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Lumbar curve response to selective thoracic fusion in adult idiopathic scoliosis.
Peelle MW, Boachie-Adjei O, Charles G, Kanazawa Y, Mesfin A. Peelle MW, et al. Spine J. 2008 Nov-Dec;8(6):897-903. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2007.11.010. Epub 2008 Feb 8. Spine J. 2008. PMID: 18261962
PATIENT SAMPLE: Thirty patients with idiopathic scoliosis surgically treated at a mean age of 40 years (range, 20-66) using a posterior translational technique. ...RESULTS: At a mean follow-up of 39 (range, 24-87) months, spontaneous lumbar curve Cobb improve …
PATIENT SAMPLE: Thirty patients with idiopathic scoliosis surgically treated at a mean age of 40 years (range, 20-66) using a
Can Osteoblastoma Evolve to Malignancy? A Challenge in the Decision-Making Process of a Benign Spine Tumor.
Mesfin A, Boriani S, Gambarotti M, Bandiera S, Gasbarrini A. Mesfin A, et al. World Neurosurg. 2020 Apr;136:150-156. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.11.148. Epub 2019 Dec 4. World Neurosurg. 2020. PMID: 31809897 Review.
BACKGROUND: Osteoblastoma is a rare benign aggressive tumor, with one third occurring in the spine. Conversion of osteoblastoma to osteosarcoma is uncommon, and histologically proven conversion has been rarely reported. ...A literature review of osteoblastoma conver …
BACKGROUND: Osteoblastoma is a rare benign aggressive tumor, with one third occurring in the spine. Conversion of osteoblastoma to os …
Do Surgical Site Infection Rates Differ Among Microscope-assisted Versus Loupe-assisted Lumbar Discectomies?
Omar A, Ecternacht S, Kurucan E, Jubril A, Mesfin A. Omar A, et al. Clin Spine Surg. 2020 May;33(4):E147-E150. doi: 10.1097/BSD.0000000000000937. Clin Spine Surg. 2020. PMID: 31917718
METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis was performed on patients undergoing lumbar spinal decompressions via microscopic assistance (MA) or loupe assistance (LA) by 2 orthopedic spine surgeons at a tertiary academic medical center. ...The MA was significantly olde …
METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis was performed on patients undergoing lumbar spinal decompressions via microscopic assistance …
Determining the Generalizability of the PROMIS Depression Domain's Floor Effect and Completion Time in Patients Undergoing Orthopaedic Surgery.
Bernstein DN, Atkinson J, Fear K, Baumhauer JF, Mesfin A, Rubery PT, Hammert WC. Bernstein DN, et al. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2019 Oct;477(10):2215-2225. doi: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000000782. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2019. PMID: 31369439
Research at a single institution using the Patient-reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) showed that the PROMIS Depression domain had a substantial floor effect (lowest depressive symptoms measurable) in patients with orthopaedic conditions, alth …
Research at a single institution using the Patient-reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) showed that the PROMIS D …
Cervical Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament: A Computed Tomography-Based Epidemiological Study of 2917 Patients.
Bakhsh W, Saleh A, Yokogawa N, Gruber J, Rubery PT, Mesfin A. Bakhsh W, et al. Global Spine J. 2019 Dec;9(8):820-825. doi: 10.1177/2192568219833658. Epub 2019 Mar 12. Global Spine J. 2019. PMID: 31819847 Free PMC article.
METHODS: Computed tomography (CT) scans of all patients receiving cervical spine CT imaging in a level-1 emergency department from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 were reviewed. ...OPLL is better characterized with a significant association with diabetes, segme …
METHODS: Computed tomography (CT) scans of all patients receiving cervical spine CT imaging in a level-1 emergency department from Ja …
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Online ratings of spinal deformity surgeons: analysis of 634 surgeons.
Melone G, Brodell J Jr, Hernandez C, Menga E, Balkissoon R, Liu X, Zhang J, Mesfin A. Melone G, et al. Spine Deform. 2020 Feb;8(1):17-24. doi: 10.1007/s43390-019-00012-4. Epub 2020 Jan 8. Spine Deform. 2020. PMID: 31925764
MATERIALS AND METHODS: A review of the 2017 Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Fellowship directory for active fellows and candidate members yielded 634 active members. ...A t test was used to compare differences between two groups. Significance was set at p < 0.05 …
MATERIALS AND METHODS: A review of the 2017 Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Fellowship directory for active fellows and candidate me …
Increased lumbar spinal column laxity due to low-angle, low-load cyclic flexion may predispose to acute injury.
Gale NC, Zeigler SL, Towler C, Mondal S, Issen KA, Mesfin A, Michalek AJ, Kuxhaus L. Gale NC, et al. JOR Spine. 2018 Nov 28;1(4):e1038. doi: 10.1002/jsp2.1038. eCollection 2018 Dec. JOR Spine. 2018. PMID: 31463453 Free PMC article.
The normalized neutral zone lengths and slopes of the load-displacement hysteresis loops showed a similar increase in spinal column laxity across species. ...
The normalized neutral zone lengths and slopes of the load-displacement hysteresis loops showed a similar increase in spinal column l …
Bilateral pars fractures complicating long fusion to L5 in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.
Mesfin A, Lemma MA. Mesfin A, et al. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Jun;36(13):E882-5. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181fc1f91. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011. PMID: 21289579 Review.
OBJECTIVE: To report bilateral pars fractures at L5 complicating a long fusion for adult idiopathic scoliosis in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis. ...The question of ending a long fusion at L5 or S1 is controversial, and a review is presented. METHO …
OBJECTIVE: To report bilateral pars fractures at L5 complicating a long fusion for adult idiopathic scoliosis in a patient wit …
Three-column osteotomies in the treatment of spinal deformity in adult patients 60 years old and older: outcome and complications.
Hassanzadeh H, Jain A, El Dafrawy MH, Ain MC, Mesfin A, Skolasky RL, Kebaish KM. Hassanzadeh H, et al. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Apr 20;38(9):726-31. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31827c2415. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013. PMID: 23138408
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