Study of former NFL players links concussive brain damage to memory deficits

February 25, 2015
Using a battery of imaging and cognitive tests, Johns Hopkins specialists have gathered evidence of accumulated brain damage that may be linked to…

DePuy Synthes acquires Olive Medical

February 14, 2015
DePuy Synthes recently announced it has acquired Olive Medical Corporation. Through the acquisition of Olive, which specializes in high-definition…

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Open lumbar discectomy outcomes worsen over time, correlate with radiological degeneration

February 13, 2015
Outcomes after open lumbar discectomy deteriorate over time, and the worsening appeared to be correlated with radiological findings of degeneration…

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A discussion on the systemic approach to spine imaging studies

February 12, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — A. Jay Khanna, MD, discusses what spine surgeons need to know regarding the systemic approach to spine imaging studies at the…

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Color Doppler ultrasound useful in diagnosing sacroiliitis

February 11, 2015
Color Doppler ultrasound was successfully used to diagnose active sacroiliitis in patients with low back pain, with a positive predictive value of…

EOS Imaging receives FDA clearance for Micro Dose

February 9, 2015
EOS Imaging recently announced that the FDA has cleared the Micro Dose feature for pediatric imaging. According to initial study results presented…

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Navigated, non-navigated kyphoplasty appears to produce similar outcomes

Spine Surgery Today, March/April 2015
Compared with non-navigational kyphoplasty procedures, intraoperative 3-D image-based navigation kyphoplasty outcomes were not significantly…

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Navigated, non-navigated kyphoplasty appears to produce similar outcomes

January 30, 2015
Compared with non-navigational kyphoplasty procedures, intraoperative 3-D image-based navigation kyphoplasty outcomes were not significantly…

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Significant association likely between heavy physical activity and ZJO

January 26, 2015
Findings from a recently published study showed a statistically significant cross-section association between heavy physical activity and severe…

TBI characterization and classification need change for improved treatment

January 23, 2015
Researchers have announced a study to analyze 5,400 patients presenting within 24 hours of a clinical traumatic brain injury diagnosis in an attempt…

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Preoperative MRI may not predict outcomes in patients with MS, CS

January 22, 2015
According to the results of a recently published study, preoperative MRI findings were not associated with postoperative outcomes in patients with…

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Age, diabetes can adversely affect cervical laminoplasty outcomes

January 16, 2015
Several risk factors, including age, diabetes and long-term cervical spondylotic myelopathy symptoms, were found to increase the odds of a patient…

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Cod liver oil capsules aided MRI localization for excision of spinal cord tumors

January 2, 2015
Intraoperative placement of cod liver oil capsules over patients’ spinal cord tumors may aid in MRI localization, providing a safe, noninvasive…

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Diffusion tensor imaging may help predict impairment in CSM patients

December 3, 2014
Study findings supported the use of diffusion tensor imaging as an imaging biomarker for the prediction of neurologic impairment in patients with…

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Patients with type 1 Modic changes can be at risk for no improvement

December 1, 2014
Researchers found sick-listed low back pain patients with type 1 Modic changes at 1-year follow-up were at an increased risk for no improvement in…

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Use of abnormal lumbar disc herniation definitions had high level of validation evidence

November 13, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — Use of a multi-society task force’s descriptive definitions of abnormal lumbar disc morphology demonstrated a high level…

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Oblique fast spin-echo T1 MRI improved diagnostic accuracy of lumbar foraminal stenosis

November 13, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — Use of oblique fast spin-echo T1 MRI sequencing improves consistency in the diagnosis of lumbar foraminal stenosis in patients…

Prentice appointed CEO of Mazor Robotics US subsidiary

November 11, 2014
Mazor Robotics Ltd. has announced the promotion of Christopher Prentice to CEO of Mazor Robotics Inc., the firm’s U.S. subsidiary.

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Fluoroscopy navigation method improved control of lumbar pedicle screw placement

October 21, 2014
BOSTON — An easy-to-teach spine navigation method involving regular fluoroscopy only was safe and accurate when used to place lumbar pedicle…

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Cedars-Sinai team to develop non-invasive method for diagnosis of painful back condition

September 16, 2014
An interdisciplinary research team from Cedars-Sinai announced it has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop the first…