Ben A. Strickland

Ben A. Strickland November 11, 2017

Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, Ahead of Print.
OBJECTIVEMetastasis to the spinal cord is rare, and optimal management of this disease is unclear. The authors investigated this issue by analyzing the results of surgical treatment of spinal intramedullary metastasis (IM) at a major cancer center.METHODSThe authors retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 13 patients who underwent surgery for IM.… Read More...

Michael B. Cloney November 11, 2017

Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, Ahead of Print.
OBJECTIVEVenous thromboembolic events (VTEs), including both deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism, are a major cause of morbidity and mortality after spine surgery. Prophylactic anticoagulation, or chemoprophylaxis, can prevent VTE. However, the timing of VTEs after spine surgery and the effect of chemoprophylaxis on VTE timing remain underinvestigated.METHODSThe records of 6869 consecutive spine surgeries were retrospectively examined.… Read More...

Michael B. Cloney November 11, 2017

Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, Ahead of Print.
OBJECTIVEVenous thromboembolic events (VTEs), including both deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism, are a major cause of morbidity and mortality after spine surgery. Prophylactic anticoagulation, or chemoprophylaxis, can prevent VTE. However, the timing of VTEs after spine surgery and the effect of chemoprophylaxis on VTE timing remain underinvestigated.METHODSThe records of 6869 consecutive spine surgeries were retrospectively examined.… Read More...

Owoicho Adogwa November 11, 2017

Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, Ahead of Print.
OBJECTIVEPostoperative delirium is common in elderly patients undergoing spine surgery and is associated with a longer and more costly hospital course, functional decline, postoperative institutionalization, and higher likelihood of death within 6 months of discharge.… Read More...

Owoicho Adogwa November 11, 2017

Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, Ahead of Print.
OBJECTIVEPostoperative delirium is common in elderly patients undergoing spine surgery and is associated with a longer and more costly hospital course, functional decline, postoperative institutionalization, and higher likelihood of death within 6 months of discharge.… Read More...

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