Navigation Links
Obese Patients May Have Less Success With Back Surgery
Date:1/15/2013

TUESDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Obese patients who undergo back surgery for a slipped or ruptured lumbar disk (lumbar disk herniation) spend more time in the operating room and have more blood loss and longer hospital stays than non-obese patients, according to a new study.

The study also found that obese patients fare worse after surgical or nonsurgical treatment than those who aren't obese.

The study included more than 300 obese patients and about 850 non-obese patients who had surgical or non-surgical treatment for lumbar disk herniation. Four years after treatment, obese patients showed less improvement in physical function. Both groups had similar improvements in pain levels.

Obese patients did not have higher rates of infection, complications during surgery, recurrent disk herniation or reoperation. The benefit of surgery over nonsurgical treatment was not affected by a patient's weight, according to the study, which was published in the January issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

"The findings suggest that obese patients with symptomatic lumbar disk herniation do not do as well as non-obese patients with nonsurgical or surgical treatment," study author Dr. Jeffrey Rihn, an associate professor at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the Rothman Institute, in Philadelphia, said in a journal news release.

"The results of this study may be helpful in educating patients about their treatment options and expected outcomes," he added. "These findings may suggest that weight loss should be encouraged in patients with this condition. However, this study does not specifically address whether weight loss in obese patients would affect their clinical outcome with nonsurgical or surgical treatment."

