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Abbreviation : NASS
Long Form : North American Spine Society
No. Year Title Co-occurring Abbreviation
2019 A comparison of minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion and decompression alone for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis. EQ-5D, MIS, MIS TLIF, NRS, ODI, PROs, QOD, TLIF
2019 A prospective randomized study to analyze the efficacy of balanced pre-emptive analgesia in spine surgery. NRS, ODI, PA, PR, TOC
2019 Predictors of patient satisfaction following 1- or 2-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: insights from the Quality Outcomes Database. ACDF, NDI
2019 Reduction in foraminal height after lateral access surgery does not affect quality of life: A 2-year outcome study on lateral lumbar interbody fusion. DH, HRQoL, LAS, NS, ODI, SF-36
2018 Adult Spinal Deformity Knowledge in Orthopedic Spine Surgeons: Impact of Fellowship Training, Experience, and Practice Characteristics. ASD
2018 Analysis of Internet Review Site Comments for Spine Surgeons: How Office Staff, Physician Likeability, and Patient Outcome Are Associated With Online Evaluations. ---
2018 How do physician demographics, training, social media usage, online presence, and wait times influence online physician review scores for spine surgeons? ---
2018 Minimum ten-year follow-up of spinal stenosis with degenerative spondylolisthesis treated with decompression and dynamic stabilization. FU, LBP, LP, VAS
2018 Multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation in chronic neck pain: a naturalistic prospective cohort study with intraindividual control of effects and 12-month follow-up. CNP, ES, MBR, NRS, SF-36
10  2018 Outcomes of multisegmental transforaminal enlarged decompression plus posterior pedicle screw fixation for multilevel lumbar spinal canal stenosis associated with lumbar instability. LLA, LSCS, MDH, ODI, TED, VAS
11  2018 Preoperative Leg Pain Score Predicts Patient Satisfaction After Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery. NPRS, NSS, ODI, TLIF
12  2018 Publication Rate of Podium Presentations From the North American Spine Society Annual Meetings. ---
13  2018 The combined administration of vancomycin IV, standard prophylactic antibiotics, and vancomycin powder in spinal instrumentation surgery: does the routine use affect infection rates and bacterial resistance? CDC, SSI
14  2018 The influence of adjunctive caudal epidural steroid injection on the therapeutic effect of transforaminal epidural steroid injection. CESI, TFSI, VNS
15  2018 Women fare best following surgery for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis: a comparison of the most and least satisfied patients utilizing data from the Quality Outcomes Database. ASA, CAD, NRS, ODI, PRO, QOD
16  2017 Associated lumbar scoliosis does not affect outcomes in patients undergoing focal minimally invasive surgery-transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MISTLIF) for neurogenic symptoms-a minimum 2-year follow-up study. AP, ASD, BMI, BMP, MISTLIF, NSG, SG
17  2017 Publication Rates of Abstracts Accepted to the 2010-2012 Annual Meetings of the North American Spine Society. ---
18  2016 Bone Morphogenic Protein Is a Viable Adjunct for Fusion in Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion. MIS-TLIF, ODI, SF-36, VAS
19  2016 Full-Endoscopic Procedures Versus Traditional Discectomy Surgery for Discectomy: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Current Global Clinical Trials. FE, ODI, RCTs, TDS, VAS
20  2016 Guideline summary review: an evidence-based clinical guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of adult isthmic spondylolisthesis. ---
21  2016 Guideline summary review: An evidence-based clinical guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis. NGC
22  2016 Is the Readability of Spine-Related Patient Education Material Improving?: An Assessment of Subspecialty Websites. AANS, AAOS, PEMs
23  2016 Lumbar Intradiskal Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections: A Prospective, Double-Blind, Randomized Controlled Study. FRI, NRS, PRP
24  2015 A critical appraisal of the North American Spine Society guidelines with the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation II instrument. AGREE
25  2015 Academic productivity and contributions to the literature among spine surgery fellowship faculty. ---
26  2015 Best evidence in multimodal pain management in spine surgery and means of assessing postoperative pain and functional outcomes. NSAID
27  2015 Effect of complications within 90 days on patient-reported outcomes 3 months and 12 months following elective surgery for lumbar degenerative disease. MCID, MCS, ODI, PCS, PROs
28  2015 Modified minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion using a trans-multifidus approach: a safe and effective alternative to open-TLIF. MI-TLIF, ODI, SF-36, VAS
29  2014 An evidence-based clinical guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of lumbar disc herniation with radiculopathy. ---
30  2014 Analysis of the techniques for thoracic- and lumbar-level localization during posterior spine surgery and the occurrence of wrong-level surgery: results from a national survey. ---
31  2014 Factor analysis of the North American Spine Society outcome assessment instrument: a study based on a spine registry of patients treated with lumbar and cervical disc arthroplasty. FA, FUs
32  2014 Lumbar disc nomenclature: version 2.0: Recommendations of the combined task forces of the North American Spine Society, the American Society of Spine Radiology and the American Society of Neuroradiology. ASNR, ASSR
33  2014 Surgical approaches for cervical spine facet dislocations in adults. CI, MD, RR
34  2013 An evidence-based clinical guideline for antibiotic prophylaxis in spine surgery. ---
35  2013 An evidence-based clinical guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (update). ---
