Variation in reported safety of lumbar interbody fusion: influence of industrial sponsorship and other study characteristics.

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STUDY DESIGN Systematic review. OBJECTIVE To quantify variability in undesirable outcomes among studies of lumbar interbody fusion using stand-alone cage devices, and to determine whether author conflicts of interest contribute to variability. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Promising early studies of lumbar fusion with stand-alone cage devices led to rapid… (More)

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@article{Fenton2007VariationIR, title={Variation in reported safety of lumbar interbody fusion: influence of industrial sponsorship and other study characteristics.}, author={Joshua J. Fenton and Sohail K. Mirza and Amnon Lahad and Benjamin D Stern and Richard A. Deyo}, journal={Spine}, year={2007}, volume={32 4}, pages={471-80} }