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The life expectancy of vertebral compression fracture (VCF) patients was evaluated as a function of their treatment. Compared to non-operated patients, the kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty patient cohort had 115% and 44% greater adjusted life expectancy, respectively. Kyphoplasty patients had a 34% greater adjusted life expectancy than vertebroplasty(More)
The costs for treating kypho- and vertebroplasty patients were evaluated at up to 2 years postsurgery. There were no significant differences in adjusted costs in the first 9 months postsurgery, but kyphoplasty patients were associated with significantly lower adjusted treatment costs by 6.8–7.9 % in the remaining periods through 2 years postsurgery.(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the test-retest reliability of JTT in older patients with Parkinson's disease (PD); and to compare the Jebsen Taylor Hand Function Test (JTT) scores between PD and healthy subjects. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional comparative study. METHODS Fifteen PD and fifteen healthy subjects performed the JTT and the time taken to complete(More)
The 5-year period following 2009 saw a steep reduction in vertebral augmentation volume and was associated with elevated mortality risk in vertebral compression fracture (VCF) patients. The risk of mortality following a VCF diagnosis was 85.1% at 10 years and was found to be lower for balloon kyphoplasty (BKP) and vertebroplasty (VP) patients. BKP and VP(More)
This critical review examines the use of the P1 from cortical evoked auditory potential responses to determine whether children fitted with simultaneous bilateral cochlear implants will develop more efficient or normalized bilateral pathways in their central auditory system than children fitted with sequential bilateral implants. Study designs included:(More)
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