News tagged with spine

Diabetes, hypertension prevalent with spinal stenosis

(HealthDay)—Nonelderly, older adults with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) have a higher prevalence of diabetes and hypertension than those without stenosis, according to a study published in the April 20 issue ...

May 07, 2013
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Risk factors ID'd for scoliosis surgery complications

(HealthDay)—Increases in the upper thoracic scoliotic curve, thoracic kyphosis, and number of rod-lengthening procedures are risk factors for postoperative complications associated with growing-rod (GR) ...

Apr 30, 2013
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Surgeons reach radiation limits with 291 PELDs per year

(HealthDay)—Surgeons performing minimally invasive transforaminal percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD), involving fluoroscopy, are exposed to the maximum allowable radiation dose after 291 procedures ...

Apr 12, 2013
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Surgeons support nonphysician screens for low back pain

(HealthDay)—Most spine surgeons are interested in a nonphysician clinician (NPC) model of care for screening of low back or low back-related leg pain for patients referred for a surgical assessment, according ...

Apr 12, 2013
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