Spine

Pre-op pregabalin best for pain in spinal surgery

(HealthDay)—Preoperative pregabalin is superior to either gabapentin or placebo for the relief of pain in patients undergoing lumbar discectomy, according to a study published in the March 15 issue of Spine.

Mar 28, 2014
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More lumbar Sx complications at teaching hospitals

(HealthDay)—Patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery at teaching hospitals incur longer hospitalizations and have more postoperative complications compared to those treated at nonteaching hospitals, according ...

Mar 12, 2014
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Reintubation after cervical fusion up with 3+ levels

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing anterior cervical fusion (ACF), three-or-more-level fusions significantly predict the risk of unplanned reintubation, according to a study published in the Jan. 15 issue ...

Jan 23, 2014
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