Robotic-assisted laparoscopic median arcuate ligament release: 7-year experience from a single tertiary care center

ConclusionsOur experience demonstrates that the robotic-assisted approach to MAL release may be safe and efficacious in selected patients. Prospective comparative studies are required to further evaluate its outcomes against conventional laparoscopic approach, the current gold standard.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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Conditions:   Low Back Pain;   Radiculopathy Lumbar;   Lifestyle Intervention:   Other: Observational Cohort, usual care = physical therapy Sponsor:   Radboud University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Lumbar Disc Herniation;   Protrusion;   Extrusion of Migrated Disc;   Hernia Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: G-Walk Sponsor:   University School of Physical Education in Wroclaw Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
On first glance, today’s U.S. jobs report seems like a much-needed dose of good news when more or less everything else is aflame: Unemployment fell from 14.7% to 13.3% in May as the economy gained 2.5 million jobs; economists had expected the rate to increase to as much as 20%. Any drop in unemployment is, of course, a welcome development. But there are at least three big reasons why we should take pause before cracking out the champagne over Friday’s jobs numbers. First, and most saliently given the ongoing protests over justice and equality, this rebound isn’t being felt equally across demographic group...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news
Our weekly round-up of the best psychology coverage from elsewhere on the web It turns out we perceive much less colour information in our peripheral vision than we might think, reports Neuroskeptic at Discover Magazine. Researchers showed participants a series of images, ending with a scene in which the periphery was desaturated or converted to strange hues. On some trials as many as three-quarters of participants didn’t notice that anything was odd. What’s it like living with chronic pain, with those around you unaware that you are suffering? Jude Cook recounts his experience “performing wellness for ...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Weekly links Source Type: blogs
DISCUSSION: The results of this study indicate that patients with preexisting psychiatric disorders and/or chronic low back pain suffering from debilitating coccyx pain can obtain pain relief after coccygectomy as seen from a reduction in opioid requirements and pain burden. It should be noted that the obtained benefits from coccygectomy usually occur in a delayed fashion. PMID: 32496925 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research
To date, no studies have evaluated the outcomes of lumbar interbody fusion using the anterior to psoas (ATP) approach in patients with spondylolisthesis at L5/S1. We; therefore, aimed to evaluate short-term surgical outcomes of interbody fusion using the ATP approach combined with posterior fixation in these patients. We performed a retrospective analysis of 9 patients with grade I spondylolisthesis at L5/S1 who were treated with fusion and posterior fixation using the ATP approach at our hospital from April to July 2018. The recorded parameters included operation time, intraoperative blood loss, complications, interverte...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
Rationale: Pulmonary sarcomatoid carcinoma (PSC) is an uncommon type of non-small cell lung cancer, exhibiting aggressive behavior and resistance to the conventional chemoradiotherapy. To date, the optimal treatment for PSC has not been elucidated. Patient concerns: Three male patients including a 69-year-old smoker (Case 1), a 45-year-old non-smoker (Case 2), and a 69-year-old smoker (Case 3) were admitted because of cough, back pain, and loss of body weight respectively. Diagnoses: Radiographical examinations in these patients showed bulky intrathoracic lesions, which were pathologically diagnosed as PSC staging ...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
We report on a 31-year-old male patient with non-invasive papillary urothelial carcinoma, low grade of the renal pelvis disguised as xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis. The only symptom of the patient was lower back pain. The initial renal-enhanced computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and contrast-enhanced ultrasonography showed that the right kidney had a benign lesion and this inflammatory lesion might be xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis. A percutaneous renal biopsy was performed and histopathologic examination revealed a xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis. Initially, we diagnosed it as xanthogranulomatous p...
Source: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol Source Type: research
The objective of this network meta-analysis (NMA) is to determine the relative efficacy and acceptability of primary care treatments for non-specific CLBP, with the overarching aim of providing a comprehensive evidence base for informing treatment decisions.MethodsWe will perform a systematic search to identify randomised controlled trials of interventions endorsed in primary care guidelines for the treatment of non-specific CLBP in adults. Information sources searched will include major bibliographic databases (MEDLINE, Embase, CENTRAL, CINAHL, PsycINFO and LILACS) and clinical trial registries. Our primary outcomes will ...
Source: Systematic Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
ConclusionA positive correlation exists between L5/S1 disc degeneration and facet joint osteoarthritis grades. The facet joint space width decreases significantly with increasing grade of disc degeneration.
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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