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Table 3 Independent predictors of overall postoperative complications and unplanned readmissions following single-level spine percutaneous kyphoplasty treated by neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons

From: Spine surgeon specialty differences in single-level percutaneous kyphoplasty

Surgeon Specialty Independent Predictors Odds ratio 95% Confidence Interval P value* C-statistic
Overall Postoperative Complication
NC Inpatients vs. Outpatients 1.874 1.216 2.889 0.004 0.7005
Dependent vs. Independent 2.418 1.424 4.107 0.001
Disseminated cancer 2.743 1.511 4.979 0.001
Weight loss > 10% in 6 months 3.867 1.387 10.780 0.01
OC Inpatients vs. Outpatients 3.187 1.968 5.159 < 0.001 0.7559
Systemic sepsis 3.688 1.365 9.964 0.01
Operative duration 1.010 1.004 1.016 0.001
Unplanned Readmission
NC Anemia 1.993 1.298 3.058 0.002 0.7109
Disseminated cancer 2.160 1.168 3.994 0.014
Preoperative blood transfusion 7.919 1.922 32.632 0.004
Steroid use for chronic disorder 2.203 1.352 3.589 0.002
OC Inpatients vs. Outpatients 2.187 1.356 3.527 0.001 0.7175
Urinary system disorder 3.728 1.061 13.094 0.04
Lumbar vs. Thoracic Region 0.594 0.370 0.953 0.031
ASA 3 or 4 vs. ASA 1 or 2 2.139 1.020 4.486 0.044
  1. NC neurosurgical cohort, OC orthopedic cohort, ASA American Society of Anesthesiologists class
  2. *Significance, P ≤ 0.05