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Researchers examined 253 adult deformity correction patients to examine whether preoperative narcotics use had an impact on surgical outcomes and complications. The researchers published their findings in The Spine Journal. 
  Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for April 10, 2014.  
Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting will feature Alan Channing, CEO of Sinai Health System, in a session called "Surviving and Thriving as a Safety Net Hospital." All registration closes May 1st.  There are less than 65 spots left!  
The Food and Drug Administration granted 20 spine-related devices in March. 
Discuss professional service agreements in orthopedics and spine with Max Reiboldt of Coker Group at Becker's 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference.  Early registration ends May 1st!  
Here are tips from Select International to make employee feedback systems more effective. 
Stefano Sinicropi, MD, has begun seeing patients at Apple Valley (Minn.) Medical Center, according to a Herald Online report.  
Troy M. Tippett, MD, was awarded the Harvey Cushing Medal by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons for his contributions to neurosurgery through leadership, service and dedication, according to a News-Medical report.  
Robert Watkins, MD, successfully performed spine surgery on New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson, according to a report by The Times Picayune.  
Here are 4 important traits to focus on when building a team for your healthcare organization. 
A study recently published in The Spine Journal examined the cost and quality of life for patients with C5 palsy after posterior cervical decompression and fusion. 
Two U.S. Senators recently introduced a bill that would provide licensure clarity for sports medicine professionals, according to an American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons news release. 
Ruth Brinkley, CEO of KentuckyOne Health, will present on a panel called "Perspectives from Top Women Leaders" at Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting.  There are only 80 spaces left!  
 Becker's 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic, and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference will take place June 12-14 in Chicago.  Claim your spot today! 
  Mesoblast recently completed enrollment for its double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2 clinical trial at multiple sites across the United States and Australia to randomize 100 patients with intervertebral disc disease to receive either high doses of the company's allogeneic MPCs with hyaluronic acid carrier, hyaluronic acid carrier alone or saline solution.  
Here are some personal finance tips for hospital-based physicians from KeyBank. 
  Ellipse Technologies announced that for the first time since gaining 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration its MAGEC Spinal Bracing and Distraction System was successfully implanted in a progressive spinal deformity patient at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia.  
  A new study published in Brain shows that paralyzed spinal cord injury patients may be able to regain voluntary movement in their legs and feet, according to a Wall Street Journal report.  
Here are 4 things to know about HSAs. 
The American Association of Neurological Surgeons named Robert E. Harbaugh, MD, FAANS, president for 2015 to 2016. 
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