Radiofrequency Ablation And Balloon Kyphoplasty For Palliation Of Painful Spinal Metastases London Spine

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Abstract Purpose: This study was designed with an aim to assess the safety and early postoperative outcomes of the combined Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and Balloon Kyphoplasty (BKP) used for the treatment of painful neoplastic spinal lesions palliatively. Patients and methods: Between December 2015 and December 2018, 60 patients (35 men and 25 women) with spinal…

Evaluating The Reproducibility Of The Walking Test For Intermittent Claudication Associated With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis London Spine

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Abstract Study design: This is a multicenter, prospective study. Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate the reproducibility of the walking test for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Overview of literature: Walking test is one of the useful procedures to investigate cauda equina syndrome with lumbar spinal stenosis. One the other hands, there were few…

Diagnostic Accuracy Of SSEP Changes During Lumbar Spine Surgery For Predicting Postoperative Neurological Deficit: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis London Spine

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Abstract Study design: This study is a meta-analysis of prospective and retrospective studies identified in PubMed, Web of Science, and Embase with outcomes of patients who received intraoperative SSEP monitoring during lumbar spine surgery. Objective: The objective of this study is to determine the diagnostic accuracy of intraoperative lower extremity (LE) SSEP changes for predicting…

Vertebral Augmentation Of Cancer-Related Spinal Compression Fractures: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis London Spine

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Abstract Study design: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Objective: To compare the magnitude and duration of pain relief with vertebral augmentation to any other therapy for the treatment of cancer-related vertebral compression fractures through meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Summary of background data: Derived from search on PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, Scopus, Central, Scopus and Web of…

Effect Of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis On Bone Mineral Density In Osteoporosis Patients Treated With Ibandronate London Spine

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Abstract Background: Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) can cause various neurological symptoms and reduce the daily activity of patients. Many studies have shown that free physical activities and exercise can improve bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with osteoporosis. However, the effect of LSS on BMD has not been reported. The purpose of this study was…

The Durability Of Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (Mild() ) Procedure In Patients With Symptomatic Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Long Term Follow-Up London Spine

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Abstract Background: Minimally invasive lumbar decompression (mild® ) has been shown to be safe and effective for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis patients with hypertrophic ligamentum flavum as a contributing factor. This study examines the long-term durability of the mild procedure through 5-year follow-up. Pain relief and opioid medications utilization during 12-month follow-up were…

Psychological And Functional Comparison Between Minimally Invasive And Open Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion For Single-Level Lumbar Spinal Stenosis London Spine

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Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate whether treatment with minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (Mis-TLIF) causes patients suffering from lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) to experience less anxiety and better clinical efficacy than open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF). Methods: In this retrospective cohort study, we analyzed 86 patients, including 46…

Metal-On-Metal Versus Metal-On-Plastic Artificial Discs In Two-Level Anterior Cervical Disc Replacement: A Meta-Analysis With Follow-Up Of 5 Years Or More London Spine

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Abstract Background context: Although highlighted in joint arthroplasty studies, long-term outcomes between differing biomaterial composites, such as metal-on-metal (MoM) and metal-on-plastic (MoP) in anterior cervical disc replacement (ACDR) have not been thoroughly investigated. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the patient-reported clinical outcomes, overall reoperation rates, complications, and rates of ASD of…

Effectiveness Of Conservative Non-Pharmacologic Therapies For Pain, Disability, Physical Capacity, And Physical Activity Behaviour In Patients With Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis London Spine

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Abstract Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of conservative non-pharmacologic therapies on pain-related, physical capacity, and physical activity outcomes in patients with degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Data sources: Systematic search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, and PsycINFO from inception to November 4, 2019 without language restrictions. Study selection: Pairs of review authors independently identified randomized clinical…

A Combined Experimental And Computational Study Of Mechanical Properties After Balloon Kyphoplasty London Spine

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Abstract Vertebral compression fractures rank among the most frequent injuries to the musculoskeletal system, with more than 1 million fractures per annum worldwide. The past decade has seen a considerable increase in the utilisation of surgical procedures such as balloon kyphoplasty to treat these injuries. While many kyphoplasty studies have examined the risk of damage…