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Impact of Bracing After Posterior Spinal Instrumented FusionImpact of Bracing After Posterior Spinal Instrumented Fusion

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:00:00 EST

Could bracing after posterior spinal instrumented fusion help improve pain relief and quality of life?
Spine



Blood-Loss Management in Spine SurgeryBlood-Loss Management in Spine Surgery

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:00:00 EST

Which strategies may help minimize the incidence of perioperative blood loss during spine surgical procedures?
Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons



Etanercept Biosimilar Is Effective, Well-tolerated for Rheumatoid ArthritisEtanercept Biosimilar Is Effective, Well-tolerated for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:28:09 EST

The biosimilar LBEC0101 is equivalent to etanercept (Enbrel) in treating patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who respond inadequately to methotrexate, according to researchers from Korea and Japan.
Reuters Health Information



Preoperative Depression, Lumbar Fusion, and Opioid UsePreoperative Depression, Lumbar Fusion, and Opioid Use

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:00:00 EST

This study investigated whether patients with preexisting depression have poorer outcomes following lumbar fusion. Does preoperative depression increase the use of postoperative opioids?
Neurosurgical Focus