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1. PEEK vs. Acrylic cage for spinal fusion: 5 key notes

Written by Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 15 February 2017 10:06
A study published in Clinical Spine Surgery compares PEEK cages with an Acrylic cage for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.
Millerton, Okla.-based Phillips Co. announced that rub-it-on TetraStem treatment can help spinal cord-injured patients recover.
American College of Physicians offers new guidelines for how physicians should treat low back pain, in an article published in Annals of Internal Medicine. 
A new study published in Spine examines how vancomycin and gentamicin antibiotics affect human osteoblast proliferation, metabolic function and bone mineralization during spine surgery.
Daniel Fulkerson, MD, a pediatric neurosurgeon in Indianapolis, published his first book titled, "Nothing Good Happens at…The Baby Hospital."
A recent study conducted at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus found that spinal cord patients are often in danger of contracting infections and diseases during hospital rehabilitation, according to Digital Journal.
Riverhead, N.Y.-based Peconic Bay Medical Center, a part of Great Neck, N.Y.-based Northwell Health, named Robert M. Galler, DO, the new director of neurosurgery.
Rush University Medical Center researchers investigated patients' knowledge of radiation exposure from spinal imaging, in a study published in The Spine Journal.

9. 6 trends in complications for spinal metastases surgery

Written by Laura Dyrda | Monday, 13 February 2017 11:10
An article published in Clinical Spine Surgery examines the perioperative complications associated with spinal metastases surgery.
A pain management conference, PAINWeekEnd, will take place in Denver on March 4 and March 5, 2017. Global Education Group provides the conference.
A study in titled "Lumbar Spine Postures in Marines During Simulated Operational Positions" correlates marines' activities with increased lower back pain and intervertebral disc degeneration, according to The Lemoore Navy News.
Amino conducted an analysis of every injury diagnosis in its database between 2012 and 2016.
Here are four spine surgeons who were in the news this week:
John R. Barker, MD, of Rocky Mountain Spine Clinic in Lone Tree, Colo., will be included in the upcoming publication of The Leading Physicians of the World.
New York City-based Weill Cornell Medicine's Center for Comprehensive Spine Care offers spine patients a new kind of experience.
Three spine surgeons discuss healthcare regulatory burdens.
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Feb. 9, 2017.
The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery submitted comments to Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield about coding edits, one of which is scheduled for implementation this year.
BioRestorative Therapies of Melville, N.Y., received FDA clearance to begin phase two of their BRTX-100 clinical trial.
Spine surgeon, Donald Hales, MD, retired as the longest practicing surgeon at Flagstaff, Ariz.-based Northern Arizona Orthopaedics, according to the Flagstaff Business News.
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