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Fibroblast growth factor control of cartilage homeostasis
Osteoarthritis (OA) and degenerative disc disease (DDD) are similar diseases involving the breakdown of cartilage tissue, and a better understanding of the underlying biochemical processes involvedExpand
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Complications of Spinal Fusion With Utilization of Bone Morphogenetic Protein: A Systematic Review of the Literature
Study Design. Systematic review. Objective. A systematic review was performed to identify the types of complications and complication rates associated with the use of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)Expand
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Hospital Outcomes and Complications of Anterior and Posterior Cervical Fusion With Bone Morphogenetic Protein
Study Design. Retrospective database analysis. Objective. A nationwide population-based database was analyzed to identify the incidence of complications and mortality associated with boneExpand
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Fusion in degenerative spondylolisthesis: comparison of osteoconductive and osteoinductive bone graft substitutes
AbstractIntroduction The emergent widespread options of bone graft substitutes for spinal fusion procedures vary in their osteobiologic activity. A majority of current literature focuses on theExpand
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Development of an Experimental Animal Model for Lower Back Pain by Percutaneous Injury‐Induced Lumbar Facet Joint Osteoarthritis
We report generation and characterization of pain‐related behavior in a minimally invasive facet joint degeneration (FJD) animal model in rats. FJD was produced by a non‐open percutaneousExpand
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Does chronic warfarin cause increased blood loss and transfusion during lumbar spinal surgery?
BACKGROUND CONTEXT The use of oral anticoagulation therapy such as warfarin is projected to increase significantly as the population ages and the prevalence of cardiovascular disease increases.Expand
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Smoking is Associated with Increased Blood Loss and Transfusion Use After Lumbar Spinal Surgery
BackgroundLittle is known about the association between smoking and intraoperative blood loss and perioperative transfusion use in patients undergoing spinal surgery. However, we found that althoughExpand
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Radiation exposure has increased in trauma patients over time
Background: Computed tomography (CT) scans have become imaging modalities of choice in trauma centers. The purposes of this study were to evaluate the trend of radiation exposure in acute traumaExpand
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Incidence and Mortality of Cardiac Events in Lumbar Spine Surgery
Study Design. Retrospective national database analysis. Objective. A population-based database was analyzed to characterize the incidence, mortality, and associated risk factors for cardiac events inExpand
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Chronic Antiplatelet Use Associated With Increased Blood Loss in Lumbar Spinal Surgery Despite Adherence to Protocols.
There are conflicting reports regarding postoperative bleeding risks associated with discontinuation of antiplatelet therapy at least 7 days preoperatively. Most of the studies in the spineExpand
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