The purpose of this study was to compare lumbar spine surgical procedures by age, gender, and number of comorbidities with respect to mortality in patients 65 years of age and older in the United States.
A 100% sample of the 1986 Medicare inpatient Health Care Financing Administration claims files databases involving lumbar spine surgical procedures was analyzed.
Lumbar spine surgery in 34 418 patients (median age=71 years) was associated with a significant increase in in-hospital and 1-year cumulative mortality only beyond 80 years of age.
When adjusted for age, in-hospital and 1-year cumulative mortality with both decompression and excision procedures were significantly higher in men thant in women.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chirurgie, Rachis lombaire, Vieillard, Homme, Epidémiologie, Mortalité, Association morbide, Sexe, Age, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Surgery, Lumbar spine, Elderly, Human, Epidemiology, Mortality, Concomitant disease, Sex, Age, United States, North America, America, Diseases of the osteoarticular system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0590098
Code Inist : 002B25I. Création : 09/06/1995.