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Pathophysiology of ankylosing spondylitis: What’s new?

Última actualización 17/12/08Joint Bone Spine. 2008 Dec;75(6):656-60. Pham T. Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory joint disease that predominantly affects the sacroiliac joints and spine. Its pathophysiology remains one of the most vexing enigmas of rheumatology. However, new insights have been provided by the recent identification of susceptibility genes other …

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Blood conservation techniques in spinal deformity surgery: a retrospective review of patients refusing blood transfusion

Última actualización 13/10/08Spine. 2008 Oct 1;33(21):2310-5. Joseph SA Jr, Berekashvili K, Mariller MM, Rivlin M, Sharma K, Casden A, Bitan F, Kuflik P, Neuwirth M. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review. OBJECTIVE: To review the effectiveness of blood conservation techniques in the spinal fusion of patients that refuse blood transfusion; specifically …

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Better Backs by Better Beds?

Última actualización 2/06/08NULL SPINE 2008 – Volume 33, Number 7 Kim Bergholdt, Rasmus N. Fabricius, Tom Bendix, Abstract Study Design: A randomized/stratified, single-blinded, parallel-group study. Objective: To evaluate 3 structurally different mattresses relative influence on patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). Summary of Background Data: In several advertisements, it …

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Cervical spine injury : Diagnosis, prognosis and management

Última actualización 2/05/08NULL Schüller-Weidekamm C. Radiologe. 2008 Apr 16 [Epub ahead of print] [Article in German] Cervical spine injuries are a common occurrence in multi-trauma patients and should be taken into account when planning further clinical management. This review describes in detail upper and lower cervical spine injuries and introduces …

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