Chemonucleolysis in lumbar disc herniation: a meta-analysis.

@article{Couto2007ChemonucleolysisIL,
  title={Chemonucleolysis in lumbar disc herniation: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Mauro Cardoso Couto and Euclides Ayres de Castilho and Paulo R. Menezes},
  journal={Clinics},
  year={2007},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={
          175-80
        }
}
PURPOSE To carry out a systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy of chemonucleolysis in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation. METHODS Clinical trials were selected from 3 electronic databases (The Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, MEDLINE, and EMBASE). Data were analyzed with the software STATA, using the meta command. RESULTS Twenty-two clinical trials were eligible. For chemonucleolysis versus placebo, the summary risk ratio estimate for pain relief as outcome was 1.51 (95… CONTINUE READING

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