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Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

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Research Article, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 4 Issue: 1

Gastrointestinal Preparation May Reduce Length of Stay in Spine Surgery: Quality Improvement Project

Mazen Sanoufa1*, Kevin Waits2, Nadezhda Zaytseva3, Mukhamad Sami Valid4 and Joe Sam Robinson5
1Research Fellow, Georgia Neurosurgical Institute, Macon, GA, USA
2Clinical Resident, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center, Richmond, VA, USA
3Visiting researcher from Kuban State Medical University, Krasnodar, Russia
4Clinical Resident, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA
5Professor and Chairman, Georgia Neurosurgical Institute, Macon, GA, USA
Corresponding author : Mazen Sanoufa
Research Fellow, Georgia Neurosurgical Institute, Macon, GA, USA
Tel: 478-390-9126
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: August 12, 2014 Accepted: September 05, 2014 Published: January 20, 2015
Citation: Sanoufa M, Waits K, Zaytseva N, Valid MS, Robinson JS (2015) Gastrointestinal Preparation Reduces Length of Stay in Some Lumbar Fusion Patients: Prospective Study. J Spine Neurosurg 4:1 doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000175

Abstract

Gastrointestinal Preparation May Reduce Length of Stay in Spine Surgery: Quality Improvement Project

In a healthcare system troubled by escalating demands escalating costs, the last decade has seen a marked increase in both volume and cost of surgical spine procedures. Probing methodologies to reduce such costs without jeopardizing patient outcome would generate substantial benefit. This paper assesses the effect of administering milk of magnesia (MOM) for bowel preparation on the length of hospital stay (LOS).

Keywords: Lumbar fusion; Gastrointestinal; Double blind

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