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More elderly Americans completing advance directives

(HealthDay)—Over the past decade there has been a significant increase in the rate of completion of advance directives (ADs) among elderly Americans, according to research published online April 2 in the ...

Apr 04, 2014
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Unplanned readmission common after spine fusion

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing spine fusion for adult spinal deformity, unplanned hospital readmissions are relatively common and are often related to surgical site infections, according to a study ...

Sep 11, 2013
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Surgery consultation common after MRI of the spine

(HealthDay)—Almost half of patients whose primary care physicians recommend a lumbosacral or cervical spine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan go on to receive a surgical consultation, but few end up ...

Jan 02, 2013
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