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Comparison of the SF6D, the EQ5D, and the oswestry disability index in patients with chronic low back pain and degenerative disc disease
BackgroundThe need for cost effectiveness analyses in randomized controlled trials that compare treatment options is increasing. The selection of the optimal utility measure is important, and aExpand
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Surgery with disc prosthesis versus rehabilitation in patients with low back pain and degenerative disc: two year follow-up of randomised study
Objective To compare the efficacy of surgery with disc prosthesis versus non-surgical treatment for patients with chronic low back pain. Design A prospective randomised multicentre study. SettingExpand
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Predictors of outcome after surgery with disc prosthesis and rehabilitation in patients with chronic low back pain and degenerative disc: 2-year follow-up
PurposeA prospective study to evaluate whether certain baseline characteristics can predict outcome in patients treated with disc prosthesis or multidisciplinary rehabilitation.MethodsSecondaryExpand
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Minimally Invasive Decompression Versus X-Stop in Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Randomized Controlled Multicenter Study
Study Design. Prospective randomized controlled multicenter study. Objective. To compare the effect of X-Stop with minimally invasive decompression (MID) in patients with neurogenic intermittentExpand
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Cost-Effectiveness of Total Disc Replacement Versus Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Norwegian Multicenter RCT
Study Design. Randomized clinical trial with 2-year follow-up. Objective. To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of total disc replacement (TDR) versus multidisciplinary rehabilitation (MDR) in patientsExpand
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Fat in the lumbar multifidus muscles - predictive value and change following disc prosthesis surgery and multidisciplinary rehabilitation in patients with chronic low back pain and degenerative disc:
BackgroundEvidence is lacking on whether fat infiltration in the multifidus muscles affects outcomes after total disc replacement (TDR) surgery and if it develops after surgery. The aims of thisExpand
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[Neurophysiological monitoring during surgery].
BACKGROUND Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring has become increasingly important in interventions involving risk of damage to the nervous system. We aim to provide an overview ofExpand
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Segmental mobility, disc height and patient-reported outcomes after surgery for degenerative disc disease: a prospective randomised trial comparing disc replacement and multidisciplinary
This prospective multicentre study was undertaken to determine segmental movement, disc height and sagittal alignment after total disc replacement (TDR) in the lumbosacral spine and to assess theExpand
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Surgical management of lumbar spinal stenosis: a survey among Norwegian spine surgeons
BackgroundSymptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is the most common reason for lumbar surgery in the elderly. There is growing evidence that decompressive surgery offers an advantage overExpand
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Lumbar total disc replacement: predictors for long-term outcome
PurposeWe aimed to identify patient characteristics associated with favourable long-term outcomes after lumbar total disc replacement (TDR).MethodsWe analysed a cohort of 82 patients withExpand
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