Navigation Links
Arizona Pain Specialists Contend Recent Vertebroplasty Studies are Misleading
Date:8/7/2009

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Two studies released August 6, 2009 in the New England Journal of Medicine claim to demonstrate that vertebroplasty, a procedure to treat some painful spine fractures, is not effective. According to several authorities in the field, this is incorrect, as both studies actually demonstrate a significant improvement in patients' pain and ability to function normally.

Tory McJunkin, MD, co-founder of Arizona Pain Specialists, has a personal connection because his grandmother recently had the procedure performed with a life-changing, pain-relieving outcome. Dr. McJunkin explained that "Clinical data show that this procedure relieves pain and improves patients' quality of life. I have seen amazing results from vertebroplasty in my practice and for my grandmother."

Allen Burton, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology at MD Anderson in Houston, one of the foremost experts on vertebroplasty, stated, "The conclusion that vertebroplasty does not help back pain is completely wrong. If you look closely at the study design, what they are calling a placebo is actually a facet injection."

"These studies actually show that both treatments are effective," said Paul Lynch, MD, co-founder of Arizona Pain Specialists. "The studies did not use a true control group condition, where patients would receive no treatment. The 'control' patients actually received a different effective treatment and both groups demonstrated highly clinically significant reductions in pain. This demonstrates that vertebroplasty is an effective procedure, although facet injections are also effective."

Pain is often measured on a 0 to 10 scale, with higher numbers indicating greater pain. The studies demonstrate that patients who received the vertebroplasty procedure had reductions in pain of 2.3 and 3.0 points in the two studies, compared to reductions o
'/>"/>

