News tagged with spine

Racial disparities exist in outcomes of spinal surgery

(HealthDay)—The rate of complications, length of stay, and costs associated with surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis differ for African-American patients compared with white patients, according to research ...

Jun 18, 2013
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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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