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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)

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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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