Marjorie M. Mariller

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STUDY DESIGN A retrospective review. OBJECTIVE To review the effectiveness of blood conservation techniques in the spinal fusion of patients that refuse blood transfusion; specifically the Jehovah's witnesses population. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND Spinal surgery can be challenging in patients refusing blood transfusion. There is paucity in the literature(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study that involved a total of 82 adult deformity patients who underwent spinal fusion surgery with instrumentation of 6 or more levels. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of aprotinin in reducing blood loss in adult spinal deformity patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Aprotinin is an(More)
Objectives: This study aims at evaluating the prevalence of rheumatic diseases in the elderly and its evolution over time. Methods: We present a systematic international literature review of the prevalence of rheumatic diseases in the elderly and its evolution over time. Results: The estimated current prevalence of rheumatic diseases among people aged 65(More)
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