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Balloon Kyphoplasty As Palliative Care For Painful Pathological Spinal Fracture Followed By Lung Cancer Metastasis: A Cohort Study – Balloon Kyphoplasty

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The article discusses the use of percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) as a preferred alternative for painful spinal metastases caused by lung cancer. The study conducted on 54 cases with pathologic spine fractures caused by lung cancer evaluated the efficacy and safety of PKP. The results show that PKP significantly corrected kyphosis compared to conservative treatment and improved the life quality of patients. However, it did not improve the survival rate of patients. The study concludes that PKP can be an effective palliative care treatment for patients with metastatic pathologic spinal fractures of lung cancer

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PKP can be used as an effective palliative care treatment for patients with metastatic pathologic spinal fractures of lung cancer.

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Abstract Background: Pathological spine fractures caused by metastases of lung cancer have brought great suffering to patients. Percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) has been considered a preferred alternative for painful spinal metastases. The clinical efficacy and safety of PKP for metastatic spinal lesions are urgently to be evaluated. Methods: A cohort study was conducted on 54 cases,

Abstract

Background: Pathological spine fractures caused by metastases of lung cancer have brought great suffering to patients. Percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) has been considered a preferred alternative for painful spinal metastases. The clinical efficacy and safety of PKP for metastatic spinal lesions are urgently to be evaluated.

Methods: A cohort study was conducted on 54 cases with pathologic spine fractures caused by metastasis of lung cancer. The correction of kyphosis was assessed by the Cobb angle. The life dependence and quality of the patients were evaluated by the Barthel Index of activities of daily living (ADL) and the quality-adjusted life year (QALY). Patients’ survival was carefully recorded.

Results: PKP significantly corrected the kyphosis compared with conservative treatment. The ratio of moderate dependence after fracture was clearly increased by PKP. QALY indicated a better life quality brought by PKP. However, PKP could not improve the survival rate of patients.

PKP can be used as an effective palliative care treatment for patients with metastatic pathologic spinal fractures of lung cancer.

Keywords: end-stage life quality; kyphoplasty; lung cancer; spinal augmentation; spinal metastases.

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Balloon kyphoplasty as palliative care for painful pathological spinal fracture followed by lung cancer metastasis: A cohort study

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Abstract Background: Pathological spine fractures caused by metastases of lung cancer have brought great suffering to patients. Percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) has been considered a preferred alternative for painful spinal metastases. The clinical efficacy and safety of PKP for metastatic spinal lesions are urgently to be evaluated. Methods: A cohort study was conducted on 54 cases

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