Publications

Oct 09.2018
Introduction: Value in health care is defined as the quotient of outcomes to cost. Both pediatric and adult spinal deformity surgeries are among the most expensive procedures offered today. Read More...
Nov 30.2017
Study Design: Retrospective cohort study using the Pediatric Health Information System database. Objective: To describe longitudinal patterns of prophylactic antibiotic use and determinants of antibiotic choice for spinal fusion Read More...
Nov 30.2017
Study Design: Retrospective cohort study using the Pediatric Health Information Systems database. Objective: To determine the association between antifibrinolytic use and red cell transfusions in spinal fusion operations performed Read More...
Nov 30.2017
Readmission for surgical-site infection (SSIs) following spinal fusion for NMS impacts costs, patient risk, and family burden; however, it may be preventable. The purpose of this study was to Read More...
Nov 30.2017
Lean methodology was developed in the manufacturing industry to increase output and decrease costs. These labor organization methods have become the mainstay of major manufacturing companies Read More...
Nov 30.2017
Study Design. Observational cohort pilot study. Objective. To determine the impact of a multidisciplinary conference on treatment decisions for lumbar degenerative spine Read More...
Nov 30.2017
Abstract Complication rates for complex adult lumbar scoliosis surgery are unacceptably high. Standardized preoperative evaluation protocols have been shown to significantly reduce the likelihood of a spectrum of negative Read More...
Nov 30.2017
OBJECTIVE Systematic multidisciplinary approaches to improving quality and safety in complex surgical care have shown promise. Complication rates from complex spine surgery range from 10% to 90% for all surgeries, Read More...
Oct 29.2017
Background: Complication rates in complex spine surgery range from 25% to 80% in published studies. Numerous studies have shown that surgeons are not able to accurately predict whether patients Read More...
Oct 29.2017
Study Design: Retrospective consecutive case review pre- and post-intervention. Objectives: Characterize the effects of the Read More...