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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-09-05T16:28:25-0400
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathways have been shown to decrease length of stay and perioperative complications in a range of surgical specialties. To date, ERAS has not been st...
Low back and neck pain are among the leading causes of medical visits, lost productivity and disability. There is an urgent need to identify effective and efficient ways of helping subject...
This is a prospective randomized study evaluating the use of a prophylactic incision wound vac dressing, applied in the OR, on patients undergoing posterior spine surgery with a BMI>35. Pa...
Duloxetine as an analgesic agent in patients undergoing elective spine surgery: evaluation with fentanyl demand controlled by the patient. The primary objective is to evaluate the efficacy...
Spine surgery is one of the most common operative procedures in the United States. It is performed in the prone position (a patient laying on belly). Muscle relaxants are given for neuromu...
A rat model of multifidus muscles injury and atrophy after posterior lumbar spine surgery.
Severely obese patients with operative spinal pathology present a challenge to the spine surgeon, given the increased complication risk.
Post-operative infections are relatively common after posterior spine surgery, and there are several observations reflecting different infection complications related to various metals implanted. Here...
Review of TRICARE claims (2006-2014) data to assess Emergency Department (ED) utilization following spine surgery.
Spine surgery outcomes are variable. Patients who participate in and take responsibility for their recovery have improved health outcomes. Interventions to increase patient involvement in their care m...
An occupational discipline founded by D.D. Palmer in the 1890's based on the relationship of the spine to health and disease. The spine is analyzed by X-rays and palpation, and vertebrae are adjusted manually to relieve pressures on the spinal cord. OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE was originally similar but has become more like FAMILY PRACTICE.
A calcification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spinal column, usually at the level of the cervical spine. It is often associated with anterior ankylosing hyperostosis.
A degenerative joint disease involving the SPINE. It is characterized by progressive deterioration of the spinal articular cartilage (CARTILAGE, ARTICULAR), usually with hardening of the subchondral bone and outgrowth of bone spurs (OSTEOPHYTE).
The spinal or vertebral column.
New abnormal growth of tissue in the SPINE.