Impact of bone morphogenetic proteins on frequency of revision surgery, use of autograft bone, and total hospital charges in surgery for lumbar degenerative disease: review of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2002 to 2008.

@article{Dagostino2014ImpactOB,
  title={Impact of bone morphogenetic proteins on frequency of revision surgery, use of autograft bone, and total hospital charges in surgery for lumbar degenerative disease: review of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2002 to 2008.},
  author={Phillip R Dagostino and Robert G. Whitmore and Gabriel A. Smith and Mitchell Gil Maltenfort and John Kevin Ratliff},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={20-30}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) were developed with the goal of improving clinical outcomes through the promotion of bony healing and reducing morbidity from iliac crest bone graft harvest. PURPOSE To complete a population-based assessment of the impact of BMP on use of autograft, rates of operative treatment for lumbar pseudoarthrosis, and hospital charges. STUDY DESIGN Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) retrospective cohort assessment of 46,452 patients from 2002 to… CONTINUE READING

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