of the cervical spine, such as disc arthroplasty. Some of the benefits of arthroplasty can include diminished surgical morbidity and an earlier return to function. Other topics...
- Neuronal proteins focus on research for regeneration. Guttman, Cheryl // Ophthalmology Times;08/01/98, Vol. 23 Issue 15, p17
Focuses on the possibility that the failure of the optic nerve to regenerate after injury is due to the deficiency of the neurons in the central nervous system in the intrinsic capacity to support regeneration. Possible strategies to trigger the increased production of cytoskeletal and motor...
- A question of making it work. Bjorklund, Anders // Nature;1/13/1994, Vol. 367 Issue 6459, p112
Discusses the results of laboratory experiments regarding the regeneration of the damaged spinal cord. Stimulation of axonal regrowth; Establishment of functional supraspinal connections with the isolated spinal cord segments; Search for a neurotrophic factor by physiologists L. Schnell and...
- Novel synthetic grafts promote axonal regeneration and functional recovery after spinal cord transection. // Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences;May2003 Supplement 2, Vol. 30, pS20
Reports on the award received by the study 'Novel Synthetic Grafts Promote Axonal Regeneration and Functional Recovery After Spinal Cord Transection' submitted to the 38th meeting of the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences.
- A FOUNDATION for Education. Popovich, Phillip // PN;Sep2015, Vol. 69 Issue 9, p37
The article presents a summary of education grants provided by the nonprofit organization Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Education Foundation for its members as of September 2015. These include the International Symposium on Neural Regeneration at Ohio State University, the 10th Annual...
- Reconnecting injured nerves. Min Cho // Nature Neuroscience;Sep2009, Vol. 12 Issue 9, p1085
The article focuses on the regeneration of axonal connections in the brain. These connections do not spontaneously regenerate which may result into spinal cord injury (SCI). The Tuszynski laboratory had shown that a combination of local neurotrophin expression and cell grafts applied to and near...
- A few comments on a few articles. Ohry, A // Spinal Cord;Sep2013, Vol. 51 Issue 9, p724
A letter to the editor is presented in response to several articles in the January 2013 issue including "Thirty Years of Spinal Cord Research," by J. J. Wyndaele, "In Search of the Lost Cord," by L. Vikhanski, and "History of the Treatment of Spinal Injuries," by J. R. Silver.