Lainie Wengier

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BACKGROUND Vertebroplasty is a promising but as yet unproven treatment for painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures. It involves radiographic-guided injection of various types of bone cement directly into the vertebral fracture site. Uncontrolled studies and two controlled quasi-experimental before-after studies comparing volunteers who were offered(More)
BACKGROUND The Australian Rheumatology Association Database (ARAD), a voluntary national registry, has been established to collect health information from Australian patients with inflammatory arthritis for the purpose of monitoring the benefits and safety of new treatments, in particular the biological disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (bDMARDs).(More)
BACKGROUND Rotator cuff disease is a common cause of shoulder pain. Topical glyceryl trinitrate is a possible new treatment. OBJECTIVES To determine the effectiveness and safety of topical glyceryl trinitrate for rotator cuff disease. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL,(More)
BACKGROUND The Australian Rheumatology Association Database (ARAD) is a voluntary national registry for monitoring the long-term benefits and safety of biological disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) for inflammatory arthritis. Both rheumatologists and patients contribute data to the ARAD. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the satisfaction of patients and(More)
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