More information

The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study finds poorer outcomes for obese patients treated for lumbar disc herniation
2. Obese moms risk having babies with low vitamin D
3. Study Questions Advice Given to Obese Pregnant Women
4. Metformin improves blood glucose levels and BMI in very obese children
5. Supplements of Red Wine Antioxidant Dont Help Obese Men
6. Obese but happy gene challenges the common perception of link between depression and obesity
7. Poor Neighborhoods Home to More Obese Kids: Study
8. Study overturns common assumption about knee replacements in morbidly obese individuals
9. Obese Children Struggle With Joint Pain: Study
10. Obese Teens Face Higher Risk for Kidney Disease: Study
11. Obese Boys, Impotent Men?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Obese Patients May Have Less Success With Back Surgery
(Date:4/17/2014)... California, San Diego School of Medicine report that older ... recent major loss are more likely to be compassionate ... is published in this month,s issue of the ... behaviors are associated with better health and well-being as ... to improve the outcomes of individuals whose deficits in ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... NY In a review published in the April ... president of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, says ... medical community,s approach to treating sepsis, which ... Americans. , Sepsis occurs when molecules released into the ... throughout the body. Inflammation is necessary for maintaining good ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... A Northwestern University synthetic biology team has created ... create programmable therapeutics that could travel the body ... disease. , Engineering cell-based, biological devices that monitor ... in clinical synthetic biology. However, no existing technology ... a patient,s physiological state and respond in a ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... MAYWOOD, Il. (April 17, 2014) Doctors who ... disease called lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) can face an agonizing ... progression of the disease and help relieve shortness ... lung transplants, and sirolimus can cause potentially fatal ... said pulmonologist Dr. Daniel Dilling, medical director of ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... The cause of neuronal death in Parkinson,s disease is ... may be mistaken for foreign invaders and killed by ... autoimmune diseases like type I diabetes, celiac disease, and ... published April 16, 2014, in Nature Communications . ... in Parkinson,s disease; but if true, it could lead ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The ilk of human kindness 2Health News:Feinstein Institute researcher publishes new perspective on sepsis 2Health News:Building 'smart' cell-based therapies 2Health News:Patients with rare lung disease face agonizing treatment dilemma 2Health News:Patients with rare lung disease face agonizing treatment dilemma 3Health News:Is Parkinson's an autoimmune disease? 2
... growth worsens ovarian cancer, but its production can be stifled ... nanoparticle, a research team led by scientists at The University ... Journal of the National Cancer Institute. , "The protein interleukin-8 ... senior author Anil Sood, M.D., professor in the M. D. ...
... Works to Help Hollywood ,Stay Sane in an Insane ... ... Roy, M.A., "The,Industry Therapist" ( http://www.theIndustryTherapist.com ) is asking the,question why the ... Spears, mental illness., "Heath Ledger,s death is being treated with kid ...
... Feb. 26 Hologic, Inc.,(Nasdaq: HOLX ) today ... at the Raymond James & Associates 29th Annual,Institutional Investors ... Grand Cypress Hotel in Orlando, FL., Interested parties ... of,Hologic,s investor presentation on Monday, March 3, 2008 at ...
... clots, study says, , , TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) ... associated with cancer treatment-related anemia may do more harm ... , The drugs -- erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) -- increase ... risk of blood clots known as venous thromboembolisms (VTE) ...
... Increased ... 3.85% and 2.96%, Respectively, MEXICO CITY, Feb. 26 ... one of the leading Mexican,distributors of pharmaceutical products, beauty aids, ... its consolidated financial and operating results for the fourth,quarter of ...
... 26 Schnitzer West announced today,that one of the ... Coast gym in The Shops at The Bravern in ... time to meet the needs of approximately 2,300,Microsoft employees ... of the,project beginning this fall., DavidBartonGym will offer ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Researchers identify and shut down protein that fuels ovarian cancer 2Health News:Researchers identify and shut down protein that fuels ovarian cancer 3Health News:Hologic to Present at the Raymond James & Associates 29th Annual Institutional Investors Conference 2Health News:Anemia Drugs for Cancer Patients Increase Death Risk 2Health News:Anemia Drugs for Cancer Patients Increase Death Risk 3Health News:Grupo Casa Saba Announces Fourth Quarter 2007 Results 2Health News:Grupo Casa Saba Announces Fourth Quarter 2007 Results 3Health News:Grupo Casa Saba Announces Fourth Quarter 2007 Results 4Health News:World-Famous DavidBartonGym Buffs up the Bravern 2Health News:World-Famous DavidBartonGym Buffs up the Bravern 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... its Symphony® CGM System as a non-invasive, wireless continuous ... Doman , Executive Chairman and Interim CEO of Echo ... Tenth Annual Equity Conference. Mr. Doman ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... catalogue: PharmaPoint: Atopic ... Analysis to 2022 http://www.reportlinker.com/p01957657/PharmaPoint-Atopic-Dermatitis---India-Drug-Forecast-and-Market-Analysis-to-2022.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Pathology ... India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Zafgen, Inc., a leading ... of severely obese patients, today announced initial results ... selective inhibitor of methionine aminopeptidase 2 (MetAP2), in ... of genetic obesity.  These results showed improvements in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 2Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 3PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 2PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 3PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 4PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 5Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 2Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 3Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 4
... Walmart (NYSE: WMT ) and Eli Lilly and Company ... affordable insulin option for people with diabetes.   , ... Beginning in mid-September, Lilly,s Humulin ® brand of ... name Humulin ® ReliOn ®, including 10 mL vials of Humulin® ...
... NASHVILLE, Tenn. , June 21 Emdeon Inc. (NYSE: ... payment cycle management solutions, today announced the acquisition of Chapin Revenue ... is a leading technology-enabled provider of hospital-based revenue cycle services including ... , , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Walmart, Lilly Team Up to Provide Human Insulin to People With Diabetes 2Walmart, Lilly Team Up to Provide Human Insulin to People With Diabetes 3Walmart, Lilly Team Up to Provide Human Insulin to People With Diabetes 4Walmart, Lilly Team Up to Provide Human Insulin to People With Diabetes 5Emdeon Acquires Chapin to Enhance Provider-Focused Payment Integrity 2Emdeon Acquires Chapin to Enhance Provider-Focused Payment Integrity 3Emdeon Acquires Chapin to Enhance Provider-Focused Payment Integrity 4
... This unique system uses prolene as thread-guide ... The hollow Ritleng Probe is inserted into the ... fed through it. The probe is then withdrawn ... mm 0.64 mm diam silicone tubing into place. ...
To maintain the conjunctival cul-de-sacs after enucleation or evisceration without hindering lid closure....
... collarette conforms to natural anatomy of ... Pre-loaded on disposable inserter/dilator instrument for ... forceps. The Micro-Large plugs feature the ... natural shape of the eyelid. The ...
With side bite Instrument recommended to catch the polypropylene thread in the nose....
Medicine Products: