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Minimally invasive tubular microdiscectomy found effective for recurrent lumbar disc herniation

February 11, 2016

Researchers found minimally invasive tubular microdiscectomy can offer patients with recurrent lumbar disc herniation success rates comparable to those reported with other minimally invasive techniques.

Researchers included 30 consecutive patients who underwent minimally invasive tubular microdiscectomy for recurrent lumbar disc herniation. Preoperative and postoperative VAS scores for pain and clinical outcomes according to a modified Macnab criteria were evaluated. Patients had a minimum follow-up of 1.5 years.

DeGen Medical launches anterior cervical plate system

February 11, 2016
DeGen Medical Inc. recently announced the launch of its cervical spine implant, Hyper-C Anterior Cervical Plate System, an anterior intervertebral fixation device…
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Promising results seen with primary hip arthroscopy after 2 years

February 11, 2016
Results from this study showed clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction was excellent after primary hip arthroscopy, with a 91.4% survivorship overall after 2 years of…
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Reading speed suitable outcome measure for lampalizumab trials

February 11, 2016
MIAMI — Results of the MAHALO study support the use of reading speed as a secondary outcome measure in clinical trials for lampalizumab, a speaker told colleagues…
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Cytomegalovirus linked to metabolic dysfunction in adults without obesity

February 11, 2016
A weak but statistically significant relationship was found between cytomegalovirus and metabolic dysfunction adults without obesity. “In contrast…
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The Patient with an Upper Respiratory Infection

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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is one of the most common infectious diseases of childhood, as it is estimated that…
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LASIK for Hyperopia Using an Aberration-Neutral Profile With an Asymmetric Offset Centration

Journal of Refractive Surgery, February 2016, Volume 32 Issue 2
To investigate refractive outcomes and induction of corneal higher order aberrations (HOAs) in eyes with large pupil to…
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VIDEO: Allergan looks to have complete platform for glaucoma treatment

February 9, 2016
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