In a study published by The Spine Journal, researchers compared the reliability of reading CT scans of thoracolumbar spine fractures via two formats:

2. The man behind the fraud — Who is Dr. Aria Sabit?

Written by Megan Wood | Thursday, 26 January 2017 15:09
On Jan. 10, 2017, neurosurgeon Aria Sabit, MD, received a 235-month prison sentence for fraud. He had been behind bars since his arrest on Nov. 24, 2014. 
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Jan. 26, 2017.
Imran Wahedna, MD, joined Orlin and Cohen Orthopedic Group in Long Island, NY.
Leslie K. Shokes, MD, MS, will be included the upcoming publication of The Leading Physicians of the World, a subsidiary of the International Association of Healthcare Professionals.
The global platelet rich plasma market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 12.5 percent through 2024, according to a Transparency Market Research report.
The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs approved Ben Carson, MD, for the position of Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary, as reported by Reuters.
The Leading Physicians of the World will highlight Patrick B. Senatus, MD, PhD, in its upcoming edition, following his induction into the International Association of HealthCare Professionals.

9. SCS therapy declines or stabilizes opioid usage: 4 insights

Written by Megan Wood | Tuesday, 24 January 2017 20:00
Researchers analyzed whether spinal cord stimulatory therapy impacted opioid use among chronic pain patients, according to pharmiweb.com.
A new study published in Spine examines surgical utilization for civilian gunshot-induced spinal cord injuries.
Here are three spine surgeons in the news this week.
Researchers at University of Queensland and Princess Alexandra Hospital, both based in Australia, are jumpstarting a clinical trial for spinal cord injury treatment, according to Medical Xpress.
A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine compared repeat discectomy to fusion for patients with recurrent disc herniation.

14. How 7 spine surgeons managed (and are managing) their debt

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 19 January 2017 21:27
Seven spine surgeons share advice on managing debt and meeting personal financial goals.
The Leading Physicians of the World will feature Patrick B. Senatus, MD, PhD, in its upcoming issue.
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Jan. 19, 2017.

17. 5 findings on adjacent segment disease after TLIF

Written by Laura Dyrda | Thursday, 19 January 2017 10:51
A new study published in Spine examines the risk factors associated with transforaminal interbody fusion for lumbar degenerative disc disease.
The Michael and Ann Ciresi Midwest Fetal Care Center based in Minneapolis will now offer open fetal surgery.
A new study published in the International Journal of Spine Surgery examines the readmission rate for outpatient anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.
The Beaumont Awards Program organization awarded Richard Francis, MD, MBA, the 2016 Best of Beaumont Award in the doctor category.
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