Classification of older adults who underwent lumbar‐related surgery using pre‐operative biopsychosocial predictors and relationships with surgical recovery: An observational …

September 1, 2022

“Lumbar surgery is a commonly prescribed intervention for low back pain but poses higher risks and worse outcomes for older adults. Identifying clinical phenotypes based on biopsychosocial factors may help identify older adults who are at greatest risk for poor postoperative recovery.”

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Cervical spondylotic myelopathy with severe axial neck pain: is anterior or posterior approach better?

August 26, 2022

“The aim of this study was to determine whether multilevel anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) or posterior cervical laminectomy and fusion (PCLF) is superior for patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) and high preoperative neck pain.”

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Recent Trends in Medicare Utilization and Reimbursement for Spinal Cord Stimulators: 2000–2019

July 21, 2022

“Spinal cord stimulators (SCS) allow spine surgeons to provide relief for patients who suffer from chronic pain due to several disorders, such as failed back surgery syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome, and neuropathy.”

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The Collective Influence of Social Determinants of Health on Individuals Who Underwent Lumbar Spine Revision Surgeries: A Retrospective Cohort Study

June 27, 2022

“To analyze the collective effect of social determinants of health (SDH) on lumbar spine revision surgery outcomes using a retrospective cohort study design.”

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Recent Trends in Medicare Utilization and Reimbursement for Lumbar Fusion Procedures: 2000–2019

June 18, 2022
“Lumbar fusions are commonly performed spinal procedures. Despite this, publicly available lumbar fusion procedural and monetary data are sparse. This study aimed to evaluate trends in utilization and reimbursement for Medicare patients from 2000–2019.”
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Determining the time frame of maximum clinical improvement in surgical decompression for cervical spondylotic myelopathy when stratified by preoperative myelopathy severity: a …

June 17, 2022

“While surgical decompression is an important treatment modality for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM), it remains unclear if the severity of preoperative myelopathy status affects potential benefit from surgical intervention and when maximum postoperative improvement is expected.”

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456 Assessing the Efficacy of the mJOA in Myelopathic Patients: A Cervical QOD Study

April 1, 2022

“The cervical module of the prospectively enrolled Quality Outcomes Database (QOD) was queried. Patients over age 18 who underwent single-stage surgery for CSM were included.”

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Oren N. Gottfried, M.D. Differences in postoperative quality of life in young, early elderly, and late elderly patients undergoing surgical treatment for degenerative cervical myelopathy

March 11, 2022

“Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a common progressive spine disorder affecting predominantly middle-aged and elderly populations. With increasing life expectancy, the incidence of CSM is expected to rise further.”

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Research advances in the diagnosis and treatment of Chiari malformations: a bibliometric analysis

February 11, 2022

“Chiari malformation is a relatively rare condition involving herniation of the brain out of the skull and into the spinal canal.”

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