Special Issue "Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy and the Aging Spine"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 February 2020) | Viewed by 18721
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Interests: Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy (DCM); Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI); cervical canal stenosis; Subacute Combined Degeneration of the Spinal Cord (SACD); anemia and DCM; cervical spine surgery; surgical decision-making; surgical outcome prediction; Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament (OPLL); cervical spondylolithesis
Interests: spine surgery; cranio-cervical junction; cervical myelopathy; robotic spine surgery
Interests: cervical myelopathy; spinal cord injury; stem cells; cellular reprogramming
As many of you already know, Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy (DCM) is the most common cause of spinal cord impairment in the developed world, leading not only to a decrease in the quality of life of those affected but also to a growing healthcare burden. Over the past few years, a number of multicentre studies on the topic have emerged, helping to provide a better understanding of the condition. However, it is also clear that much remains to be learned. This is evidenced by the fact that the term DCM was only formally introduced in 2015, guidelines on DCM based on the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation) process were published in 2017, and, at the present time, an active effort called RECODE-DCM (Research Objectives and Common Data Elements for Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy) is underway that aims to shape the way future DCM research is carried out. With this Special Issue, we hope to encourage submissions that discuss the current state-of-the-art, address ongoing knowledge gaps, and focus on ongoing controversies related to Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy and the management of the aging spine.
We look forward to receiving your submission.
Dr. Aria Nouri
Dr. Enrico Tessitore
Dr. Mark R. Kotter
Dr. Joseph Cheng
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- Degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM)
- Imaging of the cervical spine
- Cervical canal stenosis
- Cervical spine surgery
- Surgical outcome prediction
- Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL)
- Cervical spondylolisthesis
- Cervical deformity
- Spinal cord compression