Navigation Links
Spacer Insertion May Offer Less Invasive Option for Lumbar Problems

Implanting a small spacer between lumbar vertebrae during a procedure called interspinous process decompression may be an effective and minimally invasive way to treat spinal// stenosis, according to a new report.

The report is published by ECRI, an independent nonprofit health services research agency that produces systematic reviews on medical devices, drugs, biotechnologies, procedures, and health services.

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the openings in the vertebrae that contain the spinal cord and nerve roots. The condition, usually caused by age-related degeneration of the spinal disks and osteoarthritis of the spine, may “pinch” the nerves, resulting in pain or cramping in the legs, buttocks or groin that is aggravated by standing or walking.

The position of the spine typically affects the symptoms: leaning forward reduces the pain, while leaning backward makes it worse. Treatment generally starts conservatively, with physical therapy and pain relievers, and can include epidural steroid injections. Severe cases may require surgery to decompress the spinal cord, which can include fusing two or more of the vertebrae together.

Spacer insertion has a potential role as a less costly alternative to conventional operative procedures when conservative treatments have failed or in situations in which patients are unwilling to consider more invasive surgery. One spacer, X Stop, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in patients age 50 and older with confirmed lumbar spinal stenosis. XStop was the only spacer addressed in the ECRI report; however, other versions of the spacer are under review.

According to the ECRI analysis, only one randomized controlled trial of the procedure has been reported. A total of 191 patients at nine centers were randomly assigned to undergo either the spacer procedure or to be treated nonoperatively. Results from this study suggest that for some patients,
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Spacers Score Over Nebulizers in Childhood Asthma Treatment
2. Pancreatitis: Minimially Invasive Procedure Offers Long-Term Pain Relief
3. Drug Offers Hope for Alzheimers disease
4. Drug Firm Offers to Donate Smallpox Vaccine
5. Stem Cells Found To Offer Promise For Hair Growth
6. fMRI Offers Insight Into An Infants Brain
7. Diet Found To Offer Protection Against Leukemia
8. Gel Offers A More Targeted Approach
9. Umbilical Cord Blood Offers Hope For Patients Who Require Bone Marrow Transplants
10. Olive Oil Found To Offer A Protective Effect Against Breast Cancer
11. A New Product Offering protection against anthrax
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Spacer Insertion May Offer Less Invasive Option for Lumbar Problems

