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The Dutch Multidisciplinary Occupational Health Guideline to Enhance Work Participation Among Low Back Pain and Lumbosacral Radicular Syndrome Patients.

7 Oct, 2021 | 10:18h | UTC

The Dutch Multidisciplinary Occupational Health Guideline to Enhance Work Participation Among Low Back Pain and Lumbosacral Radicular Syndrome Patients – Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation

 


Systematic Review: Is exercise an effective therapy to treat long-lasting low back pain?

3 Oct, 2021 | 22:32h | UTC

Summary: Is exercise an effective therapy to treat long-lasting low back pain? – Cochrane Library

Original Study: Exercise therapy for chronic low back pain – Cochrane Library

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Systematic review: Pain management after complex spine surgery.

24 Aug, 2021 | 08:50h | UTC

Pain management after complex spine surgery – European Journal of Anaesthesiology

 


RCT: A single-session of pain management skills intervention was noninferior to 8 sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy in adults with chronic low back pain.

24 Aug, 2021 | 08:39h | UTC

Comparison of a Single-Session Pain Management Skills Intervention With a Single-Session Health Education Intervention and 8 Sessions of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Adults With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Network Open

Commentaries:

Single two-hour session of pain management skills could offer as much benefit as longer-course of CBT – News Medical

New approach effectively relieves chronic low back pain – Stanford Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Guideline: Non-surgical interventions for lumbar spinal stenosis leading to neurogenic claudication.

13 Aug, 2021 | 09:03h | UTC

Non-Surgical Interventions for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Leading To Neurogenic Claudication: A Clinical Practice Guideline – Journal of Pain

 


RCT: Decompression alone is non-inferior to decompression with fusion in patients with degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis.

6 Aug, 2021 | 09:54h | UTC

Decompression with or without Fusion in Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis – New England Journal of Medicine

Commentary: Decompression Noninferior for Degenerative Spondylolisthesis – HealthDay

 


Cohort study: Evidence of a potentially inappropriate and harmful prescribing cascade of gabapentinoid followed by a diuretic among older adults with lower back pain.

29 Jul, 2021 | 11:02h | UTC

Evidence of a gabapentinoid and diuretic prescribing cascade among older adults with lower back pain – Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Related:

Are you the victim of a prescribing cascade?

Study: Evaluation of a Common Prescribing Cascade of Calcium Channel Blockers and Diuretics in Older Adults with Hypertension

Prescribing Cascade in a Cardiology Practice

 


Sacroiliac joint dysfunction: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment.

21 Jul, 2021 | 10:26h | UTC

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment – European Spine Journal

 


M-A: Little benefit from muscle relaxants for adults with non-specific low back pain.

9 Jul, 2021 | 10:02h | UTC

Efficacy, acceptability, and safety of muscle relaxants for adults with non-specific low back pain: systematic review and meta-analysis – The BMJ

Commentary: New analysis finds muscle relaxant drugs to be largely ineffective for low back pain – News Medical

Related studies: M-A: Effectiveness of treatments for acute and subacute mechanical non-specific low back pain AND RCT: Little benefit from osteopathic manipulative treatment on activity limitations in patients with nonspecific subacute and chronic low back pain AND M-A: Little benefit from antidepressants for low back pain AND Meta-analysis: Little benefit from antidepressants for the treatment of back pain and osteoarthritis AND ACP/AAFP Guideline: Nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic management of acute pain from non–low back, musculoskeletal injuries in adults

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


Systematic review: Prognostic factors for pain chronicity in low back pain – “Higher pain intensity, higher body weight, carrying heavy loads at work, difficult working positions, and depression were the most frequently observed risk factors for chronic low back pain”

20 May, 2021 | 08:32h | UTC

Prognostic factors for pain chronicity in low back pain: a systematic review – Pain Reports

 


The catastrophization effects of an MRI report on the patient and surgeon and the benefits of ‘clinical reporting’: results from an RCT and blinded trials.

19 May, 2021 | 08:25h | UTC

The catastrophization effects of an MRI report on the patient and surgeon and the benefits of ‘clinical reporting’: results from an RCT and blinded trials – European Spine Journal

Related: You cannot unsee your MRI report AND Direct communication between radiologists and patients improves the quality of imaging reports – European Radiology

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Pathway for enhanced recovery after spinal surgery – a systematic review of evidence for use of individual components

5 May, 2021 | 08:26h | UTC

Pathway for enhanced recovery after spinal surgery-a systematic review of evidence for use of individual components – BMC Anesthesiology

See also:  Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) and its applicability for major spine surgery – Best Practice & Research Clinical Anaesthesiology AND Consensus statement for perioperative care in lumbar spinal fusion: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) Society recommendations – The Spine Journal AND Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Guidelines

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Opinion | Manual in‐line stabilization during tracheal intubation: effective protection or harmful dogma?

5 May, 2021 | 08:18h | UTC

Manual in‐line stabilisation during tracheal intubation: effective protection or harmful dogma? – Anaesthesia

 


M-A: Effectiveness of treatments for acute and subacute mechanical non-specific low back pain

14 Apr, 2021 | 01:39h | UTC

Effectiveness of treatments for acute and subacute mechanical non-specific low back pain: a systematic review with network meta-analysis – British Journal of Sports Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: Postoperative pain control is improved with Methadone + Ketamine vs. Methadone alone in spinal surgical patients

5 Apr, 2021 | 00:49h | UTC

Perioperative Methadone and Ketamine for Postoperative Pain Control in Spinal Surgical Patients: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial – Anesthesiology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: Surgical microdiscectomy versus transforaminal epidural steroid injection in patients with sciatica secondary to herniated lumbar disc

25 Mar, 2021 | 08:12h | UTC

Surgical microdiscectomy versus transforaminal epidural steroid injection in patients with sciatica secondary to herniated lumbar disc (NERVES): a phase 3, multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation – The Lancet Rheumatology

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: Little benefit from osteopathic manipulative treatment on activity limitations in patients with nonspecific subacute and chronic low back pain

16 Mar, 2021 | 01:39h | UTC

Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment vs Sham Treatment on Activity Limitations in Patients With Nonspecific Subacute and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Visual abstract: Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment vs Sham Treatment on Activity Limitations in Patients With Nonspecific Subacute and Chronic Low Back Pain

 


M-A: Little benefit from antidepressants for low back pain

11 Mar, 2021 | 08:02h | UTC

Efficacy, acceptability, and safety of antidepressants for low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Systematic Reviews

Commentary: Antidepressants provide no important benefits for managing low back pain – News Medical

Related meta-analysis: Little benefit from antidepressants for the treatment of back pain and osteoarthritis (study and commentaries)

 


RCT: Effect of ventral vs. dorsal spinal surgery on patient-reported physical functioning in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy

10 Mar, 2021 | 08:26h | UTC

Effect of Ventral vs Dorsal Spinal Surgery on Patient-Reported Physical Functioning in Patients With Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Commentary: First-of-its kind study compares two surgeries head-to-head for common neck condition – Beth Israel Lahey Health

 


Guideline: Epidural interventions in the management of chronic spinal pain

5 Mar, 2021 | 08:09h | UTC

Epidural Interventions in the Management of Chronic Spinal Pain: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) Comprehensive Evidence-Based Guidelines – Pain Physician

 


Impact of patient-reported symptom information on lumbar spine MRI Interpretation

21 Feb, 2021 | 21:36h | UTC

Impact of Patient-Reported Symptom Information on Agreement in the MRI Diagnosis of Presumptive Lumbar Spine Pain Generator – American Journal of Roentgenology

Commentaries: Talking to Patients About Pain Can Improve Lumbar Spine MRI Interpretation – Diagnostic Imaging AND Impact of patient-reported symptom information on lumbar spine MRI Interpretation – American Roentgen Ray Society

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Cohort study: Risk factors associated with transition from acute to chronic low back pain

17 Feb, 2021 | 01:21h | UTC

Risk Factors Associated With Transition From Acute to Chronic Low Back Pain in US Patients Seeking Primary Care – JAMA Network Open

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: Among children with Myelomeningocele, long term results confirm the benefits of prenatal repair compared to standard postnatal repair

10 Feb, 2021 | 01:28h | UTC

Prenatal Repair and Physical Functioning Among Children With Myelomeningocele: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Pediatrics (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Long-term Outcomes of Children After Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida—Toward Sustainability – JAMA Pediatrics (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Spina Bifida Repair: The Sooner the Better – Physician’s Weekly AND Prenatal Myelomeningocele Repair Tied to Better Function – HealthDay

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Meta-analysis: Little benefit from antidepressants for the treatment of back pain and osteoarthritis

22 Jan, 2021 | 08:27h | UTC

Efficacy and safety of antidepressants for the treatment of back pain and osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis – The BMJ

Commentary: Do antidepressants help back pain and osteoarthritis? – University of Sidney AND Antidepressants largely ineffective for back pain and osteoarthritis – The BMJ

Editorial: Antidepressants for musculoskeletal pain – The BMJ

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Randomized Trial: Single-Fraction vs. Multifraction Radiotherapy for Spinal Canal Compression from Metastatic Cancer

4 Dec, 2019 | 08:18h | UTC

Effect of Single-Fraction vs Multifraction Radiotherapy on Ambulatory Status Among Patients With Spinal Canal Compression From Metastatic Cancer: The SCORAD Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Commentary: One dose of radiotherapy as effective as five doses for cancer in the spine – University College London (free)

 


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