Anxiety, Depression Contribute to Higher LOS After Posterior Spinal Fusion in AIS Patients
By Admin | August 11, 2020
A multidisciplinary team from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina and Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia has found that an increased length of stay (LOS) of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients with anxiety or depression who have posterior spinal fusion (PSF).
Their work, “Depression and anxiety as emerging contributors to increased hospital length of stay after posterior spinal fusion in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis,” appears in the June 14, 2020 edition of the North American Spine Society Journal.
Co-author Albert Thomas Anastasio, M.D. is a PGY-2 orthopedic surgery resident at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He commented to OSN, “Through collaboration on patient care with my colleagues in psychiatry as well as through my own direct interactions with adolescent patients, I have been made aware of the rising...(More)
For more information please read, Anxiety, Depression Contribute to Higher LOS After Posterior Spinal Fusion in AIS Patients, by OrthoSpineNews