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A Predictive Risk Index for 30-day Readmissions Following Surgical Treatment of Pediatric Scoliosis
TLDR
30-day readmissions risk factors based on independent patient and procedural risk factors may be useful in the clinical management of patients following scoliosis surgery, specifically for the role of preoperative and predischarge risk stratification.
Is There a Limit? A Risk Assessment Model of Liposuction and Lipoaspirate Volume on Complications in Abdominoplasty
TLDR
Surprisingly, increasing liposuction volume was not independently associated with an increased risk of any complication, and Regulations governing lipoaspirate volume in abdominoplasty are arbitrary and do not reflect valid thresholds for increased complications.
Predictors of 30-day readmission after mastectomy: A multi-institutional analysis of 21,271 patients.
TLDR
This is the first study of readmission rates after mastectomy, and awareness of specific risk factors for readmission, particularly those that are modifiable, may serve to identify and manage high risk patients, aid in the development of pre- and postoperative clinical care guidelines, and ultimately improve patient care.
Pre-existing Lumbar Spine Diagnosis as a Predictor of Outcomes in National Football League Athletes
TLDR
It is suggested that athletes with pre-existing lumbar spine conditions were less likely to be drafted and that the diagnosis is associated with a decrease in career longevity but not performance.
Assessing the Impact of Blood Loss in Cranial Vault Remodeling: A Risk Assessment Model Using the 2012-2013 Pediatric National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Datasets.
TLDR
A large prospective national database is used to analyze clinical risk factors associated with complications following craniosynostosis reconstruction and aims to reduce complications and increase perioperative patient safety.
Lumbar Spine Injury/Pathology as a Predictor of Outcomes in National Football League Athletes
TLDR
The data suggests that a pre-existing lumbar spine diagnosis was associated with a significantly lower draft status for NFL athletes, however, the data in this study suggests that such a diagnosis did not affect a player’s career longevity or performance.
Evaluating the Rule of 10s in Cleft Lip Repair: Do Data Support Dogma?
TLDR
Since its introduction nearly a half century ago, the risks associated with performing surgery in patients who violate the rule of 10s has undergone dramatic reductions, highlighting the need to continually validate and evaluate dogma as the field continues to advance.
Assessing the Rates, Predictors, and Complications of Blood Transfusion Volume in Posterior Arthrodesis for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
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This is the first large, comprehensive analysis of complications related to blood transfusion events and transfusion volume on short-term postoperative complications after posterior arthrodesis for AIS, and although transfusion in general is not associated with 30-day adverse events, a volume of 20 mL/kg was associated with higher complication rates.
Is There a Safe Lipoaspirate Volume? A Risk Assessment Model of Liposuction Volume as a Function of Body Mass Index
TLDR
The authors’ risk assessment model demonstrates that volumes in excess of 100 ml per unit of body mass index confer an increased risk of complications, compared with traditional liposuction volume thresholds.
Surgeon Specialty Differences in Single-Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
TLDR
Spine surgeon specialty is not a risk factor for any reported postoperative complication in patients undergoing single-level ACDFs, and not all preoperative variables vary significantly between the specialty cohorts.
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