36  2013 Assessment of the minimum clinically important difference in pain, disability, and quality of life after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: clinical article. ACDF, AP, AUC, MCID, MCS, MDC, NDI, PCS, PRO, ROC, VAS
37  2013 Clinical outcomes of minimally invasive versus open approach for one-level transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion at the 3- to 4-year follow-up. ODI, SF-36, TLIF, VAS
38  2013 Comparison of outcomes between conventional lumbar fenestration discectomy and minimally invasive lumbar discectomy: an observational study with a minimum 2-year follow-up. JOA, LD, RM, VAS
39  2013 Conflict of interest and professional medical associations: the North American Spine Society experience. ---
40  2013 Discrepancies in spine surgeon conflict of interest disclosures between a national meeting and physician payment listings on device manufacturer web sites. PPSA
41  2013 Lumbar total disc replacement: correlation of clinical outcome and radiological parameters. LBP, TDR, VAS
42  2012 Clinical and radiological outcomes of open versus minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. BMI, MIS, ODI, SF-36, TLIF, VAS
43  2012 Responsiveness of the cervical Northern American Spine Society questionnaire (NASS) and the Short Form 36 (SF-36) in chronic whiplash. SF-36
44  2011 An evidence-based clinical guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of cervical radiculopathy from degenerative disorders. ---
45  2011 Quantifying the variability of financial disclosure information reported by authors presenting at annual spine conferences. CSRS, SRS
46  2011 Two-year outcomes of transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. SF-36, TLIF, VAS
47  2011 [Optimized assessment of the outcome in patients with radicular back pain of the lumbar spine. The modified NASS questionnaire]. ES, SRM
48  2010 Fluoroscopically guided caudal epidural steroid injection for management of degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis: short-term and long-term results. DLSS, ESI
49  2010 North American Spine Society: Newly released vertebroplasty randomized controlled trials: a tale of two trials. ---
50  2010 Percutaneous endoscopic discectomy: clinical results and how it affects the quality of life. SF-36, VAS
51  2010 Transforaminal epidural steroid injection via a preganglionic approach for lumbar spinal stenosis and lumbar discogenic pain with radiculopathy. CLBP, TFESIs, VNS
52  2009 An evidence-based clinical guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis. ---
53  2009 An evidence-based clinical guideline for the use of antithrombotic therapies in spine surgery. DVT, PE
54  2009 Antibiotic prophylaxis in spine surgery: an evidence-based clinical guideline for the use of prophylactic antibiotics in spine surgery. ---
55  2009 Managing conflicts of interest in continuing medical education: a comparison of policies. CME, VA
56  2009 Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy: clinical and quality of life outcomes with a minimum 2 year follow-up. SF-36, VAS
57  2009 Readability of spine-related patient education materials from subspecialty organization and spine practitioner websites. AANS, AAOS
58  2009 Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty for the treatment of vertebral compression fractures: an evidenced-based review of the literature. KP, VCFs, VP
59  2008 Degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis: an evidence-based clinical guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis. DLSS
60  2008 Lumbar zygapophysial joint radiofrequency denervation: a long-term clinical outcome study. NRS, RMDQ, Z-joint
61  2007 Assessment and correlation between clinical patterns, disability and health-related quality of life in patients with low back pain. BI, DI, LBP, MCS, PCS, QOL
62  2007 Conservative treatment of lumbar disc disease: patient's quality of life compared to an unexposed cohort. MH, RF
63  2007 Quality of life of patients operated on for lumbar stenosis: a long-term follow-up. LS, QOL, SF-36
64  2006 Measuring the outcome of health resort programs. SF-36
65  2005 A computer touch-screen version of the North American Spine Society outcome assessment instrument for the lumbar spine. ---
66  2004 Comparison of conventional versus minimally invasive extraperitoneal approach for anterior lumbar interbody fusion. ALIF, NHP
67  2004 Effectiveness of transforaminal epidural steroid injections in patients with degenerative lumbar scoliotic stenosis and radiculopathy. NRS
68  2004 Efficacy of IDET for relief of leg pain associated with discogenic low back pain. IDET, LBP, VAS
69  2004 Outcome evaluation of the operative management of lumbar disc herniation causing sciatica. HRQoL, ISP, PDSs, SF-36
70  2003 Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) for treatment of chronic lumbar discogenic pain: a minimum 2-year clinical outcome study. IDET, LB, LE, RM, VNS
71  2002 Lower limb nerve impairment in diabetic patients: multiperspective assessment. IDDM, SW, VPT
72  2002 Reduction mammaplasty is a functional operation, improving quality of life in symptomatic women: a prospective, single-center breast reduction outcome study. ---
73  2001 Cross-cultural adaptation of the lumbar North American Spine Society questionnaire for Italian-speaking patients with lumbar spinal disease. ---
74  2000 [Evaluation of the North American Spine Society Instrument for assessment of health status in patients with chronic backache]. ---
75  2000 [The North American Spine Society Lumbar Spine Outcome Assessment Instrument: translation and psychometric analysis of the German version in rehabilitation patients with chronic back pain]. ---
76  1999 The publication rates of presentations at major Spine Specialty Society meetings (NASS, SRS, ISSLS). ISSLS, SRS
77  1999 [Validation of the North American Spine Society Instrument for assessment of health status in patients with chronic backache]. ---
78  1997 Outcomes of surgeons who have undergone spine surgery. COA
79  1996 The North American Spine Society (NASS) on lumbar discography. ---