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The article investigates the impact of intraoperative epidural steroid injections (ESIs) on the occurrence of surgical site infections after lumbar fusions. The study followed two groups of patients, one receiving ESIs in addition to spinal fusions and the other serving as a control group. The results showed that patients in the ESI/fusion treatment group had significantly higher rates of superficial and deep infections compared to those undergoing fusions alone. Therefore, the study concludes that the use of ESIs during lumbar fusions increases the risk of postoperative surgical site infections

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: We observed an increased risk of postoperative surgical site infections among patients who underwent intraoperative ESI in addition to their lumbar fusions.

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Surg Neurol Int. 2023 Sep 29;14:348. doi: 10.25259/SNI_1072_2022. eCollection 2023.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Intraoperative epidural steroid injections (ESIs) have been suggested to limit pain following lumbar fusions. However, the frequency of resultant surgical site infections has not been fully investigated.METHODS: We retrospectively followed two groups of patients; 23 patients were the control group, while the other 23 patients,

Surg Neurol Int. 2023 Sep 29;14:348. doi: 10.25259/SNI_1072_2022. eCollection 2023.

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: Intraoperative epidural steroid injections (ESIs) have been suggested to limit pain following lumbar fusions. However, the frequency of resultant surgical site infections has not been fully investigated.

METHODS: We retrospectively followed two groups of patients; 23 patients were the control group, while the other 23 patients received, in addition to the spinal fusions, intraoperative ESI.

RESULTS: Patients in the latter ESI/fusion treatment group had significantly increased rates of superficial and deep infections (i.e., superficial infections 17.4% and 4.3% deep infections) versus control patients (i.e., 8.6% superficial and 0% deep) undergoing fusions alone.

: We observed an increased risk of postoperative surgical site infections among patients who underwent intraoperative ESI in addition to their lumbar fusions.

PMID:37810287 | PMC:PMC10559386 | DOI:10.25259/SNI_1072_2022

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Surg Neurol Int. 2023 Sep 29;14:348. doi: 10.25259/SNI_1072_2022. eCollection 2023.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Intraoperative epidural steroid injections (ESIs) have been suggested to limit pain following lumbar fusions. However, the frequency of resultant surgical site infections has not been fully investigated.METHODS: We retrospectively followed two groups of patients; 23 patients were the control group, while the other 23 patients

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