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Risk of infection following posterior instrumented lumbar fusion for degenerative spine disease in 817 consecutive cases.
OBJECT Posterior lumbar spinal fusion for degenerative spine disease is a common procedure, and its use is increasing annually. The rate of infection, as well as the factors associated with anExpand
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Recurrent back and leg pain and cyst reformation after surgical resection of spinal synovial cysts: systematic review of reported postoperative outcomes.
  • A. Bydon, R. Xu, +4 authors T. Witham
  • Medicine
  • The spine journal : official journal of the North…
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BACKGROUND CONTEXT With improvements in neurological imaging, there are increasing reports of symptomatic spinal synovial cysts. Surgical excision has been recognized as the definitive treatment forExpand
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Epidural steroid injection resulting in epidural hematoma in a patient despite strict adherence to anticoagulation guidelines.
Epidural steroid injections are relatively safe procedures, although the risk of hemorrhagic complications in patients undergoing long-term anticoagulation therapy is higher. The American Society forExpand
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Thirty day postoperative outcomes following anterior lumbar interbody fusion using the national surgical quality improvement program database
OBJECTIVE Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is a common procedure used to treat various lumbar degenerative pathologies. The purpose of this study is to describe 30-day postoperative outcomesExpand
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Spinal Decompression in Achondroplastic Patients Using High-Speed Drill Versus Ultrasonic Bone Curette: Technical Note and Outcomes in 30 Cases
Background: This manuscript describes the clinical and operative characteristics of achondroplastic children who undergo multilevel thoracolumbar decompressions using either the high-speed drill orExpand
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Long-term outcomes after non-instrumented lumbar arthrodesis
Non-instrumented lumbar fusion is an accepted technique for the treatment of various spinal degenerative pathologies. The purpose of this study is to report long-term outcomes of patients undergoingExpand
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The Impact of Obesity on Short- and Long-term Outcomes After Lumbar Fusion
Study Design. Retrospective cohort study. Objective. To compare short- and long-term outcomes in obese versus nonobese patients undergoing instrumented posterolateral fusion of the lumbar spine.Expand
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The current role of steroids in acute spinal cord injury.
BACKGROUND Acute spinal cord injury (ASCI) is a catastrophic event that can profoundly affect the trajectory of a patient's life. Debate continues over the pharmacologic management of ASCI,Expand
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Incidence and prognostic factors of c5 palsy: a clinical study of 1001 cases and review of the literature.
BACKGROUND C5 palsy is a known cause of postoperative deltoid weakness. Prognostic variables affecting the incidence of the palsy have been poorly understood. OBJECTIVE To determine the incidenceExpand
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Molecular Genetic Analysis of Two Large Kindreds With Intracranial Aneurysms Demonstrates Linkage to 11q24-25 and 14q23-31
Background and Purpose— Both environmental and genetic factors contribute to the formation, growth, and rupture of intracranial aneurysms (IAs). To search for IA susceptibility genes, we took anExpand
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