Arizona Pain Specialists Contend Recent Vertebroplasty Studies are Misleading: Studies Actually Show it is Effective at Reducing Pain
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 signi...
Long-Term Data for 884 Patients Show Vertebroplasty for Osteoporotic Spinal Fractures Provides Dramatic Pain Relief, Greatly Decreases Disability
WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The results of a
five-year follow-up study of 884 osteoporosis patients bolster the use of
vertebroplasty -- an interventional radiology treatment for vertebral
compression fractures -- finding that the procedure provides dramatic pain
Cone-beam CT: Just as useful as MDCT before and after percutaneous vertebroplasty
Cone-beam CT which is believed to deliver less radiation than MDCT is just as useful when evaluating patients before and after percutaneous vertebroplasty
according to a study performed at the Department of Clinical Radiology, Kyushu University, Fukoka, Japan. Percutaneous vertebroplasty
is a mini...
Surgery, 'Sham' Equal in Treating Compression Fracture Pain
...on at Texas Brain and Spine Institute in Bryan.
involves injecting a type of "cement" into the spi...e New England Journal of Medicine , the number of vertebroplasty
procedures performed in the United States has doub... vertebral compression fractures to receive either vertebroplasty
or a "sham" surgery without cement.
Those in th...
DFine Secures $30 Million in Series D Funding
...patient care that will drive it
to succeed in this market."
Minimally invasive treatment of VCFs, percutaneous vertebral
augmentation (also known as vertebroplasty
or kyphoplasty), require
placement of bone cement into the fractured vertebra. Percutaneous
vertebral augmentation offers many benefits compared to a ...
Pain Relief for Osteoporosis Patients With Fractures
shows benefit in study of those with spinal afflic...-- In osteoporosis patients with spinal fractures, vertebroplasty
provides significant pain relief and helps decrease disability, according to a new study.
involves injection of medical-grade bone cement in...
SearchMedica's Second Quarterly 'Top Clinical Search Terms' Report Reveals Top 25 Oncology, General Medicine and Psychiatry Search Terms Among Medical Professionals
... by medical professionals were: 1. CNS metastases (Q3-'07 - breast cancer) 2. Prostate cancer (Q3-'07 - lung cancer) 3. Ovarian cancer (Q3-'07 - vertebroplasty
metastases) 4. Medullary thyroid cancer (Q3-'07 - leukemia) 5. Pancreatic cancer (Q3-'07 - recurrent ovarian cancer) The top five Q4 general medi...
SearchMedica.com Reveals Top Searches Among Medical Professionals
...professionals." In the third quarter of 2007, the top cancer related searches among
medical professionals were: 1. breast cancer 2. lung cancer 3. vertebroplasty
metastases 4. leukemia 5. recurrent ovarian cancer
The top psychiatric searches among medical professionals were:
1. mood stabilizer 2. unipol...
National Neurosurgery Awareness Week Kicks Off During Annual Meeting of the AANS
...dications, bracing, or invasive spinal surgery. When conservative treatment options have proven ineffective, two minimally invasive procedures, called vertebroplasty
and kyphoplasty may be considered as treatment options. Recent advances in spinal procedures have reduced the need for invasive surgery, in many cases...
More Americans Suffer from Vertebral Compression Fractures
...ough some patients stay in the hospital overnight. vertebroplasty
takes from one to two hours to perform, depending ...ollowing criteria may be considered candidates for vertebroplasty
?Osteoporotic VCFs in any ar... bone fragment or tumor
Complication rates for vertebroplasty
and kyphoplasty have been estimated at less than 2...
...whereby a feeding tube is inserted orally into the stomach to feed patients that cannot swallow food. ... in the last few years percutaneous vertebroplasty
(PVP) has emerged as an ... Cotton A, Boutry N, Cortet B, et al: Percutaneous Vertebroplasty: State of the Art. ... Percutaneous mitral balloo...
...ditions of the foot! ... Calcaneal fractures are common among roofers and rock climbers. ... Current and accurate information for patients about vertebroplasty
& Kyphoplasty. ... When a vertebra fractures , the usual rectangular shape of the bone becomes ... Fractures of the small wrist bones, such...
Arizona Pain Specialists Contend Recent Vertebroplasty Studies are Misleading
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 in...
Competition Alive in the Global Spine Market
...e market. DePuy moved into the minimally invasive vertebral
compression fracture treatment market in November 2007 with the purchase of
the Confidence vertebroplasty
system from Kyphon, which the company had to
divest post its Disc-O-Tech Medical Technologies acquisition.
The Global Competitor Insights for Spinal...