In the Journals

Lessons to be learned from Cushing’s early treatment of IM spinal cord tumors

November 16, 2015
Neurosurgery pioneer Harvey Cushing’s unpublished writing, “Technique of Laminectomy” revealed the challenges in pathological…

In the Journals

Laser interstitial thermotherapy may be a substitute for surgery in treating spinal metastasis

November 10, 2015
Early evidence shows spinal laser interstitial thermotherapy can provide local control, low mortality and improved outcomes in patients with a spinal…

In the JournalsPerspective

Irradiation cited as risk factor for cerebrospinal fluid leakage after total en bloc spondylectomy

November 5, 2015
Careful consideration of postoperative cerebrospinal fluid leakage should be given to patients with a history of surgical site irradiation who…

In the Journals

Cement-augmented and percutaneous instrumentation can provide effective treatment

October 21, 2015
According to the results of a recently published study, cement-augmented short-segment percutaneous posterolateral instrumentation for…

Meeting News Coverage

Pilot study: Imprint cytology rapidly delivers vertebral lesion diagnosis

October 15, 2015
CHICAGO — Results of a pilot study presented here indicate the efficacy of implant cytology as a diagnostic test for thoracolumbar vertebral…

In the Journals

No conclusive evidence of link between bone morphogenetic protein use, cancer

September 10, 2015
According to the results of a recently published study, surgeons should assess an individual’s risk of developing cancer from the use of…

5 items you need to read from July

August 7, 2015
Spine Surgery Today has put together a compilation of the five news stories and videos most viewed from June to keep you abreast of the current hot…

5 Questions with Spine Surgery TodayPublication Exclusive

A conversation with Rex A.W. Marco, MD

Spine Surgery Today, July/August 2015
In this issue, Spine Surgery Today poses five questions to Rex A.W. Marco, MD. He is vice chairman, chief of reconstructive spine surgery and…

In the Journals

Metastatic spinal cord compression surgery may alleviate pain and improve autonomy

July 16, 2015
Surgery for metastatic spinal cord compression decreased pain scores and improved patients’ autonomy and was associated with limited morbidity…

In the JournalsPerspective

Health insurance coverage varies by patient demographics, cancer type

May 20, 2015
The rates of health insurance coverage for patients with cancer tend to vary based on patient demographics and their cancer type, according to study…

In the Journals

Cordotomy in patients with cancer may cause more pain

April 15, 2015
Researchers found performing a cordotomy to treat bilateral pain in patients with cancer can result in increased or new pain; however, the procedure…

In the Journals

Early initiation of palliative care offers benefits to patients, family caregivers

April 8, 2015
Early initiation of palliative care for patients with advanced cancer may not only improve their survival, but also reduce the depression and stress…

In the Journals

Oncologists examine rising costs of cancer drugs

April 2, 2015
The rising costs of cancer drugs are detrimental to patient care and must be addressed, according to the authors of a special article published in…

In the Journals

3-D fluoroscopy image-guided pedicle screw placement can improve accuracy

March 31, 2015
Although the learning curve for intraoperative 3-D fluoroscopy-navigated pedicle screw placement is high, the approach can help improve accuracy and…

In the Journals

Caregivers of patients with cancer often have unmet support needs

March 13, 2015
Unmet health care service and information needs, as well as emotional and psychological needs, were common among caregivers of patients with cancer…

Meeting News Coverage

Extent of spinal metastasis should drive patient-centered management of MESCC

March 11, 2015
PHOENIX — In a North American multicenter study of 145 patients with symptomatic metastatic epidural spinal cord compression treated…

In the Journals

Expert discusses ASCO's policy statement on obesity–cancer link

March 3, 2015
Nearly 500,000 Americans are projected to be diagnosed with obesity-associated cancers annually by 2030, according to an ASCO press release. As…

Eight important stories to read regarding tumors in orthopedics

February 12, 2015
Orthopedics Today has highlighted eight important stories to keep your practice up-to-date regarding tumors and their impact on patients in…

EOS Imaging receives FDA clearance for Micro Dose

February 9, 2015
EOS Imaging recently announced that the FDA has cleared the Micro Dose feature for pediatric imaging. According to initial study results presented…

Clinical trial of procedure to relieve spinal cancer pain launched

January 28, 2015
Loyola University Medical Center has launched the first clinical trial in the United States to test a new combination treatment that delivers…