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Lumbar epidural steroid injections are a popular non-surgical treatment option for back and leg pain, but how cost-effective are they?Spine
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Publication date: June 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C, Volume 99Author(s): Jiaqi Xu, Shijie Liu, Shengyu Wang, Pengcheng Qiu, Pengfei Chen, Xianfeng Lin, Xiangqian FangAbstractIntervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration is associated with lower back pain, with the dysfunction of nucleus pulposus (NP) cells instigating degeneration onset. Here, we developed an optimized decellularised NP scaffold that could induce mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into NP-like cells in vitro and rescue the degenerated IVD in vivo. We optimized a decellularisation protocol for porcine NP and evaluated the biological properties and m...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Previously treated vertebral osteomyelitis patients presenting with worsening back pain and weakness, undergo repeat imaging which can demonstrate worsening focal destruction of vertebrae. These findings are often interpreted as ongoing infection, resulting in a repeat image-guided biopsy. We sought to determine the imaging features of persistent/recurrent infections from worsening destruction of vertebral bodies due to mechanical factors.
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Scientific Session 21: I Got Your Back (Spinal Interventions) Source Type: research
The aim of our work is to compare two different minimally invasive, outpatient procedure for the treatment of contained lumbar disc protrusions using Percutaneous Targeted Disc Decompression (TDD) vs Percutaneous Disc Decompression (PDD) in patients presenting contained lumbar disc herniation confirmed with MR imaging.
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Scientific Session 21: I Got Your Back (Spinal Interventions) Source Type: research
Thirty percent of Americans have low back pain (LBP) at any given time, leading to approximately 50 million physician visits in the U.S. annually. Chronic low back pain (CLBP) can be difficult to diagnose and treat using either non-surgical therapies or surgical interventions. Antonacci et al. proposed that some pain previously ascribed to the disc actually emanates from the vertebral endplate nociceptors which communicate to the CNS through the basivertebral nerve (BVN).1 The purpose of the present study is to report the 2-year clinical outcomes for CLBP patients treated with radiofrequency (RF) ablation of the BVN in a r...
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Scientific Session 21: I Got Your Back (Spinal Interventions) Source Type: research
To evaluate the outcomes after computed tomography (CT)-guided sacroiliac (SI) joint injections in patients suspected to have lower back pain from SI joint instability.
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Scientific Session 31: You ’re So Hip (MSK) Source Type: research
We present results from the use of 3% STS foam sclerotherapy.
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Scientific Session 43: Follow Your Gut Source Type: research
The aim of our work is to compare two different minimally invasive, outpatient procedure for the treatment of contained lumbar disc protrusions using Percutaneous Targeted Disc Decompression (TDD) vs Percutaneous Disc Decompression (PDD) in patients presenting contained lumbar disc herniation confirmed with MR imaging.
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Scientific e-Posters Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2019Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine, Volume 73, Issue 3Author(s): M. Bryan Dalla Betta, Dasia Esener, J. Matthew Fields
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionA small proportion of ED patients discharged with nonspecific diagnoses of headache or back pain returned with a serious neurologic condition or inhospital death within 30 days.
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
DiscussionThis will be the first community-based trial to assess the benefits of exercise and education in the management of CLBP among adults in rural Nigeria. The study may provide a relatively inexpensive, assessable, and effective alternative intervention for reducing CLBP disability in a low-resource rural Nigerian community.
Source: Integrative Medicine Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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