North American Spine Society Annual Meeting

Healio brings you the highlights from North American Spine Society Annual Meeting. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from NASS, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

Meeting News

High incidence of non-thoracolumbar orthopedic events found with symptomatic lumbar scoliosis

November 3, 2019
CHICAGO — Patients with adult symptomatic lumbar scoliosis experienced a high non-thoracolumbar orthopedic disease burden requiring surgery…
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Anterior approach, additional drains preoperatively may mitigate cerebrospinal fluid leaks

October 24, 2019
CHICAGO — Spine surgeons may be able to mitigate some dural tears and subsequent cerebrospinal fluid leaks by taking steps preoperatively and…
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VIDEO: Imputation methods successfully evaluate long-term outcomes after total disc replacement

October 17, 2019
CHICAGO — At the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, Vikas V. Patel, MD, discussed a study that compared imputation methods for the…
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VIDEO: Laboratory markers may be useful prognostic measures for survival after spinal metastases

October 15, 2019
CHICAGO — At the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, Andrew J. Schoenfeld, MD, discussed his paper, which was won the 2019 Outstanding…
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Female gender was protective against positive cultures in revision spine surgery

October 14, 2019
CHICAGO — Among 51 patients with pseudarthrosis who underwent revision lumbar spine surgery and had intraoperative cultures, investigators…
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Increased age, injury level linked with greater in-hospital mortality after spinal cord injuries

October 14, 2019
CHICAGO — Among elderly patients with a spinal cord injury, researchers found the risk of morality was greater when patients had an increased…
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VIDEO: NASS president discusses leadership and inclusion strategies

October 8, 2019
CHICAGO — William J. Sullivan, MD, said he plans for continuity of leadership, relationships and ideas during his term as 35th president of the…
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Decompression without fusion inappropriate for most degenerative scoliosis scenarios

October 3, 2019
CHICAGO — An appropriate use criteria study presented at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting showed decompression without fusion…
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Study links intraoperative corticosteroids in gel matrix with reduced dysphagia after ACDF

September 27, 2019
CHICAGO — Local intraoperative steroids to prophylactically reduce dysphagia postoperatively in patients who undergo multilevel anterior…
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Chronic opioid therapy before lumbar arthrodesis yielded poor outcomes

September 27, 2019
CHICAGO — Chronic opioid therapy prior to lumbar arthrodesis was associated with prolonged or continued postoperative use, as well as inferior…