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Three spine surgeons on their favorite books and articles of the year.
A new study published in Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine outlined a predictive model for 12-month postoperative pain, disability and quality of life for patients receiving elective lumbar spine surgery.  
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Oct. 19, 2017.
New York City-based NewYork-Presbyterian renamed The Spine Hospital after receiving a $25 million donation from Daniel and Jane Och.
Cleveland-based Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers investigated the neural signals controlling the diaphragm, in a study published by Cell Reports.
The neurosurgery segment within the North American intraoperative neuromonitoring market will continue dominating through 2022, according to an Arizton Advisory & Intelligence analysis.
Brian Willis, MD, will serve as the interim chairman of Louisiana-based LSU Health Shreveport's neurosurgery department, according to KTBS.
A new study published in Spinal Deformity examines whether using two surgeons for posterior spinal fusion patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis who have large-magnitude curves produces better outcomes.
Frank Phillips, MD, co-founder of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Rush in Chicago, discusses his biggest concern for spine surgeons today.
Indian River County officials charged 51-year-old orthopedic spine surgeon Johnny Benjamin, MD, with felony fentanyl trafficking, robbery and grand theft, according to TC Palm.
A new study published in Spine examines risk factors for reoperation in degenerative spondylolisthesis patients.

12. Top 10 Spine Review articles: Oct. 9-13

Written by Megan Wood | Friday, 13 October 2017 18:22
Here are the 10 most-read articles featured on Becker's Spine Review between Oct. 9 and Oct. 13.
Here are nine spine and neurosurgeons making headlines.
Robert Huang, MD, joined Sacred Heart's Pediatric Care Center at Gulf Breeze (Fla.), according to Santa Rosa's Press Gazette.
A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine examines patient reported outcomes and the impact of major complications. 
Aetna issued a coverage policy update for laminotomy with arthrodesis procedures and continues to consider additional edits for upcoming policy revision, according to a letter from North American Spine Society President F. Todd Wetzel, MD.

17. Dr. Israel Chambi honored as 2017 Top Doctor: 5 highlights

Written by Megan Wood | Thursday, 12 October 2017 19:35
Israel P. Chambi, MD, has been named a 2017 Top Doctor in Santa Ana, Calif.
Robert Watkins, MD, will perform spine surgery on Cincinnati Bengals' player Tyler Eifert, according to Cincinnati.com.

19. 2 spine surgeons on the mentors who inspired them

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 12 October 2017 16:46
Two spine surgeons discuss the clinicians they look up to in their professional lives.
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Oct. 12, 2017.
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