Impact of increased body mass index on outcomes of elective spinal surgery.

  title={Impact of increased body mass index on outcomes of elective spinal surgery.},
  author={Andreea Seicean and Nima Alan and Sinziana Seicean and Marta E Worwag and Duncan B Neuhauser and Edward C. Benzel and Robert J. Weil},
  volume={39 18},
STUDY DESIGN Observational retrospective cohort study of prospectively collected database. OBJECTIVE To determine whether overweight body mass index (BMI) influences 30-day outcomes of elective spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Obesity is prevalent in the United States, but its impact on the outcome of elective spine surgery remains controversial. METHODS We used National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, a prospective clinical database with proven validity and reproducibility… CONTINUE READING
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