Comparison of spinal deformity surgery in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) versus controls.

@article{Cho2012ComparisonOS,
  title={Comparison of spinal deformity surgery in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) versus controls.},
  author={Woojin Cho and Lawrence G Lenke and Keith H. Bridwell and Ian G. Dorward and Naoki Shoda and Christine R Baldus and Samuel K Cho and Matthew M. Kang and Lukas P. Zebala and Joshua M. Pahys and Linda A Koester},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2012},
  volume={37 16},
  pages={E978-84}
}
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective review. OBJECTIVE To quantify the exact impact of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) on operative complications and additional surgeries associated with spinal deformity surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA There are many references supporting diabetes mellitus (DM) as one of the major risk factors for perioperative complications in spinal surgery. However, the results vary depending on the type of DM, suggesting that insulin-dependent DM causes more… CONTINUE READING
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