The Current State of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
- Transforaminal endoscopic spine surgery (TESS). Morgenstern, R. // Internet Journal of Minimally Invasive Spinal Technology;Supplement2008, p51
Background: The purpose of this paper is to present a new endoscopic surgical procedure, the Transforaminal Endoscopic Spine Surgery (TESS), with a posterolateral transforaminal approach under endoscopic control and with minimal aggression to the surrounding tissues. This procedure consists of a...
- Outcomes improve with a preop plan. Guttman, Cheryl // Ophthalmology Times;9/4/95, Vol. 20 Issue 34, p12
Reports that regular analysis of pre- and post-operative patient data helps identify sources of problems and leads to improved outcomes. Use of computerized program; Comprehensive intraocular lens/astigmatic worksheet; Tracking of technician performance.
- Editorial and Acknowledgment. Chiu, John C. // Internet Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgical Technology;2008, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p10
The article presents an introduction to the April 2008 issue of the "Internet Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgical Technology" which mentions the feature article titled "Guidelines for Endoscopic Spinal Surgery" and acknowledges some people who contribute to the journal.
- Comment on Abdallah et al. entitled 'Body mass index and risk of surgical site infection following spine surgery: a meta-analysis'. Tian, Mingbo; Zhang, Mingsheng; Guo, Xiaowei; Li, Shoufeng // European Spine Journal;Feb2014, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p477
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Body mass index and risk of surgical site infection following spine surgery: a meta-analysis" by D. Y. Abdallah and colleagues that was published in a 2013 issue of the journal.
- Updated guidelines aim to prevent surgical site infections, reduce costs. // Infectious Disease News;Jun2014, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p52
The article offers information on the updated guidelines for the prevention of surgical site infections (SSIs) and cost reduction for health care institutions in the U.S. in 2014.
- Ho: Yag laser-assisted lumbar disc decompression: A minimally invasive procedure under local anesthesia. Agarwal, S.; Bhagwat, A.S. // Neurology India;Mar2003, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p35
Reports on a study on the use of the minimally invasive procedure called laser-assisted disc decompression to treat contained lumbar intervertebral disc prolapse. Morbidity associated with open procedures for lumbar intervertebral disc prolapse; Success rate; Minimal complication rate;...
- Endoscopic outcomes of resorbable nasal packing after functional endoscopic sinus surgery: a multicenter prospective randomized controlled study. Berlucchi, Marco; Castelnuovo, Paolo; Vincenzi, Andrea; Morra, Bruno; Pasquini, Ernesto // European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology;Jun2009, Vol. 266 Issue 6, p839
Nasal packings can aid in control of postoperative bleeding and healing following functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), but traditional non-resorbable stents have several inherent drawbacks. We performed a randomized, controlled, multicenter clinical trial to assess efficacy of resorbable...
- ANAESTHETIC CONSIDERATIONS IN ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY. Raeder, Johan // Ambulatory Surgery;Apr2007 Supplement, Vol. 13, p118
The article identifies the factors to consider in assuring efficacy of anesthesia optimization in endoscopic surgery. Results of clinical analysis prove that endoscopy has become the preferable approach in medical practices because of various advantages including less wound, less tissue trauma...
- Surgery needs better support from EU. Di Lorenzo, Nicola; Tognoni, Valeria; Iezzi, Luca; Gaspari, Achille // Surgical Endoscopy;Feb2011, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p339
The author reflects on the need of the surgical operation professionals to exploit surgical innovations to improve quality life in Europe. He argues on how surgical professionals conduct surgical process, wherein several operative complications were reported including disability, prolonged stay...