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Genetic changes linked with increased risk of lumbar spinal stenosis
A study published online in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research suggests that certain genetic changes may be associated with an increased risk of developing lumbar spinal stenosis. The researchers conducted a genome-wide association study of 469 patients aged 18 to 55 years.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 22, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Study identifies genetic clues to spinal stenosis
(Wiley) A new study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research indicates that certain genetic changes are linked with an increased risk of developing lumbar spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the open spaces in the lower spine that can lead to pain in the legs when individuals walk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for June 13, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Vertos Medical raises $28m for Mild spine treatment Vertos Medical said yesterday that it closed a $28 million financing round for its Mild treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis. The round was led by new investor MVM Life Scienc...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Vertos Medical raises $28m for Mild spine treatment
Vertos Medical said yesterday that it closed a $28 million financing round for its Mild treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis. The round was led by new investor MVM Life Science Partners, joined by prior backers Leerink Revelation Partners, Pitango Venture Capital, ONSET Ventures and Aweida Venture Partners. MVM partner Hugo Harrod is joining the Vertos board as part of the transaction, according to a press release. Aliso Viojo, Calif.-based Vertos said it plans to use the proceeds to expand the commercial footprint for Mild, a minimally invasive procedure the company says requires no stitches, general anesth...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Orthopedics Spinal Wall Street Beat Vertos Medical Source Type: news

Vertos Medical Secures $28 Million In Latest Round Of Funding
Proceeds Will Be Used to Expand Access to Safe, Clinically Proven Solution for Millions Suffering from Lumbar Spinal Stenosis ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 12, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Vertos Medical Inc., a leader in the minimally... Devices, Orthopaedic, Neurosurgery, Venture Capital Vertos Medical, lumbar spinal stenosis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: How Is It Classified? Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: How Is It Classified?
A unified classification system for lumbar spinal stenosis is needed to help guide appropriate treatment for the condition.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Vertiflex raises $25m
Vertiflex has raised $25.3 million in a new round equity financing, according to an SEC filing released this week. Money in the round came from 8 unnamed investors, and Vertiflex has not yet said how it plans to spend funds raised so far. he company is looking to raise an additional $15 million before closing the round, with the 1st sale recorded on March 6. Approximately $10 million of the funds raised are new money, while $15.3 million come from conversion of debt, according to the SEC filing. Earlier this month, Vertiflex said it closed a $40 million round of financing to support its Superion indirect decompression syst...
Source: Mass Device - March 13, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Spinal VertiFlex Inc. Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for March 8, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Court clears Caldera’s $12.3m transvaginal mesh settlement A California federal judge last week approved a $12.3 million deal to settle a number of insurance claims over injuries allegedly caused by Caldera Medical’...
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

VertiFlex closes $40m round to support expanded Superion commercialization
VertiFlex said today it closed a $40 million round of financing to support its Superion indirect decompression system designed to treat moderate lumbar spinal stenosis. The round was led by newly invested Endeavour Vision and H.I.G. BioHealth Partners, and was joined by existing investors New Enterprise Associates, Thomas, McNerney & Parnters and Alta Partners. “Vertiflex has seen tremendous early success in the commercialization of the Superion System. With favorable long-term clinical outcomes, a new Category I AMA CPT code and broad reimbursement in place, adoption of Superion has continued at a rapid and stea...
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Spinal VertiFlex Inc. Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for March 7, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Vertos Medical wins CMS reimbursement for Mild procedure Vertos Medical said today it won national coverage for its Mild procedure designed to treat lumbar spinal stenosis from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. ...
Source: Mass Device - March 7, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Vertos Medical wins CMS reimbursement for Mild procedure
Vertos Medical said today it won national coverage for its Mild procedure designed to treat lumbar spinal stenosis from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The Mild procedure won coverage through a recently approved study as part of CMS’ Coverage with Evidence Development Program, the Aliso Viejo, Calif.-cased company said. Access to the procedure was granted via a CMS-approved claims-analysis study which will passively collect and analyze real-world data on the procedure. “Patient and physician demand for the Mild procedure has grown a great deal, and I’m excited to hear that my patien...
Source: Mass Device - March 7, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Spinal Vertos Medical Source Type: news

