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Spinal Fusion clinical trials at UCSF

2 in progress, 1 open to eligible people

Spinal fusion is a procedure that connects two or more spine bones. At UCSF, we're studying the effects of a drug called Lidocaine after this surgery. This research is to see if it can lessen pain and stop post-surgery confusion.

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  • Intravenous Lidocaine After Spinal Surgery to Prevent Delirium and Reduce Pain

    open to eligible people ages 60 years and up

    Postoperative delirium is one of the most frequent adverse events following elective non-cardiac surgery and is associated with cognitive impairment at discharge, as well as in-hospital and long-term mortality, however, despite being a well-recognized problem there is a dearth of effective interventions for prevention and management. A modifiable risk factor associated with postoperative delirium is poor postoperative pain control, and by improving the pain regimen the investigators may be able to decrease the incidence and/or severity of postoperative delirium. In this study, the investigators seek to study whether a postoperative intravenous infusion of lidocaine, known to improve pain control in other contexts, can decrease the risk of postoperative delirium and other opioid-related side effects, following major reconstructive spinal surgery.

    San Francisco, California

  • Durability of Suppl. Rod Constructs-SuppleMentAry Rod Technique for Long-segment Posterior Instrumented Spinal Fusions

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    This is a multicenter retrospective comparative cohort study. The index surgery for this study is primary or revision long-segment posterior thoracolumbar (TL) instrumented fusion using either a supplementary rod construct or a dual-rod construct. Eligible patients who already had index surgery, will be identified for enrollment through a review of medical records of the participating surgeons at the study sites.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

Our lead scientists for Spinal Fusion research studies include .

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