SOURCE Arizona Pain Specialists
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. The University of Arizona College of Medicine and OmegaGenesis Announce Collaboration Agreement to Address Diabetic Foot Ulcers
2. Arizona Heart Innovative Technologies Licenses New Endovascular Device
3. Arizona Heart Institute First to Implant Powerlink XL in Phoenix, Arizona Since FDA Approval
4. First Annual Arizona Biotech Day Announced for October 23rd 2008
5. ThirdBiotech Launches Research Institute to Promote Formation and Growth of Arizona-Based Biotech Companies
6. Arizona-Based SenesTech, Inc., Partners With Australia to Stop Starvation Due to Rice Shortages
7. VAP Cholesterol Test From Atherotech Covers 90 Percent of Arizona Insured
8. Arizona Pain Society and Dr. Robert Barkin, Rush University Medical Center, Present Program on Comprehensive Urine Drug Testing Sponsored by Dominion Diagnostics
9. Helix Biopharma announces addition of University of Arizona professor Kenneth Hatch as new medical advisor
10. West Penn Allegheny Health System Announces Recruitment of Leading Burn Specialists
11. Unique New Initiative by World-Recognized Specialists in Heart Disease and Diabetes to Reduce Residual Vascular Risk Launched Today
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 The laboratory information management systems ... a number of technological advancements due to factors such ... need to integrate healthcare systems, and increasing government support ... system integration. Key players in the market focus on ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Dr. Greg Leyer of UAS Labs recently was ... Pre-Conference seminar on probiotics in San Diego, CA. , ... conference for health care professionals. This year’s pre-conference seminar was ... in health. Dr. Leyer spoke about the emerging topics and ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jan. 22, 2015   Cypher Genomics, Inc., ... (NASDAQ: SQNM ), the leading molecular ... next generation noninvasive prenatal tests (NIPT). Through this ... called Mantis™, to advance analysis of clinically-relevant fetal ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 24, 2014  United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: ... MDT ) has submitted a pre-market approval application ... the use of Medtronic,s SynchroMed ® II implantable ... use with United Therapeutics, Remodulin ® (treprostinil) Injection ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Laboratory Information Management Systems Market is Expected to Reach $1,323.6 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Laboratory Information Management Systems Market is Expected to Reach $1,323.6 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Laboratory Information Management Systems Market is Expected to Reach $1,323.6 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Cypher Genomics and Sequenom Announce Development Agreement 2Cypher Genomics and Sequenom Announce Development Agreement 3Cypher Genomics and Sequenom Announce Development Agreement 4United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 2United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 3United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 4
... Focus on Pharma & Life Science, Gerresheimer AG ... business segment, which primarily manufactures system,components for suppliers to ... of pharma & life science. For this purpose the ... bids., "Through the sale of the technical plastics ...
... -, BRISBANE, Calif., July 31 InterMune, Inc.,(Nasdaq: ... and six months ended June 30, 2008. InterMune reported a ... or $0.68 per share,compared with a net loss of $19.8 ... Dan Welch, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of ...
... ANGELES, July 31 Vista Partners announced today,that ... "Raptor,s drug,candidates, which target billion dollar markets, are ... Company will present Phase 2 results for,Convivia(TM) sometime ... expect FDA approval,of Delayed Release (DR) Cysteamine for ...
Cached Biology Technology:Gerresheimer Starts Process to Sell off its Business Segment of Technical Plastics 2InterMune Reports Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Business Highlights 2InterMune Reports Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Business Highlights 3InterMune Reports Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Business Highlights 4InterMune Reports Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Business Highlights 5InterMune Reports Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Business Highlights 6InterMune Reports Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Business Highlights 7InterMune Reports Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Business Highlights 8InterMune Reports Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Business Highlights 9InterMune Reports Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Business Highlights 10Vista Partners Updates Coverage on Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: RPTP) 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 18, 2014  23andMe, Inc., the leading personal genetics company, ... differences in genetic ancestry of individuals from across ... arrived more than four hundred years ago, the ... for peoples from different continents. This study illuminates how American ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 2014 The Defense Logistics Agency is insourcing its ... counterfeit microcircuits from entering into its supply chain. ... anti-counterfeit initiative dubbed DNA marking. The capability will validate ... throughout the supply chain. The new quality control measures ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9zq33j/global_chemical ) has announced ... 2015-2019" report to their offering. ... upcoming in this market is the increasing demand for ... recording of patient data for quick and correct diagnosis ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):23andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 223andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 323andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 4Defense Logistics Agency Launches DNA Marking Capability to Strengthen Microcircuit Supply Chain 2Defense Logistics Agency Launches DNA Marking Capability to Strengthen Microcircuit Supply Chain 3Global Chemical Sensor Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are Abbott Laboratories, Bayer, Hoffmann La-Roche, Johnson & Johnson, NGK Spark Plugs and Robert Bosch 2
... played out 73 million years ago in northwestern Alberta ... species in northwestern Alberta. University of Alberta student ... from Italy, made the discovery near Grande Prairie, 450 ... came across a nesting site and found the remains ...
... release is available in German . ... of the limited amount of fossil fuels available, renewable ... other plant waste, are becoming the focus of considerable ... conversion of biomass into bio-oil, a highly promising renewable ...
... 2009) The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ... of a new cooperative institute which will be ... Florida Atlantic University in Fort Pierce, Florida, and ... (UNCW). This is the single largest competitive research ...
Cached Biology News:New dinosaur species possible in Northwestern Alberta 2Biomass as a source of raw materials 2NOAA awards $22.5 million to Harbor Branch/FAU and UNCW for new cooperative institute 2NOAA awards $22.5 million to Harbor Branch/FAU and UNCW for new cooperative institute 3
... new HydroFlex platform provides excellent performance, ... of 96-well format applications, including washing ... arrays, and vacuum filtration-to-waste, such as ... on-line control features set new standards ...
... Obtain Clean and Accurate Results Laser ... increase the sensitivity and accuracy of molecular ... cell types and multi-cellular structures isolated from ... approach to microdissection-developed in 1996 at the ...
... raised against a partial recombinant ... ZFHX4 (NP_078997, 2 a.a. ... protein with GST tag. ... NM_024721 Protein ...
... binding specificity and signaling of the members ... be modified by alternative splicing--which has important ... you can perform a classical expression profiling ... different alternatively spliced forms of the gene ...
Biology Products: