Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 30 October 2014 09:38
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Oct. 30, 2014.
Written by Anuja Vaidya and Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 29 October 2014 15:08
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:
Written by Anuja Vaidya | Wednesday, 29 October 2014 13:32
Debra Petrucci, MD, joined the medical staff of Yale New Haven (Conn.) Hospital and Yale School of Medicine as an associate professor of neurosurgery.
Written by Anuja Vaidya | Wednesday, 29 October 2014 13:28
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.
Written by Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 29 October 2014 09:51
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.
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.
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.
Written by Laura Dyrda | Tuesday, 28 October 2014 14:34
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.
Written by Laura Dyrda | Tuesday, 28 October 2014 14:30
Several spine specialty societies have come together to create a new document of universally-accepted definitions for spine conditions.
Written by Anuja Vaidya | Tuesday, 28 October 2014 14:15
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.
Written by Laura Dyrda | Tuesday, 28 October 2014 11:18
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.
Written by Anuja Vaidya | Monday, 27 October 2014 15:25
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.
Written by Anuja Vaidya | Monday, 27 October 2014 15:18
Engaging patients and physicians is essential to the growth of any healthcare organization. Here two physicians discuss how to make those connections.
Written by Anuja Vaidya | Monday, 27 October 2014 12:27
At the Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting — The Business and Operations of ASCs, Oct. 23 to 25, in Chicago, Robert S. Bray, MD, founding director and CEO, and Karen Reiter, RN, CNOR, RNFA, CASC, COO of Marina del Rey, Calif.-based DISC Sports & Spine Center, discussed bringing high-acuity procedures into ambulatory surgery centers from the surgeon's perspective as well as the COO’s perspective.
Written by Laura Dyrda | Monday, 27 October 2014 12:07
Which is more cost-effective for spinal arthrodesis: biological substitutes or extenders?
Written by Laura Dyrda | Monday, 27 October 2014 10:17
Here are 10 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons who were recently in the news.