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Ten spine surgeons weigh in on experimental therapies and how they handle discussions with patients who want to try some of these therapies.
Here are four spine and neurosurgeons in the headlines for the week ending on Dec. 2, 2016.
Jim Doty, MD, a Stanford (Calif.) Medicine neurosurgeon, urges people to demonstrate kindness and compassion in their lives, according to Stanford Medicine.
A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine examines whether the surgical effectiveness measures for lumbar spine surgery patients can predict two-year outcomes.
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Dec. 1, 2016.

6. 9 spine surgeons & neurosurgeons on the move in November 2016

Written by Megan Wood | Thursday, 01 December 2016 14:41
Here are nine spine surgeons and neurosurgeons that joined new organizations or received promotions in November, 2016.
Astronauts may suffer from visual impairment intracranial pressure following long-duration space missions, according to Jagran Josh. University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers presented their findings at the Radiological Society of North America annual meeting on Nov. 28, 2016, in Chicago.
Surgeons performed the first robotic spine surgery in western New York at Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph campus in Cheektowaga, according to WIVB.com.
A study recently published in Spine examined cervical spine surgeries for NFL players to see whether the level of surgery had an impact on performance-based outcomes.
The global minimally invasive spine surgery market will likely grow between 2016 and 2020, based on a Technavio report, according to medGadget.
The global neurosurgery market is expected to grow between 2016 and 2019, according to a Technavio report.
A new study published in Spine examines 30-day readmissions for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.
In April 2016, Juan Torres-Reveron, MD, PhD, performed the first spine surgery using Montpellier, France-based Medtech's ROSA Spine robot. Dr. Torres-Reveron, a neurosurgeon with Premier Health's Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, performed a two-level lumbar spine fusion.

14. 10 statistics on orthopedic spine surgeon compensation

Written by Laura Dyrda | Monday, 28 November 2016 20:28
Here are 10 statistics on orthopedic spine surgeon compensation from the 2016 MGMA Provider Compensation and Production Report based on 2015 survey data.
Orthopedic spine surgeon Kam Raiszadeh, MD, wrote a book titled, "Take Back Control: A Surgeon's Guide to Healing Your Spine Without Medications or Surgery," as chronic back pain continues to gain prevalence globally, according to Rancho Santa Fe Review.

16. Dr. Walter Eckman to retire: 5 things to know

Written by Laura Dyrda | Monday, 28 November 2016 16:10
Tupelo, Miss.-based neurosurgeon Walter Eckman, MD, retired after more than 40 years in neurosurgery, according to a Daily Journal report.

17. 4 key notes on placebos in spine clinical trials

Written by Laura Dyrda | Monday, 28 November 2016 16:08
A study published in The Spine Journal examines placebos used during lumbar and pelvic joint thrust manipulation clinical trials.
Michael Roh, MD, and Fred Sweet, MD, of Illinois-based Rockford Spine Center, attended the Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting & Course in Prague, Czech Republic.
The Congress of Neurological Surgeons has entered into a partnership with Oxford University Press.

20. Overlooked osteoporosis in TLIF patients: 4 insights

Written by Megan Wood | Wednesday, 23 November 2016 17:32
Researchers investigated the prevalence of undiagnosed osteoporosis in patients receiving transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion, according to Medscape. Spine published the study.
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