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Disease or Condition   Spine Surgery
Title   Retrospective evaluation of intrawound vancomycin application in posterior degenerative and traumatic spine surgeries
Description   This study will be very significant, and will lead to a greater understanding of the increasingly popular use of vancomycin powder for SSI prophylaxis in spine surgeries. Information gained from this study will allow for enhanced operative planning for the surgeon and improved outcomes for patients.
IRB Number   Pro4489
Inclusion/Notes   INCLUSION:
  • Must meet all criteria as outlined in 1 and 2 or 1 and 3:
  • 1.Patients who had posterior spine surgeries for degenerative or traumatic spine pathologies (including deformity).

  • 2.Documented use of vancomycin powder in the surgical wound (treatment group).

  • 3.Without use of vancomycin powder in the surgical wound (control group).

  • Surgery for spinal pathology other than degenerative or traumatic spine pathologies, even with the use of vancomycin powder.
Status   Recruiting
Location   Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
Principal Name    Isador Harry Lieberman MD
Contact Name   N/A
Phone   (972) 608-5001

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