Premier Pain and Spine is Now Offering a Revolutionary Outpatient...
Top Chicago pain management center, Premier Pain and Spine, is now offering the Superion indirect decompression system for lumbar spinal stenosis. The procedure is performed by the expert, Board...(PRWeb January 16, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/premier-pain-spine/chicago-illinois/prweb13982542.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis in Those Aged 80 or Older Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis in Those Aged 80 or Older
There may be reluctance to performing surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis in patients over 80, but this study demonstrates that they can experience improvement similar to that of younger patients.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

IPD Reoperation Rates Still Hamper Benefit in Spinal StenosisIPD Reoperation Rates Still Hamper Benefit in Spinal Stenosis
The latest randomized trial again shows similar outcomes to surgery with a percutaneous interspinous process device in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, but with increased reintervention. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 10, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Fusion Adds Little to Laminectomy for Lumbar Stenosis Fusion Adds Little to Laminectomy for Lumbar Stenosis
Adding spinal fusion to decompression laminectomy did not improve outcomes for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, even if they also had degenerative spondylolisthesis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 14, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

VertiFlex drums up $27m for spinal implants
VertiFlex reported raised nearly $27 million in an equity and options offering this month, according to a regulatory filing. San Clemente, Calif.-based VertiFlex, which won pre-market approval from the FDA for its Superion interspinous spacer last May for treating moderate lumbar spinal stenosis, said the round consisted of $10.5 million in new cash, a $16.2 million debt conversion and another $105,000 in warrants. Eight unnamed investors participated, according to the filing. The Superion device is designed to be implanted in the spine with a minimally invasive procedure to relieve spinal stenosis, a n...
Source: Mass Device - January 15, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Orthopedics Spinal VertiFlex Inc. Source Type: news

The effects of aquatic walking and jogging program on physical function and fall efficacy in patients with degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis - Lee JH, Sung E.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of 12-week aqua walking and jogging program on muscle function, ankle range of motion (ROM), balance and fell efficacy in degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (DLSS) patients. Six patients (2 males, 4 fe... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 8, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Body Mass Index and Risk for Clinical Lumbar Spinal StenosisBody Mass Index and Risk for Clinical Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Is obesity associated with a higher risk of developing lumbar spinal stenosis? A new study looks at the role BMI may play in the development of this condition. Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Surgery for Your Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Patients? Maybe NotSurgery for Your Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Patients? Maybe Not
The largest study to date comparing the long-term outcomes of surgery vs nonsurgical treatment for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis found no significant difference in benefits after 8 years. Medscape Orthopedics (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - September 18, 2015 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Article Source Type: news

Researchers show effectiveness of non-surgical treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis
Patients with spinal stenosis experienced good short term benefit, lasting from weeks to months, after receiving epidural steroid injections. These findings contradict a previously published study that found epidural steroid injections were not helpful in spinal stenosis cases. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 4, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers show effectiveness of non-surgical treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis
(Boston University Medical Center) Patients with spinal stenosis experienced good short term benefit, lasting from weeks to months, after receiving epidural steroid injections. These findings, which appear in a letter in the journal Pain Medicine, contradict a previously published New England Journal Medicine study that found epidural steroid injections were not helpful in spinal stenosis cases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Medtech approvals: FDA releases May 2015 PMAs
The FDA today released its list of the pre-market approvals it granted for medical devices in May 2015: Summary of PMA Originals & Supplements Approved Originals: 5 Supplements: 51 Summary of PMA Originals Under Review Total Under Review: 55 Total Active: 26 Total On Hold: 29 Summary of PMA Supplements Under Review Total Under Review: 547 Total Active: 379 Total On Hold: 168 Summary of All PMA Submissions Originals: 1 Supplements: 62 Summary of PMA Supplement PMA Approval/Denial Decision Times Number of Approvals: 51 Number of Denials: 0 Average Days Fr Receipt to Decision (Total Time): 109.5 FDA Time: 86...
Source: Mass Device - August 6, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

