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In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –
- NSAIDs and Neck Pain
- And Finally, a Story about Gender Differences in Spine Surgery
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Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #539 recorded February 5, 2016.
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NSAIDs and Neck Pain
A study was published in the European Spine Journal to evaluate the effectiveness of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for the management of neck pain and associated disorders (NAD), whiplash-associated disorders, and non-specific low back pain (LBP) with or without radiculopathy.
The authors of the study systematically searched six databases from 2000 to 2014. Random pairs of independent reviewers critically appraised eligible systematic reviews using the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network criteria.
The authors included systematic reviews with a low risk of bias in our best evidence synthesis.
The study concluded that for neck pain and associated disorders, oral NSAIDs may be more effective than placebo. Oral NSAIDs are more effective than placebo for persistent LBP, but not for recent-onset LBP.
Different oral NSAIDs lead to similar outcomes for neck pain and LBP.
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Gender Differences in Spine Surgery
Previous studies have shown gender differences in preoperative status and outcome of spine surgery.
A study was published in the European Spine Journal to explores whether gender differences in preoperative demographics exist in patients scheduled for lumbar disc herniation (LDH) surgery.
The study concluded that women scheduled for LDH surgery report inferior clinical status than men scheduled for the same operation.
The authors of the study have in the literature found no evidence-based data that support such a difference, and the reason for the discrepancy is unclear.
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