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The Safety Of Perioperative Antiplatelet Continuation Without Selection Biases In Microsurgical Decompression Surgery For Single Level Lumbar Spinal Stenosis And Lumbar Disc Herniotomy London Spine Lumbar Stenosis

The article discusses the safety of continuing antiplatelet therapy during single-level microsurgical decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis and lumbar disc hernia. The study included patients who underwent surgery between April 2018 and December 2022, with data collected on various factors such as epidural hematoma volume, blood cell counts, and thromboembolic complications. After analyzing the results, the researchers found that perioperative antiplatelet continuation was safe and did not lead to any significant differences in reoperation rates or complications. This suggests that continuing antiplatelet therapy during spinal surgery is safe and effective, even without selection bias

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Perioperative AP continuation is safe for single-level lumbar MSD, even without biases.

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Abstract Purpose: Each institution or physician has to decide on an individual basis whether to continue or discontinue antiplatelet (AP) therapy before spinal surgery. The purpose of this study was to determine if perioperative AP continuation is safe during single-level microsurgical decompression (MSD) for treating lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) and lumbar disc hernia (LDH) without,

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Purpose: Each institution or physician has to decide on an individual basis whether to continue or discontinue antiplatelet (AP) therapy before spinal surgery. The purpose of this study was to determine if perioperative AP continuation is safe during single-level microsurgical decompression (MSD) for treating lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) and lumbar disc hernia (LDH) without selection bias.

Methods: Patients who underwent single-level MSD for LSS and LDH between April 2018 to December 2022 at our institute were included in this retrospective study. We collected data regarding baseline characteristics, medical history/comorbidities, epidural hematoma (EDH) volume, reoperation for EDH, differences between preoperative and one-day postoperative blood cell counts (ΔRBC), hemoglobin (ΔHGB), and hematocrits (ΔHCT), and perioperative thromboembolic complications. Patients were divided into two groups: the AP continuation group received AP treatment before surgery and the control group did not receive antiplatelet medication before surgery. Propensity scores for receiving AP agents were calculated, with one-to-one matching of estimated propensity scores to adjust for patient baseline characteristics and past histories. Reoperation for EDH, EDH volume, ΔRBC, ΔHGB, ΔHCT, and perioperative thromboembolic complications were compared between the groups.

Results: The 303 enrolled patients included 41 patients in the AP continuation group. After propensity score matching, the rate of reoperation for EDH, the EDH volume, ΔRBC, ΔHGB, ΔHCT, and perioperative thromboembolic complication rates were not significantly different between the groups.

Perioperative AP continuation is safe for single-level lumbar MSD, even without biases.

Keywords: Antiplatelet; Lumbar disc hernia; Lumbar spinal stenosis; Microsurgical decompression.

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The safety of perioperative antiplatelet continuation without selection biases in microsurgical decompression surgery for single level lumbar spinal stenosis and lumbar disc herniotomy

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Abstract Purpose: Each institution or physician has to decide on an individual basis whether to continue or discontinue antiplatelet (AP) therapy before spinal surgery. The purpose of this study was to determine if perioperative AP continuation is safe during single-level microsurgical decompression (MSD) for treating lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) and lumbar disc hernia (LDH) without

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