Neurosurgical Focus June 2016

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Magnetic resonance imaging assessment of degenerative cervical myelopathy: a review of structural changes and measurement techniques

With the advent of MRI, the ability to inspect the cervical anatomy meticulously has enabled clinicians and researchers to better understand the importance of imaging findings in patients with myelopathy.

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Introduction: Degenerative cervical myelopathy: diagnostic, assessment, and management strategies, surgical complications, and outcome prediction

Michael G. Fehlings, MD, PhD, Lindsay Tetreault, PhD, Patrick C. Hsieh, MD, Vincent Traynelis, MD, andMichael Y. Wang, MD

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Functional cortical reorganization in cases of cervical spondylotic myelopathy and changes associated with surgery

Indira Devi Bhagavatula, MCh, Dhaval Shukla, MCh, Nishanth Sadashiva, MCh, Praveen Saligoudar, MCh,Chandrajit Prasad, MD, DM, and Dhananjaya I. Bhat, MCh

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Subclinical respiratory dysfunction in chronic cervical cord compression: a pulmonary function test correlation

Indira Devi Bhagavatula, MCh, Dhananjaya I. Bhat, MCh, Gopalakrishnan M. Sasidharan, MCh, Rakesh Kumar Mishra, MBBS, Praful Suresh Maste, MCh, George C. Vilanilam, MCh, and Talakkad N. Sathyaprabha, MD

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Risk of spinal cord injury in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy and ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament: a national cohort study

Li-Fu Chen, MD, Tsung-Hsi Tu, MD, Yu-Chun Chen, MD, PhD, Jau-Ching Wu, MD, PhD, Peng-Yuan Chang, MD, Laura Liu, MD, PhD, Wen-Cheng Huang, MD, PhD, Su-Shun Lo, MD, and Henrich Cheng, MD, PhD

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Magnetic resonance imaging assessment of degenerative cervical myelopathy: a review of structural changes and measurement techniques

Aria Nouri, MD, MSc, Allan R. Martin, MD, David Mikulis, MD, and Michael G. Fehlings, MD, PhD, FRCSC

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Psychometric analysis and critical appraisal of the original, revised, and modified versions of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association score in the assessment of patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy

Julio C. Furlan, MD, LLB, MBA, MSc, PhD, FRCPC, and B. Catharine Craven, BA, MD, MSc, FRCPC

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A comparison of minimally invasive posterior cervical decompression and open anterior cervical decompression and instrumented fusion in the surgical management of degenerative cervical myelopathy CME

Syed F. Abbas, BA, Morgan P. Spurgas, BS, Benjamin S. Szewczyk, BS, Benjamin Yim, MD, Ashar Ata, MBBS, MPH, PhD, and John W. German, MD

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Comparison of anterior corpectomy and fusion versus laminoplasty for the treatment of cervical ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament: a meta-analysis CME

Zihao Chen, MD, Bin Liu, MD, Jianwen Dong, MD, Feng Feng, MD, Ruiqiang Chen, MD, Peigen Xie, MD,Liangming Zhang, MD, and Limin Rong, MD

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Comparison of clinical outcomes in decompression and fusion versus decompression only in patients with ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament: a meta-analysis CME

Syed K. Mehdi, BS, Vincent J. Alentado, BS, Bryan S. Lee, MD, Thomas E. Mroz, MD, Edward C. Benzel, MD, and Michael P. Steinmetz, MD

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Complications following central corpectomy in 468 consecutive patients with degenerative cervical spine disease

Sauradeep Sarkar, MBBS, Bijesh R. Nair, MCh, and Vedantam Rajshekhar, MCh

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Surgical outcomes of cervical spondylotic myelopathy: an analysis of a national, administrative, longitudinal database

Anand Veeravagu, MD, Ian D. Connolly, MS, Layton Lamsam, BS, Amy Li, BA, Christian Swinney, BA, Tej D. Azad, BA, Atman Desai, MD, and John K. Ratliff, MD

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Clinical adjacent-segment pathology after central corpectomy for cervical spondylotic myelopathy: incidence and risk factors

Aditya Vedantam, MD, and Vedantam Rajshekhar, MCh

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Surgical outcomes of elderly patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy: a meta-analysis of studies reporting on 2868 patients

Karthik Madhavan, MD, Lee Onn Chieng, BS, Hanyao Foong, BS, and Michael Y. Wang, MD

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Predicting the minimum clinically important difference in patients undergoing surgery for the treatment of degenerative cervical myelopathy

Lindsay Tetreault, PhD, Jefferson R. Wilson, MD, PhD, Mark R. N. Kotter, MD, PhD, Aria Nouri, MD, MSc,Pierre Côté, PhD, Branko Kopjar, MD, PhD, Paul M. Arnold, MD, and Michael G. Fehlings, MD, PhD

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