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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 an… Expand
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
- The spine journal : official journal of the North…
- 1 October 2009
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 for… Expand
Epidural steroid injection resulting in epidural hematoma in a patient despite strict adherence to anticoagulation guidelines.
- R. Xu, M. Bydon, Z. Gokaslan, Jean-Paul Wolinsky, T. Witham, A. Bydon
- Journal of neurosurgery. Spine
- 1 September 2009
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 for… Expand
Thirty day postoperative outcomes following anterior lumbar interbody fusion using the national surgical quality improvement program database
- N. Abt, Rafael De la Garza-Ramos, I. Olorundare, Brandon A Mccutcheon, M. Bydon
- Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
- 1 April 2016
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 outcomes… Expand
Spinal Decompression in Achondroplastic Patients Using High-Speed Drill Versus Ultrasonic Bone Curette: Technical Note and Outcomes in 30 Cases
- M. Bydon, Mohamed Macki, R. Xu, M. Ain, E. Ahn, G. Jallo
- Journal of pediatric orthopedics
- 1 December 2014
Background: This manuscript describes the clinical and operative characteristics of achondroplastic children who undergo multilevel thoracolumbar decompressions using either the high-speed drill or… Expand
Long-term outcomes after non-instrumented lumbar arthrodesis
- David R. Santiago-Dieppa, M. Bydon, Risheng Xu, Rafael De la Garza-Ramos, T. Witham
- Journal of Clinical Neuroscience
- 1 August 2014
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 undergoing… Expand
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
The current role of steroids in acute spinal cord injury.
- M. Bydon, Joseph A. Lin, Mohamed Macki, Z. Gokaslan, A. Bydon
- World neurosurgery
- 1 November 2014
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
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 incidence… Expand
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 an… Expand