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Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

Case Report, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 3 Issue: 2

Infectious Spondylitis: Characteristics of Geriatric Patients and Significance of Surgery

Takao Yasuhara1*, Yuichi Takahashi2, Yasukazu Hijikata2, Tetsuya So3, Shinji Kumamoto2, Masayuki Nakahara2, Takashi Tanoue2, Akira Kusumegi2, Takafumi Inoue2, Koichi Ogawa2, Hiroaki Manabe1, Yasuyuki Miyoshi1, Isao Date1 and Kenki Nishida2
1Department of Neurological Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Okayama, Japan
1Department of Spine and Spinal Surgery, Shinkomonji Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan
3Department of Respiratory Surgery, Shinkomonji Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan
Corresponding author : Takao Yasuhara
Department of Neurological Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Address: 2-5-1, Shikata-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama, 700-8558, Japan
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: October 01, 2013 Accepted: January 15, 2014 Published: January 20, 2014
Citation: Yasuhara T, Takahashi Y, Hijikata Y, So T, Kumamoto S, et al., (2014) Infectious Spondylitis: Characteristics of Geriatric Patients and Significance of Surgery. J Spine Neurosurg 3:2 doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000132

Abstract

 Infectious Spondylitis: Characteristics of Geriatric Patients and Significance of Surgery

The goal of this study is to identify the characteristics and common problems of geriatric patients with infectious spondylitis and to explore possible solutions for them.

Keywords: Delirium; Discectomy; Fusion surgery; Geriatric patients; Infectious spondylitis

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