Predominantly negative impact of diabetes on spinal surgery: A review and recommendation for better preoperative screening

BACKGROUND For patients undergoing spine surgery, the literature attributes significant increased perioperative risks/adverse events (AE) complications, longer length of stay (LOS), and higher 30-day readmission/reoperation rates to those with diabetes. Diabetics are often divided into those with insulin dependent diabetes (IDDM), and non-insulin dependent… CONTINUE READING