Complications and Length of Stay in Patients undergoing Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion in Prasat Neurological Institute

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Anchalee Yosakorn


The objective of this descriptive research was to study the occurrence of complications and the number of days in hospital in patients who underwent anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). This study gathered the pasted information from the medical records of 226 patients underwent ACDF. In the Prasat neurological institute Between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2019, Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics mean and standard deviation.  The results of the study showed that the complications after the surgery were 65%, most of them were constipation (55.8%) then hypokalemia (11.9%). Nausea and vomiting and sore throat were 16.4% and 11.5% respectively. Other complications included problems with the cardiovascular system (34.5%) and urinary system (11.5%). In addition, the results showed that patients who received surgery at multilevel ACDF had the length of stay between 2 and 45 days with the mean of 7.73 (SD=4.736). Also those received 5- level fusions had the length of stay between days 2 and 14 with the mean of 8.27 (SD=3.003 ).

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Yosakorn, A. (2022). Complications and Length of Stay in Patients undergoing Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion in Prasat Neurological Institute. Vajira Nursing Journal, 24(1), 41–50. Retrieved from
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