Multicenter Prospective Clinical Series Evaluating Radiofrequency Ablation in the Treatment of Painful Spine Metastases

@article{Bagla2016MulticenterPC,
  title={Multicenter Prospective Clinical Series Evaluating Radiofrequency Ablation in the Treatment of Painful Spine Metastases},
  author={Sandeep Bagla and Dawood Sayed and John B Smirniotopoulos and Jayson S Brower and Julia Rutledge and Bradley Dick and James G Carlisle and Ilya Lekht and Bassem A Georgy},
  journal={CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={39},
  pages={1289-1297}
}
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of vertebral body metastases (VBM) has been reported as safe and effective in retrospective studies. This single-arm prospective multicenter clinical study evaluates RFA in the treatment of painful VBM. Fifty patients with VBM were prospectively enrolled during a 13-month period at eight US centers under an IRB-approved study. Percutaneous RFA was performed under imaging guidance with cement augmentation at the discretion of the operator. Pain, disability and… CONTINUE READING
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