Tag: spinal stenosis

1. Fusion surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis was not associated with better clinical outcomes than decompression alone. 2. Patients randomized to fusion surgery had significantly higher medical related costs than those randomized to decompression alone. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Lumbar spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal...
1. After 2 years of follow-up, lumbar spinal stenosis treated with physical therapy and surgical decompression resulted in similar mean physical function scores. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) involves the narrowing of the spinal canal and can cause pain and weakness in the lower back...
In this section, we highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. Effect of Erythropoietin and Transfusion Threshold on Neurological Recovery After Traumatic Brain Injury Patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) commonly develop anemia, which can cause secondary injury and worsen neurological outcomes. Erythropoietin has...
1. The use of epidural glucocorticoid injections to treat spinal stenosis has been steadily increasing over time. 2. This randomized, controlled trial demonstrated no significant difference between patients receiving glucocorticoid-lidocaine and lidocaine-only injections in terms of improvement in disability or pain control. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Lumbar spinal stenosis...