Central Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Do Epidural Steroids Help?Central Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Do Epidural Steroids Help?
The benefits of epidural steroids for patients with central lumbar spinal stenosis are small at best, an expert asserts. Yet their use in Medicare patients has grown nearly 300% over a 7-year period. Medscape Orthopedics (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 24, 2015 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Article Source Type: news

Vertiflex opens $5m funding round
Spinal technology firm VertiFlex opened a $5 million debt funding round, according to an SEC filing posted yesterday. San Clamente, Calif.-based Vertiflex already raised most of the funds, pulling in $4.8 million with $200,000 left for the round. The funding came from 7 unnamed investors this round, according to the filing. The company has not disclosed how the funds will be used. In May, Vertiflex won pre-market approval from the FDA for its Superion interspinous spacer for treating moderate lumbar spinal stenosis. VertiFlex’s device is designed to be implanted in the spine through a minimally invasive procedur...
Source: Mass Device - July 17, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Implants Spinal VertiFlex Inc. Source Type: news

Consumer Information on: Superion InterSpinous Spacer - P140004
The Superion InterSpinous Spacer (Superion Spacer) is a small H-shaped implant that is designed to reduce symptoms of moderate degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis. The device fits between two adjacent bones (spinous processes) in the lower back... (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - June 18, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Assessing Patient-Rated Outcome in Spinal StenosisAssessing Patient-Rated Outcome in Spinal Stenosis
How do these instruments compare in terms of assessing outcomes in patients undergoing surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis? Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Choice of Surgical Treatments for Lumbar Spinal StenosisChoice of Surgical Treatments for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
This review examines the main points for or against various surgical treatment modalities for lumbar spinal stenosis. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Paradigm Spine, LLC Announces The Publication Of Long-term Results Of Level 1 Data For coflex(R) Interlaminar Stabilization(R)
NEW YORK, May 12, 2015 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Paradigm Spine, LLC, a leader in providing solutions for the treatment of advanced degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis announces publication on May 11, 2015 by Hyun Bae, M.D., et al of &q... Devices, Orthopaedic, NeurosurgeryParadigm Spine, coflex, Interlaminar Stabilization (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 12, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Physical therapy as good as surgery and less risky for one type of lower back pain
One type of lower back pain, called lumbar spinal stenosis, is sometimes treated with surgery. But physical therapy works just as well, and comes with fewer unwanted complications — some of them life-threatening — than surgery, according to a study published yesterday in Annals of Internal Medicine. Stenosis means narrowing. In lumbar spinal stenosis, the space inside the lowest part of the spinal canal has narrowed. This puts pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves extending from the lumbar vertebrae, the five bones between the rib cage and the pelvis that make up the lower part of the spine. Spinal stenosi...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - April 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard LeWine, M.D. Tags: Back Pain Pain Management lower back pain lumbar spinal stenosis physical therapy Source Type: news

Physiotherapy may work just as well as surgery for chronic back pain
Physiotherapy regime was just as effective as surgery at controlling the pain of lumbar spinal stenosis - the leading cause of back pain among older people - University of Pittsburg researchers found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physical Therapy Equals Surgery for Certain Lower Back Pain, Study Says
Less risky treatment viable for older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outcomes in Lumbar Decompression Surgery for Spinal StenosisOutcomes in Lumbar Decompression Surgery for Spinal Stenosis
How do elderly patients fare after undergoing lumbar decompression for degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis? Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Physical Therapy Equals Surgery for Certain Lower Back Pain, Study Says
Less risky treatment viable for older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Back Pain, Rehabilitation, Spinal Stenosis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physical Therapy as Effective as Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (FREE)
By Jenni Whalen Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH Physical therapy may achieve the same symptom relief as surgical decompression in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine.Some 170 … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 7, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Physical Therapy as Effective as Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis? (FREE)
By Jenni Whalen Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH In patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, a strategy of initial physical therapy (with the option of surgery) may achieve the same symptom relief as immediate surgical decompression, according to a study in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 7, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Physical therapy may be as good as surgery for common back problem
(Reuters Health) - Physical therapy may work as well as surgery for easing symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis, a common cause of nerve damage and lower back pain among older people, a study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study: Physical therapy equals surgery in lumber spinal stenosis
A study comparing physical therapy and surgery in treating lumbar spinal stenosis finds that PT is as effective as surgical decompression. Patients with lumbar spinal stenosis who followed a specified course of physical therapy fared just as well as patients treated with surgery, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Annals of Internal MedicineNews Well, Spinal, Surgicalread more (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 6, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Source Type: news

