Lower Risk of Stroke after Deformity Surgery: Long Term Benefit Demonstrated by a National Cohort Study

@inproceedings{Huang2015LowerRO,
  title={Lower Risk of Stroke after Deformity Surgery: Long Term Benefit Demonstrated by a National Cohort Study},
  author={Liang-Chung Huang and Wu-Fu Chung and Shih-Wei Liu and Peng-Yuan Chang and L Chen and Jau-Ching Wu and Yu-Chun Chen and Wen-Cheng Huang and Laura L. Liu and Henrich Cheng and S Lo and Paul B Tchounwou},
  booktitle={International journal of environmental research and public health},
  year={2015}
}
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to investigate the long-term risk of stroke in adult patients with spinal deformity. Specifically, the study addressed the possible protective effect of surgery for spinal deformity against stroke. METHODS Using the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD), a monopolistic national database in Taiwan, this… CONTINUE READING