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Surgical versus nonsurgical therapy for lumbar spinal stenosis.
- J. Weinstein, T. Tosteson, +11 authors H. An
- The New England journal of medicine
- 21 February 2008
BACKGROUND Surgery for spinal stenosis is widely performed, but its effectiveness as compared with nonsurgical treatment has not been shown in controlled trials. METHODS Surgical candidates with a… Expand
Surgical versus nonsurgical treatment for lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis.
BACKGROUND Management of degenerative spondylolisthesis with spinal stenosis is controversial. Surgery is widely used, but its effectiveness in comparison with that of nonsurgical treatment has not… Expand
Surgical treatment of spinal stenosis with and without degenerative spondylolisthesis: cost-effectiveness after 2 years.
BACKGROUND The SPORT (Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial) reported favorable surgery outcomes over 2 years among patients with stenosis with and without degenerative spondylolisthesis, but the… Expand
Surgical vs nonoperative treatment for lumbar disk herniation: the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT) observational cohort.
CONTEXT For patients with lumbar disk herniation, the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT) randomized trial intent-to-treat analysis showed small but not statistically significant… Expand
Surgical Versus Nonoperative Treatment for Lumbar Disc Herniation: Four-Year Results for the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT)
Study Design. Concurrent, prospective, randomized, and observational cohort study. Objective. To assess the 4-year outcomes of surgery versus nonoperative care. Summary of Background Data. Although… Expand
Surgical Versus Nonoperative Treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Four-Year Results of the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial
Study Design. Randomized trial and concurrent observational cohort study. Objective. To compare 4 year outcomes of surgery to nonoperative care for spinal stenosis. Summary of Background Data.… Expand
The seasonality of postoperative infection in spine surgery.
OBJECT Studies from many disciplines have found an association with the summer months, elevated temperature, humidity, and an increased rate of infection. The "July effect," a hypothesis that the… Expand
Antidepressants and the risk of abnormal bleeding during spinal surgery: a case–control study
IntroductionAntidepressant medications are widely used by patients requiring spinal surgery. In spite of a generally favorable safety profile of newer antidepressants, several prior studies have… Expand
An algorithmic strategy for selecting a surgical approach in cervical deformity correction.
Adult degenerative cervical kyphosis is a debilitating disease that often requires complex surgical management. Young spine surgeons, residents, and fellows are often confused as to which surgical… Expand
Wear and Corrosion in Retrieved Thoracolumbar Posterior Internal Fixation
Study Design. Posterior thoracolumbar spine implants retrieved as part of routine clinical practice over a 2-year period were analyzed to identify wear and corrosion. Objective. Engineering analyses… Expand