Comparison of percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy versus microendoscopic discectomy for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation: a meta-analysis

AbstractPurposeWe conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare the clinical outcomes of percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) and microendoscopic discectomy (MED) for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation (LDH), and to clarify whether PELD is more superior to MED.MethodsWe performed a comprehensive search in the databases of MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane database, CNKI, and Wanfang Data to acquire all relevant studies up to July 2018. The searched literatures were then screened according to the strict inclusion and exclusion criteria. The critical data were extracted and analyzed utilizing Review Manager software. The pooled effects were calculated by mean difference (MD) or odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI) on the basis of data attributes.ResultsA total of 18 studies (2161 patients, 1093 in the PELD group and 1068 in the MED group) were included in this systematic review and meta-analysis. At last follow-up, the results revealed that no significant difference was found between PELD group and MED group with respect to ODI (MD − 0.30; 95% CI − 1.02 to 0.42;P = 0.41), VAS-leg pain (MD − 0.18; 95% CI − 0.45 to 0.09;P = 0.19), VAS-unspecified (MD − 0.00; 95% CI − 0.05 to 0.04;P = 0.94), excellent&good rate (OR, 1.04; 95% CI 0.68 to 1.59;P = 0.86), total complication rate (OR, 0.96;...
Source: International Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news
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Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Source: Neurosurgical Focus - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Neurosurg Focus Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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