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Today’s Links October 28, 2013

  • Macnab Criteria
    Macnab criteria reflects well a surgeon’s impression about the surgery’s overall success in terms of patient’s satisfaction, and how that particular patient should be categorized. Its roughness (only 4 class, and no detailed metrics of symptomatology) necessiates its use should be accompanied and backed by other scales such as pain scales and ODI, etc. It is still useful. However, its use as a sole outcome instrument is not acceptable in today’s standards…..

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  • Modic Endplate Changes
    Degenerative vertebral endplate and subchondral bone marrow changes were first classified by Modic et al. Differentiation between degenerative changes of vertebral endplates and bone marrow and spondylodiscitis can sometimes be problematic…

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  • EuroQol-5D Review
    The EQ-5D questionnaire is a measure of both clinical and economic value in health care. EQ-5D is a standardised measure of health status developed by the EuroQol Group in order to provide a simple, generic measure of health for clinical and economic appraisal …

Today’s Links November 22, 2012

  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation
    Sacral nerve stimulation (also known as sacral neuromodulaon) is a therapeutic method used for bladder and bowel diseases. Its use was first reported by Tanagho and Schmidt in 1988 for the treatment of urinary dysfunction. Later on, utilization of sacral nerve stimulation for bowel dysfunction was appreciated. In this method, stimulation of the sacral nerve causes contraction of sphincters and pelvic floor muscles, which in turn causes changes in the contraction patterns of bladder or bowel…

Today’s Links November 18, 2012

  • Spine Surgery Registries
    Benefits of spine registries are many. Although randomised controlled trials are accepted to be the ‘gold standard’ for scientific evaluation, they may be unnecessary, inappropriate, impossible, or inadequate in many times. In addition, the external validity and hence the ability to make generalisations about the results of randomised trials is often low. Considering many surgical techniques or technologies were introduced into the field of spine surgery without randomised trials or prospective cohort comparisons, there is obvious an even increased need for spine registries.
    This page presents a current list of spine registries…..