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Joseph A Sclafani, Kamshad Raiszadeh, Ramin Raiszadeh, Paul Kim, Todd Doerr, Farhan Siddiqi, Ivan LaMotta, Paul Park, Cary Templin, Sandeep Gill, Kevin Liang, Choll W Kim
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of multi-site, prospectively collected database. OBJECTIVE: To assess the validity and utility of a prospective spine registry by sub-analysis of patients treated with MIS TLIF. BACKGROUND: The MIS registry is a large-scale, multi-center series of prospectively collected clinical information on outcomes, complications, and adverse events for minimally invasive spine procedures for the treatment of degenerative lumbar conditions...
2014: International Journal of Spine Surgery
Anna Capozzi, Stefano Lello, Alfredo Pontecorvi
There is great interest in new treatments of osteoporosis owing to general ageing of population and increased risk for fragility fractures in the elderly. Current therapies show a good efficacy in improving bone quality and bone density, but, in spite of a certain reduction in fracture rate, according to each treatment, the problem of osteoporotic fractures is yet far from to be solved. Moreover, some treatments may produce different side effects. Denosumab (Dmab), a receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL)-inhibitor, is an agent recently introduced in clinical practice for treatment of osteoporosis of postmenopausal women...
June 2014: Gynecological Endocrinology
Gaetano J Scuderi, Georgiy V Brusovanik, Laurence N Fitzhenry, Alexander R Vaccaro
BACKGROUND: Despite a lack of any evidence to support the utilization of closed-suction drainage after spinal surgery, it is a frequently utilized procedure. MATERIAL/METHODS: A retrospective evaluation of eighty-five consecutive posterior lumbar fusions at a single level for degenerative disease was performed during the six-year period between March of 1996 and February 2002 by a single surgeon. No patient had a drain placed at the conclusion of the surgical procedure...
February 2005: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
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