Medium-term outcome of posterior surgery in the treatment of non-tuberculous bacterial spinal infection

Aljawadi, A, Sethi, G, Imo, E, Arnall, FA, Choudhry, M, George, KJ, Tambe, A, Verma, R, Yasin, MN, Mohammed, S and Siddique, I 2019, 'Medium-term outcome of posterior surgery in the treatment of non-tuberculous bacterial spinal infection' , Journal of orthopaedics, 16 (6) , pp. 569-575.

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Abstract

to evaluate the outcome of posterior spinal stabilization surgery for the management of bacterial spinal infection. 21 patients with bacterial infection were managed surgically with posterior stabilization. Outcome measures included neurological status. Follow-up data collected using Spine Tango COMI questionnaires and Euro Qol EQ-5D. The mean improvement in neurological deficits was 0.91 Frankel grade. Residual symptoms of pain had no or minor effect on the work or usual activities in 52% of subjects, with 88% reported having either no or mid problems with mobility. Posterior surgery can improve neurological outcome in approximately half of the patients. [Abstract copyright: © 2019 Professor P K Surendran Memorial Education Foundation. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.]

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Additional Information: ** From PubMed via Jisc Publications Router **Journal IDs: pissn 0972-978X **Article IDs: pubmed: 31680747; pii: S0972-978X(19)30219-3; pmc: PMC6818358 **History: accepted 16-06-2019; submitted 21-04-2019
Uncontrolled Keywords: Discitis, Infection, Spine, Spondylodiscitis, Surgery
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of orthopaedics
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0972-978X
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Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2019 10:19
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2019 10:19
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/53096

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