Spine Journal

Publisher
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
History
1996-present
Website
http://www.spinejournal.com
Impact factor
2.793 ()

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Novel methodology to predict spinal fractures in patients

Osteoporotic vertebral fractures (OVFs) are a prevalent skeletal condition in the elderly, occurring due to a net loss in bone density with the inevitable onset of aging. Unfortunately, they are largely under-diagnosed until ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Various factors affect progress in back-related leg pain, sciatica

(HealthDay)—In back-related leg pain and sciatica patients, belief in a long recovery and the number of other symptoms attributed to the pain are independently negatively associated with improvement, according to a study ...

Surgery

Post-op urinary retention common after spinal stenosis Sx

(HealthDay)—Postoperative urinary retention (POUR) is a common morbidity after surgery for degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis, according to research published in the April issue of The Spine Journal.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Early PT not tied to lower health care use later on

(HealthDay)—Early use of physical therapy (PT) for new low back pain in older adults is not associated with less subsequent back pain-specific health care utilization, compared with patients not receiving early PT, according ...

Surgery

Insurance status linked to patient safety in lumbar fusion

(HealthDay)—Insurance status is associated with adverse patient safety indicators (PSI) among patients undergoing inpatient lumbar fusion, according to a study published in the March issue of The Spine Journal.

Surgery

Higher ASA class not tied to 30-day morbidity in spinal surgery

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing single-level elective anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (SLE-ACDF), higher American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) classification is not associated with 30-day morbidity, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Teleradiology aids in assessment of thoracolumbar spine fractures

(HealthDay)—Video clips of computed tomography (CT) scans can be captured by smartphone and transmitted to surgeons' personal smartphones for reliable diagnosis, classification, and proposed treatment of thoracolumbar spine ...

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