Childs Nerv Syst (2017) 33:1563–1570 DOI 10.1007/s00381-017-3471-5 ORIGINAL PAPER Pediatric spondylolysis/spinal stenosis and disc herniation: national trends in decompression and discectomy surgery evaluated through the Kids’ Inpatient Database 1 1 2 3 1 Tridu R. Huynh & Carlito Lagman & Fadi Sweiss & Faris Shweikeh & Miriam Nuño & Doniel Drazin Received: 19 February 2017 /Accepted: 28 May 2017 /Published online: 22 June 2017 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017 Abstract routine discharge rates (12.3 vs 2.5%, p < 0.0001) versus Purpose The purpose of this study is to describe national discectomy. trends in spinal decompression without fusion and discectomy Conclusions Spinal decompression is associated with longer procedures in the US pediatric inpatient population. hospital stays, more complications, higher costs, and more Methods The Kids’ Inpatient Database (KID) was queried for non-routine discharges when compared to discectomy. The pediatric patients with primary diagnoses of spinal data supports the disparate nature of these disease processes spondylolysis/stenosis or disc herniation and having under- and elucidates basic clinical trends in uncommon spinal dis- gone spinal decompression without fusion or discectomy over orders affecting children. more than a decade (2000 to 2012). The primary (indirect) outcomes of interest were in-hospital complication rates, . . Keywords
Child's Nervous System – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 22, 2017
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