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A randomized trial of vertebroplasty for osteoporotic spinal fractures.
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Improvements in pain and pain-related disability associated with osteoporotic compression fractures in patients treated with vertebroplasty were similar to the improvements in a control group.
Trends, major medical complications, and charges associated with surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis in older adults.
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Examining trends in use of different types of stenosis operations and the association of complications and resource use with surgical complexity found that in 2007, compared with decompression, simple fusion and complex fusion were associated with increased risk of major complications, 30-day mortality, and resourceUse.
Rapid magnetic resonance imaging vs radiographs for patients with low back pain: a randomized controlled trial.
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Rapid MRIs and radiographs resulted in nearly identical outcomes for primary care patients with low back pain, and substituting rapid MRI for radiographic evaluations in the primary care setting may offer little additional benefit to patients and it may increase the costs of care because of the increased number of spine operations that patients are likely to undergo.
Diagnostic Evaluation of Low Back Pain with Emphasis on Imaging
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Taking a history is more useful than physical examination in screening for underlying malignancy, at least in the early stages (Table 2) (7, 10).
Association of early imaging for back pain with clinical outcomes in older adults.
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Among older adults with a new primary care visit for back pain, early imaging was not associated with better 1-year outcomes, and the value of early diagnostic imaging in older adults forBack pain without radiculopathy is uncertain.
Systematic Literature Review of Imaging Features of Spinal Degeneration in Asymptomatic Populations
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This meta-analysis of the literature reveals that imaging findings of spine degeneration are present in high proportions of asymptomatic individuals, increasing with age, and must be interpreted in the context of the patient's clinical condition.
A randomized trial of epidural glucocorticoid injections for spinal stenosis.
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In the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis, epidural injection of glucocorticoids plus lidocaine plus lidOCaine offered minimal or no short-term benefit as compared with epidural injections of lidocane alone.
Three-Year Incidence of Low Back Pain in an Initially Asymptomatic Cohort: Clinical and Imaging Risk Factors
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Depression is an important predictor of new LBP, with MRI findings likely less important, while central spinal stenosis and nerve root contact had the highest, though nonsignificant, hazard ratios.
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