News tagged with spine surgery

Model can predict spine surgery complications

(HealthDay)—A new model can predict the risk of medical complications, including major complications, after spine surgery, according to a study published in the Feb. 1 issue of The Spine Journal.

Jan 31, 2014
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Study finds increased cancer risk with bone growth product

Spine surgery patients who got a bone growth stimulating agent as part of a clinical trial were three to five times more likely to develop cancer two to three years after being implanted with the product, according to a new ...

Nov 04, 2011
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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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A new way to find out if back problems need surgery

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers from Perth and Germany have discovered that a technique commonly used in surgery on the brain is an excellent tool for determining if, and to which extent, surgery is needed ...

Nov 18, 2013
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Patient satisfaction a poor proxy after spine surgery

(HealthDay)—In a group of patients undergoing elective spine surgery to treat degenerative conditions, patient satisfaction with care received was a poor proxy and correlated poorly with outcomes, complications, ...

Oct 10, 2013
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