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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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High-dose rhBMP linked to increased incidence of cancer

(HealthDay)—Patients receiving high-dose recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) as part of spine surgery have an increased risk of cancer and may be at risk for major complications, according ...

Oct 04, 2013
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Physical exams commonly lacking in low back pain care

(HealthDay)—Among adults with low back pain (LBP) visiting a physician, 43 percent report no inspection and 20 percent report no palpation at physician encounters, according to a study published in the ...

Sep 21, 2013
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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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