Less Invasive Surgery as Effective as Open Laminectomy for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH Microdecompression is as effective as the more invasive open laminectomy for treating lumbar spinal stenosis, according to an observational study in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 6, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Epidural Steroid Injections for Lumbar Spinal StenosisEpidural Steroid Injections for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
This study adds to a mounting body of evidence demonstrating the lack of important benefit of epidural steroid injections in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. Evidence-Based Medicine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - March 27, 2015 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Decompression vs X-Stop in Lumbar Spinal StenosisDecompression vs X-Stop in Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
How do these two techniques for lumbar spinal stenosis compare in terms of symptom improvement and complications? Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Long-term Outcomes of Lumbar Spinal StenosisLong-term Outcomes of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Do lumbar spinal stenosis patients who underwent surgery fare better in the long-term than those who were treated nonoperatively? Data from the SPORT study are examined here. Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Spinal Surgery for Patients Over 80
A new study appearing in the February 4th issue of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS) found significant benefit from surgical treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis with and without degenerative spondylolisthesis - debilitating spinal conditions causing leg and back pain, numbness and weakness - and no higher overall complication rate and no higher mortality for patients age 80 and older when compared to patients younger than age 80. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - February 9, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Surgery and Operations Source Type: news

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - Wearable Devices in eHealth Interventions
There are an estimated 1.2 million people in the US who suffer from lower back pain caused by lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) at any given time. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - December 16, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Medical Products Source Type: news

Even mild depressive symptoms result in poorer lumbar spinal stenosis surgery outcome
Even mild depressive symptoms can weaken the outcome of lumbar spinal stenosis surgery, according to a recent study. Patients with depressive symptoms had a weaker functional capacity post-surgery even five years after surgery. "The results indicate that attention should be paid to even mild depressive symptoms both before and after the surgery. This would allow health care professionals to recognize patients who might benefit from enhanced psychosocial support as part of their surgery-related treatment and rehabilitation process," says the first author. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 30, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Even mild depressive symptoms result in poorer lumbar spinal stenosis surgery outcome
(University of Eastern Finland) Even mild depressive symptoms can weaken the outcome of lumbar spinal stenosis surgery, according to a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. Patients with depressive symptoms had a weaker functional capacity post-surgery even five years after surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 30, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Epidural Steroid Injections Ineffective for Lumbar Spinal StenosisEpidural Steroid Injections Ineffective for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Although epidural steroid injections are commonly used as conservative treatment for spinal stenosis, a recent study finds little evidence of their efficacy. AccessMedicine from McGraw-Hill (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014 |...
ResearchMoz.us include new market research report "Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014" to its huge collection of research reports. Full Report at...(PRWeb July 25, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12047187.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 26, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Spinal Stenosis: No Added Benefit With Combo Injections
(MedPage Today) -- Epidural glucocorticoid-lidocaine injections for lumbar spinal stenosis did not improve pain or functioning at 6 weeks compared with epidural injections of lidocaine alone. (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - July 3, 2014 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Steroid Epidural Injections No Benefit in Spinal Stenosis Steroid Epidural Injections No Benefit in Spinal Stenosis
Epidural injection of glucocorticoids plus lidocaine offered minimal or no short-term benefit in the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Epidural Steroids Generally Are Ineffective for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (FREE)
By Allan S. Brett, MD Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM A steroid-lidocaine combination is essentially no better than lidocaine alone for patients with symptomatic central lumbar spinal stenosis, according to a New England Journal of Medicine study.U.S. researchers randomized 400 … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 3, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news