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The role of postoperative antibiotic duration on surgical site infection after lumbar surgery.

Mohamed Macki, Travis Hamilton, Seokchun Lim, Tarek R Mansour, Edvin Telemi, Michael Bazydlo, Lonni Schultz, David R Nerenz, Paul Park, Victor Chang, Jason Schwalb, Muwaffak M Abdulhak,

<h4>Objective</h4>Despite a general consensus regarding the administration of preoperative antibiotics, poorly defined comparison groups and underpowered studies prevent clear guidelines for postoperative antibiotics. Utilizing a data set tailored specifically to spine surgery outcomes, in this clinical study the authors aimed to determine whether there is a role for postoperative antibiotics ... Read more >>

J Neurosurg Spine (Journal of neurosurgery. Spine)
[2021, :1-7]

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Reducing Superfluous Opioid Prescribing Practices After Brain Surgery: It Is Time to Talk About Drugs.

Karam Asmaro, Hassan A Fadel, Sameah A Haider, Jacob Pawloski, Edvin Telemi, Tarek R Mansour, Ankush Chandra, Michael Bazydlo, Adam M Robin, Ian Y Lee, Ellen L Air, Jack P Rock, Steven N Kalkanis, Jason M Schwalb,

<h4>Background</h4>Opioids are prescribed routinely after cranial surgery despite a paucity of evidence regarding the optimal quantity needed. Overprescribing may adversely contribute to opioid abuse, chronic use, and diversion.<h4>Objective</h4>To evaluate the effectiveness of a system-wide campaign to reduce opioid prescribing excess while maintaining adequate analgesia.<h4>Methods</h4>A retrospective cohort study of patients undergoing ... Read more >>

Neurosurgery (Neurosurgery)
[2021, 89(1):70-76]

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