Debdut Biswas

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BACKGROUND Computerized tomographic scans are routinely obtained to evaluate a number of musculoskeletal conditions. However, since computerized tomographic scans expose patients to the greatest amounts of radiation of all imaging modalities, the physician must be cognizant of the effective doses of radiation that are administered. This investigation was(More)
The incidence of postoperative infections after spinal surgery ranges from less than 1% to 15%. This rate can vary based on several surgical- and patient-related risk factors, such as the type and duration of the procedure, nutritional status, immunosuppression, and comorbidities of the patient. Most surgeons routinely administer intravenous antibiotics(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review and multivariate analysis. OBJECTIVE Assess cervical spine segmental range of motion (ROM) with flexion/extension (F/E) radiographs and determine the relation to clinical variables. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Previous studies investigated the roles of age and degeneration on cervical ROM with univariate analyses.(More)
Hand surgeons are frequently challenged by the unique requirements of soft tissue coverage of the hand. Whereas many smaller soft tissue defects without involvement of deep structures are amenable to healing by secondary intention or skin grafting, larger lesions and those with exposed tendon, bone, or joint often require vascularized coverage that allows(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective clinical study. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this investigation was to quantify normal lumbar range of motion (ROM) and compare these results with those used to perform 15 simulated activities of daily living (ADLs) in asymptomatic subjects. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Previous studies reporting the ROM of the lumbar spine during(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Osteoporosis and osteomalacia are significant risk factors for fracture and spine instrumentation failure. Low-energy fractures are becoming increasingly more common because of an increase in life expectancy and age of the population. Decreased bone density is an independent risk factor for instrumentation failure in spinal fusion(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT A variety of orthoses are routinely applied after spinal procedures but there are limited data regarding their efficacy, especially with the increasing use of internal fixation. At this time, the proper indications for postoperative bracing are not well established. PURPOSE To assess the postoperative bracing patterns of spine surgeons.(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective clinical study. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this investigation was to quantify normal cervical range of motion (ROM) and compare these results to those used to perform 15 simulated activities of daily living (ADLs) in asymptomatic subjects. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Previous studies looking at cervical ROM during ADLs have been(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective study evaluating the sterility of 25 C-arm drapes after their use during spine surgery. OBJECTIVE To use swab samples to evaluate the sterility of draped C-arms at the end of spine surgical cases and assess the integrity of the sterile technique. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Intraoperative fluoroscopy is used routinely in the(More)
INTRODUCTION Pulmonary rehabilitation is now an accepted modality of care in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. However, in resource-limited settings, conventional pulmonary rehabilitation may not be feasible due to the high cost involved and the extensive infrastructure requirement. In view of these constraints, we(More)