Positive Payor Policy Covering coflex(R) by Select Health of South Carolina for the Surgical Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Coverage policy issued by Select Health of South Carolina Select Health of South Carolina serves more than 364,000 lives Policy exclusively covers coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization® coflex® is a non-fusion, motion-preserving implant f... Devices, Orthopaedic, Neurosurgery, Reimbursement Paradigm Spine, coflex, Interlaminar Stabilization, RTI Surgical
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
ConclusionThe recommendations are based on low to very low quality of evidence or professional consensus as well as patient preferences and positive or harmful effects of the intervention. The true treatment effect may therefore be different from the estimated effects, which is why the results should be interpreted with caution. The working group recommends intensified research in relation to all aspects of management of lumbar spinal stenosis.Graphical abstractThese slides can be retrieved under Electronic Supplementary Material.
Publication date: Available online 14 May 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Kjersti Storheim
Publication date: Available online 14 May 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Britt Elin Øiestad
An interspinous process device, the Device for Intervertebral Assisted Motion (DIAM ™) designed to treat lumbar neurogenic disease secondary to the lumbar spinal stenosis, it provides dynamic stabilization afte...