2019 Annual Meeting Slides - From Molecules to Medicine: Emerging Spine Care

View over 1,900 slides from presentations delivered at the Spine Intervention Society's 2019 Annual Meeting: From Molecules to Medicine: Emerging Spine Care.

From Science to Practice: Where We Are Headed

  • Using Biology to Define Treatments for Low Back Pain
  • Challenges Facing Intradiscal Biologics

Regenerative Medicine: Clinical Practice

  • Historical Perspective and New Advances in Regenerative Medicine
  • The Role of Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapies for Spine Pain
  • Ethics, Regulatory Issues, and the Future of Regenerative Therapies

Reporting Needle Tip Location During Fluoroscopic Epidural Access: A New Lexicon

Fluoroscopy: Image Interpretation and Novel Technologies

  • Fluoroscopy-Cross Sectional Imaging Correlation
  • Epidural Access: Technical Update and 3-D Comprehension
  • Contrast Flow Patterns
  • Frontiers in Fluoroscopy: Digital 3-D X-ray Imaging

A Critical Review of the Influential Papers of 2018

  • Intraosseous Basivertebral Nerve Ablation for the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain: A Prospective Randomized Double-blind Sham-controlled Multi-center Study
  • Corticosteroid Injections Into Lumbar Facet Joints: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial
  • Effectiveness of Lumbar Facet Joint Blocks and Predictive Value before Radiofrequency Denervation: The Facet Treatment Study (FACTS), a Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial
  • Induced Lumbosacral Radicular Symptom Referral Patterns: A Descriptive Study
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block Contrast Dispersal in Cadavers
  • Posterior Innervation of Sacroiliac Joint: Implications and Denervation
  • Prospective, Randomized, Sham-Control, Double-Blind, Crossover Trial of Subthreshold Spinal Cord Stimulation at Various Kilohertz Frequencies in Subjects Suffering From Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (SCS Frequency Study)

Coding Quick Hit: Modifiers

FactFinder: Risks of Precipitate Formation When Combining Corticosteroids with Local Anesthetic for Use During International Pain Procedures


Top Research Abstract Presentations

  • Validity of Physical Exam Maneuvers in Diagnosis of Sacroiliac Joint Pathology: Are Physical Exams Worth the Time?
  • The Natural History of Cervical Radiculopathy with Soft Disc Herniations and Osteophytes
  • Patient-perceived Duration of Effect of Lidocaine and Bupivacaine Following Diagnostic Medial Branch Blocks: A Multicenter Study

Discogenic Pain

  • Biacuplasty for Discogenic Low Back Pain
  • Why I Wouldn't Recommend Biacuplasty for My Patients
  • Dr. Desai's Rebuttal
  • Provocation Discography: Are There Long Term Risks?
  • Is Episodic Low Back Pain Discogenic?
  • Imaging Correlates of Lumbar Discogenic Pain
  • Basivertebral Nerve Ablation for Endplate Pain

Coding Quick Hit: Orphan Procedures and Regenerative Medicine Injections

FactFinder: Ultrasound Guidance for Intra-articular Sacroiliac Joint Injections


Lumbar Imaging: How it Guides Us - Part 1

Facet Joint Pain

  • Lumbar Zygapophyseal Targeted Injectates
  • Prognostic and Clinical Interpretation of MBB: Optimizing Outcomes
  • Medial Branch Blocks: Diagnostic Validity and Optimizing Scientific Rigor

Coding Quick Hit: Billing for Facet Procedures

FactFinder: Anticoagulants and Antiplatelets for Lumbar Medial Branch Interventions


The Future of Molecular Treatments

  • Improved Phenotyping to Facilitate Patient Selection for Spine Treatment
  • A Dual Selective Analgesic Strategy

Sex and Gender Differences in Pain

  • Sex Variations in Spine Anatomy and Biomechanics
  • Gender and Sex Influence in the Clinical Treatment of Pain

Pearls from the Masters of Interventional Techniques

  • Cervical Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Technical Pearls for the Future: Planning is Everything
  • This is Different: Would You Abort the Case?

Peripheral Nerve Entrapment

  • Clinical Assessment of Patients with Peripheral Nerve Entrapments
  • High-Frequency Ultrasound Evaluation of Peripheral Nerve and Focal Neuropathies
  • Magnetic Resonance Neurography

Be the Voice in the Wilderness: Your Opportunities to Promote Safe, High Quality Care

  • Combating Policies Restricting Coverage/Access to Procedures: What SIS is Doing
  • Local and State Opportunities to Promote Safe, High-Quality Care
  • What Individual Members Can Do: State/Regional Level
  • National Advocacy

Research Abstract Podium Presentations

  • Thoracic Zygapophysial Joint Thermal Neurotomy: An Additional Prospective Case Series in a Community Practice
  • A Prospective Consecutive Case Series of High-Frequency 10kHz Spinal Stimulation for Chronic Pain in a Community Practice
  • The Effectiveness of Fluoroscopically-guided Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection for the Treatment of Radicular Pain; A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
  • Modification of the Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Approach Using the Superior Articular Process Angle Measurement on Axial MRI to Determine Appropriate Needle Angle Trajectory
  • Incidence of "Vertebral Sheath Filling" During Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Injections
  • The Effectiveness of Cervical Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy for Chronic Facetogenic Pain in Patients Selected Using a Practical Paradigm
  • Pseudo-subarachnoid Hemorrhage Due to Gadolinium Extravasation Following Cervical Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Comparison of 18F-FDG-PET/MRI and Clinical Findings for Assessment of Suspected Lumbar Facet Joint Pain: A Prospective Study to Characterize Candidate Non-Anatomic Imaging Biomarkers and Potential Impact on Management

Lumbar Imaging: How it Guides Us - Part 2


Emerging Spine Technologies

  • The MIST Guidelines: The Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Consensus Group Guidelines for Minimally Invasive Spine Treatment
  • Interspinous Process Decompression
  • Endoscopic Decompression for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Percutaneous Decompressive Laminotomy
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