(Date:10/22/2014)... Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter ... remain riveted on the three Ebola cases in Dallas. But, ... health threat to Americans. President Barack Obama on Friday ... the virus, which has infected two Dallas nurses who cared ... at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. But the U.S. cases ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Hay House is ... Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life (Paperback; $10.82) written by ... Yoga & Recovery. This book is meant to help ... a life of recovery. , Recovery 2.0 is not ... Steps; Recovery 2.0 is a guide for what comes next. ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 Healthcare professionals who are ... education at home or on-the-go via laptops, tablets ... brand new, premium Seminar-on-Demand CE courses. The new ... 2,000 hours of CE course offerings, ... experience. With such a diverse library, there’s something ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Prussia, PA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 ... recognized as an industry leader with over 25 years ... winning team leader in the areas related to EDI, ... Mr. Carlson is an Editorial Advisory Board member for ... Council Educator. Blue Fin Group is a management ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... -- Two sisters in high school have developed ways ... Medha Krishen use electronic stethoscopes, which electronically amplify body ... patterns or heartbeats. Ilina, a senior at Port ... a way to detect early lung damage in people ... Ilina recorded one breath cycle each from 16 smokers, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself 2Health News:Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself 3Health News:Hay House Announces The Official Release of Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life 2Health News:Hay House Announces The Official Release of Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life 3Health News:Top Provider of Continuing Education at Home Releases 20 New Online Courses 2Health News:Rich Carlson and Marc Duey to Hold Workshop at CBI’s Specialty Pharmacy and Distribution Networks Conference 2Health News:Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage 2
... Surgeon, went ahead and purchased a medical equipment from ... permission// from the hospital authorities. Apparently, he had already ... at James Paget Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk. A retractor, which ... placed the huge order. ,Since a retractor ...
... public demand for transparency in clinical trials involving humans, ... firms to register all such studies and include details ... ,'Registration of all clinical trials and full disclosure ... fundamental to ensuring transparency in medical research and fulfilling ...
... sum of Rs 749 crore would be spent in Haryana ... 2010 in order to reduce infant mortality rate// in the ... ,Addressing a Nav Nirman Rally organised by President of All ... here, Hooda said emphasis has been laid on improving health ...
... to the recent study it is said that researchers are ... mental illness by DNA profiling//. They are going to develop ... such as schizophrenia and autism. The skin tests are to ... which opened near Inverness. ,By the end of ...
... new Health Minister of Northern Ireland, expressing his apology over ... has stated that women who had suffered distress and anxiety ... out the delay in the cancer diagnosis of six women ... increase in risk of dying from breast cancer attributable to ...
... the onslaught of Foot-and-mouth disease. The disease has not spared ... only a small portion of the cattle// and pigs are ... and not as dangerous as avian flu," said Vu Ngoc ... in Hanoi. "There have not been a big number of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Minster Apologizes To Women Involved In Breast Cancer Screening Scandal 2
(Date:10/20/2014)... 20, 2014  ResMed (NYSE: RMD ... Data Exchange program, a comprehensive suite of software ... and other health care providers. ... critical patient information. It integrates valuable sleep and ... patient management platforms with customers, in-house or third-party ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... --  BioNano Genomics announced today achievement of a major ... data at 30X depth, sufficient for a genome map, in ... established and demonstrated for the IrysChip TM V2, the ... and will be rolled out to BioNano,s collaborators and customers ... advancement at the American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG) ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 2014   Taiho Oncology, Inc. , a ... Japan ), announced that the U.S. Food ... for TAS-102 (nonproprietary names: trifluridine and tipiracil hydrochloride), ... the treatment of refractory metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), ... NDA submission to the FDA. According to the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ResMed Launches ResMed Data Exchange 2BioNano Genomics Announces One Human : One Chip : One Day 2BioNano Genomics Announces One Human : One Chip : One Day 3Taiho Oncology, Inc. Receives FDA Fast Track Designation for TAS-102 as a Potential Treatment for Refractory Metastatic Colorectal Cancer 2Taiho Oncology, Inc. Receives FDA Fast Track Designation for TAS-102 as a Potential Treatment for Refractory Metastatic Colorectal Cancer 3Taiho Oncology, Inc. Receives FDA Fast Track Designation for TAS-102 as a Potential Treatment for Refractory Metastatic Colorectal Cancer 4
... for the most common, pathogens, including ... Oct. 26 Arpida (SWX:,ARPN) today presented ... III,clinical trials at the 48th Interscience Conference ... of America (IDSA) 46th,annual meeting in Washington, ...
... 26 Sequoia Pharmaceuticals presented,positive results today from ... inhibitor (PI). One study based on an in ... SPI-256 with HIV protease,provides a rationale for its ... second study conducted in healthy volunteers demonstrates,that SPI-256 ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Pivotal Phase III Data Confirm the Efficacy and Safety of Arpida's Intravenous Iclaprim in Treating Patients With Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections 2Pivotal Phase III Data Confirm the Efficacy and Safety of Arpida's Intravenous Iclaprim in Treating Patients With Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections 3Pivotal Phase III Data Confirm the Efficacy and Safety of Arpida's Intravenous Iclaprim in Treating Patients With Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections 4Pivotal Phase III Data Confirm the Efficacy and Safety of Arpida's Intravenous Iclaprim in Treating Patients With Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections 5Pivotal Phase III Data Confirm the Efficacy and Safety of Arpida's Intravenous Iclaprim in Treating Patients With Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections 6Pivotal Phase III Data Confirm the Efficacy and Safety of Arpida's Intravenous Iclaprim in Treating Patients With Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections 7Sequoia Pharmaceuticals Presents In Vitro and First-in-Human Data Supporting Further Development of SPI-256, a Novel Investigational Protease Inhibitor 2Sequoia Pharmaceuticals Presents In Vitro and First-in-Human Data Supporting Further Development of SPI-256, a Novel Investigational Protease Inhibitor 3Sequoia Pharmaceuticals Presents In Vitro and First-in-Human Data Supporting Further Development of SPI-256, a Novel Investigational Protease Inhibitor 4
Compact tray features all components for urethral catheterization....
... For the first time, the ... pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical solution coupled ... the five major steps a sample ... communications between each one - it ...
Convective Air Warming Blankets...
MAMMOMAT 3000 Nova supports high-volume screening as well as interventional diagnostics. Versatile procedural capabilities include magnification, stereotactic biopsy, needle localization, and specime...
Medicine Products: