Spine

Insulin dependence ups post-op complication risk

(HealthDay)—Patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) have an increased risk of a number of postoperative complications after lumbar fusion compared with those who have noninsulin-dependent ...

Oct 08, 2014
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Hospital charges for adolescent scoliosis surgery up

(HealthDay)—Over the last decade, the number of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) fusion procedures has remained constant, although hospital charges for the procedure have increased substantially, according ...

Oct 03, 2014
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More HIV+ patients undergoing spinal fusion

(HealthDay)—More HIV-positive patients are undergoing spinal fusions, and these patients have higher rates of complications resulting from the procedures, according to a study published in the Sept. 15 ...

Sep 25, 2014
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