Montse Domingo-Sàbat

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Medical and health policy providers should be aware of the impact of adult spinal deformity (ASD) on health-related quality of life (HRQL). The purpose of this study was to compare the relative burden of four chronic conditions with that of ASD. The International Quality of Life Assessment project gathered data from 24,936 people and published the SF-36(More)
The Core Outcome Measures Index for the back (COMI-back) is a very brief instrument for assessing the main outcomes of importance to patients with back problems (pain, function, symptom-specific well-being, quality of life, disability). However, it might be expected to be less responsive than a disease-specific instrument when evaluating specific(More)
Adult spinal deformity (ASD) is a major public health problem. There are pros and cons of the available treatment alternatives (surgical or non-surgical) and it had been difficult to identify the best treatment modality. To construct a statistical DA model to identify the optimum overall treatment in ASD. From an international multicentre database of ASD(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyze the impact of treatment complications on outcomes in adult spinal deformity (ASD) using a decision analysis (DA) model. METHODS The study included 535 ASD patients (371 with non-surgical (NS) and 164 with surgical (S) treatment) from an international multicentre database of ASD patients. DA was structured in(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to analyze and demonstrate the heterogeneity in adult spinal deformity (ASD) populations by baseline health-related quality of life (HRQL) data. METHODS ASD was defined as patients over 18 years of age with any of the following: coronal deformity >20°, sagittal vertical axis (SVA) >5 cm, pelvic tilt >25°, or(More)
Background context Revision surgery represents a major event for patients undergoing ASD surgery. Previous reports suggest minimal or no impact on HRQOL outcomes. Purpose To investigate the impact of early reoperations within the first year on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and on the likelihood of reaching the MCID after ASD surgery. Design(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT In 2008, Mirza et al. designed and validated the first and only index capable of quantifying the complexity of spine surgery. However, this index is not fully applicable to adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery as it does not include the surgical techniques most commonly used and most strongly associated with perioperative complications in(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review. OBJECTIVES To determine whether routine periodic radiographic examination is worthwhile in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients undergoing instrumented fusion with third-generation implants. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA In common practice, patients who have undergone surgery for idiopathic scoliosis are(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies demonstrated the adult spinal deformity (ASD) population is heterogeneous. Multiple parameters may affect health-related quality of life (HRQL). AIM To understand the ranking of parameters affecting HRQL in ASD using multiple regression analysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 483 patients enrolled in a prospective(More)
AIM To analyze the cognitive abilities of older patients undergoing spinal deformity surgery so as to understand whether adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery is associated with postoperative cognitive malfunction. MATERIAL AND METHODS A prospective longitudinal study was performed on surgical patients older than 50 years, enrolled in a prospective(More)