Paradigm Spine wins Coflex coverage from AmeriHealth Caritas
Paradigm Spine said today it won coverage for its Coflex interlaminar stabilization device intended to treat lumbar spinal stenosis from AmeriHealth Caritas. The Coflex interlaminar stabilization system is the New York-based company’s flagship device, and is designed for posterior lumbar preservation in patients with moderate to severe spinal stenosis. With the coverage, an additional 5.3 million individuals will be able to receive treatments with the Coflex device, the company said. “With this continued payor coverage momentum, we look forward to further expanding access to our Coflex solution, which is backed by more than 90 peer-reviewed published articles, including landmark long-term follow-up clinical studies, and spine medical society guidelines,” chair &CEO Marc Viscogliosi said in a press release. Earlier this month, RTI Surgical (NSDQ:RTIX) agreed to put $300 million on the table for Paradigm Spine and its Coflex lumbar stenosis device. The post Paradigm Spine wins Coflex coverage from AmeriHealth Caritas appeared first on MassDevice.
Authors: Khajavi MR, Kamalzadeh N, Pourfakhr P, Moharari RS, Etezadi F Abstract Objectives: Catheterization of urinary bladder during surgery frequently leads to agitation of the patient in the recovery room, especially in those patients who remain catheterized after gaining consciousness. We hypothesized that administration of a combination of ketamine-haloperidol (KH) before urinary catheterization would reduce the incidence of catheter-related bladder discomfort (CRBD) while reducing some adverse effects of ketamine in the postoperative period. Methods: A total of 119 male patients who underwent lumbar spina...
Condition: Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Interventions: Device: active tDCS; Device: sham tDCS Sponsor: Istanbul University Recruiting
Lumbar degenerative stenosis is one of the most common spine pathologies for which surgical intervention is indicated. There is some evidence that a prolonged duration of neurological compression could lead to a failure of surgery to alleviate symptoms.
This article is a follow-up to a previous article ("Redefining Lumbar Spinal Stenosis as a Developmental Syndrome: An MRI-Based Multivariate Analysis of Findings in 709 Patients Throughout the 16- to 82-Year Age Spectrum") that describes the radiological differences between developmental and degenerative types of LSS. MRI-based analysis of "degeneration" variables and spinal canal morphometric characteristics of LSS segments have been thought to correlate with age at presentation.METHODSThe authors performed a re-analysis of data from their previously reported prospective MRI-based study, stratifying da...
CONCLUSIONS: Although modern imaging procedures deliver a very precise illustration of lumbar spinal stenosis, clinical symptoms make a considerable contribution to therapeutic decision-making. With the anatomical classification, differentiated surgical decompression of the spinal canal can be planned. PMID: 31101963 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conditions: Symptomatic Lumbar Spinal Stenosis; Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Interventions: Other: Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) questionnaire; Diagnostic Test: self-paced walking test (SPWT) Sponsors: University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland; Klinik für Radiologie und Nuklearmedizin, University Hospital Basel Not yet recruiting