In the Journals

Study: Increased risk of mortality seen in glioblastoma patients readmitted to a hospital within 30 days

February 21, 2014
Patients who were readmitted to hospitals after a recent diagnosis of glioblastoma within 30 days were at a 30% greater risk for mortality, according…

In the Journals

Age seen as scoliosis risk factor after chest wall resection of tumors in children

February 12, 2014
In a study of children who underwent resection of malignant tumors of the chest wall, researchers discovered patients who had at least three ribs…

Researchers develop index to better predict metastatic spine disease survival

Spine Surgery Today, January/February
BIRMINGHAM, England — A simple new score researchers developed from existing scores may be a good tool to predict survival in patients with…

5 Questions with Spine Surgery Today

A conversation with Daniel Refai, MD

Spine Surgery Today, January/February
In this issue, Spine Surgery Today poses five questions to Daniel Refai, MD, assistant professor of neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery at Emory…

In the Journals

Malignancy incidence greater among spondylarthritis patients treated with anti-TNF drugs

December 17, 2013
Patients with spondylarthritis who were treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor tended to have greater incidence of malignancy when compared with the…

Commentary

Spine Surgery Today welcomes chief medical editors

Spine Surgery Today, May/June 2014
  Scott D. Boden   John C. Liu We welcome new Chief Medical Editors with this issue of Spine Surgery Today, a…

Meeting News Coverage

Researchers develop index to better predict metastatic spine disease survival

October 7, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, England — A simple new score researchers developed from existing scores may be a good tool to predict survival in patients with…

In the Journals

Study: Increased risk of new cancers found in patients exposed to high-dose rhBMP-2

September 18, 2013
In patients who underwent spinal arthrodesis, researchers found a high dose of 40 mg of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 increased the…

In the Journals

Study: Spinal surgery with rhBMP-2 yields 11.6% rate of major complications

September 9, 2013
A group of patients who underwent spinal surgery with a dose of recombinant human morphogenetic protein-2 greater than 40 mg had a 11.6% incidence of…

In the Journals

BMP use in lumbar fusion surgery linked with benign tumors

September 6, 2013
After adjusting for covariates, investigators of this study found patients who underwent lumbar fusion surgery with the use of bone morphogenetic…

Perspective

Carbon ion radiotherapy found effective in controlling growth of spinal sarcomas

HemOnc Today, November 10, 2013
Researchers from Japan recently confirmed that using carbon ion radiotherapy is effective in controlling cancer growth in patients with spinal…

Perspective

Carbon ion radiotherapy found effective in controlling growth of spinal sarcomas

August 13, 2013
Researchers from Japan recently confirmed that using carbon ion radiotherapy is effective in controlling cancer growth in patients with spinal…

Industry News

Aurora Spine receives CE mark approval for interspinous fusion system

August 7, 2013
Aurora Spine announced that it has received CE Mark approval for its ZIP MIS Interspinous Fusion System, according to a company press release. A…

In the Journals

Eliminating high-dose, unnecessary pediatric CT scans could reduce imaging-related cancers by two-thirds

June 11, 2013
Efforts to reduce the highest radiation doses administered to children who undergo CT scans, as well as the elimination of unnecessary scans, may…

In the Journals

Study: TNF inhibitors improve bone mineral density

February 26, 2013
Tumor necrosis factor inhibitors increased Stoke Ankylosing Spondylitis Spinal Scores and bone mineral density in patients with ankylosing…

Industry News

Zimmer Holdings launches anterior spine implant system

January 22, 2013
Zimmer Holdings Inc. announced the launch of the Zimmer V2F Anterior Fixation System, an implant system for the treatment of thoracolumbar burst…

Industry News

K2M receives clearance for corpectomy cage system

March 14, 2012
K2M Inc. has received 510k clearance from the FDA to market its SANTORINI Corpectomy Cage Systems. The system is designed to replace collapsed…

Industry News

Eden Spine VBR receives FDA clearance for GIZA device

February 6, 2012
Eden Spine announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its new vertebral body replacement device, the GIZA. The GIZA is an expandable…

Meeting News Coverage

Multifractional SBRT schedule not associated with poorer local control in spinal metastases

October 2, 2011
2011 ASTRO Annual Meeting MIAMI - One- and 2-year OS rates were similar for patients who underwent multifractional stereotactic body radiation…

Surgery better than radiation alone for metastatic spinal compression

August 26, 2005
Treating metastatic epidural spinal cord compression using direct decompressive surgery followed by radiotherapy yields significantly better outcomes…