Fabian Bitan

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OBJECTIVE To elucidate the mechanism behind D wave amplitude changes after surgical correction of scoliosis. METHODS We collected D wave and muscle MEP data from 93 patients (78 female, 15 male, age range 4-19 years, mean age 15.9 years), who underwent surgical correction of scoliosis. D waves were recorded via a catheter electrode inserted epidurally(More)
Surgical-site infection (SSI ) in the spine is a serious postoperative complication. Factors such as posterior surgical approach, arthrodesis, use of spinal instrumentation, age, obesity, diabetes, tobacco use, operating-room environment and estimated blood loss are well established in the literature to affect the risk of infection. Infection after spine(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective review. OBJECTIVE To review the effectiveness of blood conservation techniques in the spinal fusion of patients that refuse blood transfusion; specifically the Jehovah's witnesses population. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND Spinal surgery can be challenging in patients refusing blood transfusion. There is paucity in the literature(More)
A Chiari osteotomy was performed on 10 dogs aged 2 months in order to assess the risks of mechanical or ischaemic loss of growth potential in the periacetabular cartilage. The development of the acetabular roof was studied by radiographs, microradiographs and histological assessment between 2 and 12 months. Apart from a few mechanical complications, the(More)
A Chiari osteotomy was performed on 10 dogs aged 2 months in order to assess the risks of mechanical or ischaemic loss of growth potential in the peri-acetabular cartilage. The development of the acetabular roof was studied by radiographs, microradiographs and histological assessment between 2 and 12 months. Apart from a few mechanical complications, the(More)
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