Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Spondylolisthesis sx improves pediatric health related-QOL

(HealthDay)—In pediatric patients with high-grade spondylolisthesis, health-related quality of life (HRQOL) improves significantly after surgery, especially in patients with low baseline HRQOL scores, according to a study ...

Surgery

Smoker status not linked to poor outcome in spine surgery

(HealthDay)—Smoking, by itself, is not associated with adverse outcomes in elective spinal surgery, but current smokers with more than 60 pack-years are more likely to die within 30 days of surgery than never smokers, according ...

Surgery

Majority of surgical residents object to regulated hours

(HealthDay)—About 65 percent of surgical residents report that they disapprove of the 2011 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Common Program requirements, which place restrictions on duty hours, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

More complications for inpatient lumbar discectomy

(HealthDay)—Patients undergoing inpatient lumbar discectomy have significantly higher overall complication rates than those treated as outpatients, according to a study published in the Feb. 1 issue of Spine.

Surgery

Study examines postdischarge complications after general surgery

A study of postdischarge (PD) complications after general surgery procedures found that overall, 16.7 percent of patients experienced a complication and 41.5 percent of complications occurred PD, according to a report published ...

Cancer

Intracranial tumors can be resected safely in elderly

(HealthDay)—Elderly patients do not have poorer short-term outcomes after surgical resection of primary or metastatic intracranial tumors, after accounting for other risk factors, according to research published online ...

page 2 from 6