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Incidence and Risk Analysis of Surgical Site Infection in Spine Surgery Patients in an Outpatient versus Hospital Cohort

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.035
Pages: 
450–6
Synopsis: 
A surgical site infection is a well-documented form of patient morbidity. A significant decrease was noted in an outpatient setting. Modifiable risk factors such as weight, smoking, alcohol use and numbers of levels necessary for operation should be considered.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Surgical site infection (SSI) is a well-documented cause of patient morbidity, with an associated increase in cost to the healthcare system. The move to outpatient surgery is to reduce the overall cost of surgery in conjunction with improved patient morbidity.

Accepted: 
12 May, 2017
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e-Published: 10 Jul, 2017

Avoiding Transfusion in 700 consecutive Outpatient Spine Surgery Patients Using Less Exposure Surgery Techniques

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.030
Pages: 
424–7
Synopsis: 
Blood loss requiring the need for transfusion is a major potential in spine surgery. There is a need to decrease the risk of transfusion to transition to outpatient surgery. This study demonstrated that no patients required transfusion using several tips and techniques.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Spine surgery is transitioning using minimally invasive and less exposure surgery (LES) techniques. Blood loss requiring transfusions remains a distinct complication. The authors aim to demonstrate the use of tips and techniques in decreasing the risk of transfusion in the outpatient setting.

Accepted: 
12 May, 2017
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e-Published: 24 May, 2017

Trends in Inpatient versus Outpatient Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion in the United States of America: An Epidemiologic and Economic Analysis

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.026
Pages: 
399-403
Synopsis: 
Review of national trend in outpatient anterior cervical fusion showed an increase over four years. There was no correlation to reimbursements in database sample.

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Accepted: 
12 May, 2017
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e-Published: 24 May, 2017
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