Impact of Insulin Dependence on Perioperative Outcomes Following Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion.

@article{Phan2017ImpactOI,
  title={Impact of Insulin Dependence on Perioperative Outcomes Following Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion.},
  author={Kevin Phan and Jun Sik Kim and Nathan J. Lee and Parth Kothari and Samuel K Cho},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2017},
  volume={42 7},
  pages={
          456-464
        }
}
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to analyze insulin-dependent and noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM and NIDDM) as potential risk factors for complications, reoperations, and readmissions within 30 days following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA ACDF is a common surgical procedure with growing utilization and good long-term outcomes. Readmissions and reoperations are… CONTINUE READING
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