James Douglas Dieterich

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BACKGROUND Spinal anaesthesia when compared to general anaesthesia has been shown to decrease postoperative morbidity in orthopaedic surgery. The aim of the present study was to assess the differences in thirty-day morbidity and mortality for patients undergoing hip fracture surgery with spinal versus general anaesthesia. METHODS The American College of(More)
Few studies have assessed postoperative complications in revision total knee arthroplasty (rTKA). The aim of this study was to assess which preoperative factors are associated with postoperative complications in rTKA. Using the National Surgical Quality Improvement (NSQIP) database, we identified patients undergoing rTKA from 2010 to 2012. Patient(More)
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The Affordable Care Act has placed unplanned patient readmissions under more scrutiny than ever. Geriatric patients, in particular, suffer a disproportionate amount of complications from any kind of hospitalization, including readmissions. This study seeks to identify risk factors in this population that predispose them to an unplanned readmission within 30(More)
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