1. Dr. Deborrah Hyde receives lifetime achievement award

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Friday, 31 October 2014 12:24
Deborrah Hyde, MD, California's first black female neurosurgeon, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Association of Black Women Physicians, according to a Los Angeles Wave report.

2. Dr. Rodigo Cayme joins Spine Physicians Institute

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Friday, 31 October 2014 12:22
Dallas-based Spine Physicians Institute added Rodigo Cayme, MD, to its physician team.

3. 10 statistics & facts on spine and neurosurgeon pay

Written by Laura Dyrda | Thursday, 30 October 2014 15:20
According to PROFILES The Online Database of Graduating Physicians' 2013-2014 Physician Salary Survey, orthopedic surgeons have the top earnings among physician specialists.
This year has seen a number of spine surgery "firsts" which could potentially change the industry as we know it. Five spine surgeons discuss these innovations as well as what they see as the next big clinical innovation in spine. 
Bruce H. Levin, MD, has been named professional of the year by Strathmore's Who's Who, which publishes an annual biographical registry of individuals who have contributed significantly to their field.
Ali Araghi, DO, and his team at Phoenix-based Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics, performed a two-level disc replacement on Garrett Long, the first patient in Arizona to receive this procedure, according to a report by Your West Valley News.
An article published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine examines whether early multimodal prophylaxis can decrease the incidence of venous thromboemolism after spine surgery.
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Oct. 30, 2014.
  Clinical innovation moves at breakneck speed, and this year saw a number of 'firsts' in spine surgery. Here are four that could potentially change the spine industry:
Debra Petrucci, MD, joined the medical staff of Yale New Haven (Conn.) Hospital and Yale School of Medicine as an associate professor of neurosurgery. 
A study found patients treated with Pacira Pharmaceuticals' EXPAREL experienced statistically significant lower rates of urinary retention, respiratory depression and fall risk compared to their counterparts in a control group.
JAMA Surgery published a cost-effectiveness study on two-level artificial disc replacement using the Mobi-C Cervical Disc from LDR, comparing the procedure to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.

13. How does obesity impact lumbar spine treatment? 5 key findings

Written by Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 29 October 2014 09:35
A study evaluating the impact of high obesity on lumbar spinal condition treatment was published in the recent edition of Spine.

14. 3 trends in ASC spine care

Written by Tamara Rosin | Tuesday, 28 October 2014 17:09
At the 21st Annual Becker's ASC Conference in Chicago on Oct. 24, Kinglsey R. Chin, MD, orthopedic and spine surgeon, president and CEO, chief technology officer of SpineFrontier, located in Beverly, Mass., and Lane Spero, MD, orthopedic surgeon of Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates, located in Bristol, Conn., discussed the future of spine in ASCs in a panel moderated by Timothy Fry, an attorney at McGuireWoods LLP.
  An article published in Spine examines the cost-effectiveness of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion as well as cervical disc replacement at five years using the Markov analysis.
Several spine specialty societies have come together to create a new document of universally-accepted definitions for spine conditions.
Physicians at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago developed a free assessment tool to measure a child's growth and monitor their spine health allowing for early detection of scoliosis.

18. Dr. Gaurav Telhan joins Virginia Spine Institute

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Tuesday, 28 October 2014 13:12
Reston-based Virginia Spine Institute added Gaurav Telhan, MD, to its medical staff.
Physicians often quote patient trust as crucial for optimized care delivery. But do patients really trust their providers? A 2013 Gallup poll shows people think the most honest and ethical professionals are nurses, followed by pharmacists and grade school teachers. Medical doctors ranked fourth, tied with military officers and outranking police officers easily.
Howard Yonas, MD, chairman of the Albuquerque-based University of New Mexico School of Medicine neurosurgery department, is one of the recipients of the 2014 UNM Presidential Awards of Distinction.
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