Diabetes does not worsen outcomes of cervical laminoplasty

Diabetes does not worsen outcomes of cervical laminoplasty

(HealthDay)—Patients with or without diabetes experienced similar outcomes of laminoplasty for cervical spondylotic myelopathy, according to research published in the Feb. 1 issue of Spine.

Masaaki Machino, M.D., of the Chubu Rosai Hospital in Nagoya, Japan, and colleagues prospectively analyzed data for 505 consecutive (105 with and 400 without diabetes) with cervical spondylotic myelopathy to compare the outcomes of laminoplasty for patients with and without diabetes.

The researchers found that the mean Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) scores before and after surgery, respectively, were 10.1 and 13.1 points for patients with diabetes and 10.8 and 13.9 points for patients without diabetes. Compared with the group without diabetes, the diabetes group had significantly lower preoperative and postoperative JOA scores and lower recovery rate of JOA scores (47.3 versus 53.6 percent; P < 0.05). However, no significant difference was observed between the groups for mean achieved JOA scores (3.0 for those with diabetes and 3.1 for those without diabetes) or postoperative complication rates.

"Diabetic and nondiabetic patients experienced similar benefits from laminoplasty for , which was probably because of strict blood glucose level control enforced by diabetes specialists during the perioperative period," the authors write.

More information: Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Poorer outcomes after non-cardiac surgery in DM

Sep 11, 2013

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery, diabetes is associated with adverse perioperative complications and mortality, according to a study published online Aug. 29 in Diabetes Care.

Severe hypoglycemia in diabetes tied to cardiac disease

Aug 16, 2013

(HealthDay)—For patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, severe hypoglycemia is associated with severe hypertension, hypokalemia, and QT prolongation, according to a study published online Aug. 12 in Diabetes Ca ...

Recommended for you

Higher HDL cholesterol may help protect against cancer

Sep 26, 2014

(HealthDay)—Higher levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) are associated with a decreased risk of cancer among individuals with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Sept. ...

User comments