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Costs for septic revisions higher than aseptic revisions

October 22, 2014

Costs for septic revisions were more than twice as high compared with aseptic revisions, according to study results.

For an analysis of the major variable direct costs involved in revision total hip arthroplasty (THA) for aseptic and septic failure, researchers retrospectively reviewed data from 144 patients treated with revision THA for aseptic and septic failure between January 2009 and March 2012. Diagnosis of aseptic or septic loosening was based on the presence of typical pain in the leg, imaging evidence of loosening, and characteristic laboratory and pathophysiologic parameters in blood and biopsy specimens from the joint.

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Patients' race impacted length of stay after elective spine surgery

October 22, 2014
BOSTON — Patients’ race had a definite impact on their length of hospital stay after elective spine surgery, according to data presented at the Congress of…
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Departments, residency programs take steps to create, support neurosurgery leaders

October 22, 2014
BOSTON — Leadership and neurosurgical careers can successfully coexist with good communication skills, leadership-development curriculums and residency programs…
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Age, ODI can predict EQ-5D scores after lumbar laminectomy, fusion

October 22, 2014
BOSTON — Older age and higher Oswestry Disability Index score correlated to greater gains in quality of life at both 3 months and 1 year after multilevel lumbar…
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Be part of disruptive innovation to control costs, transform health care

Orthopedics Today, October 2014
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Last month, the merger of two of Chicago’s largest hospital systems, Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University…
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NY Times gets it wrong: You can bill for counselling patients about end of life or anything else

September 17, 2014
On Aug. 30, the New York Times featured an article entitled “Coverage for End-of-Life Talks Gaining Ground”…
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Best detection methods for dorsal screw penetration in treating distal radius fractures

October 21, 2014
TAMPA, Fla. — At the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Lisa K. Cannada, MD, spoke about her study on…
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