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401. [The health, economic and social impact of low back pain in the Basque Country]

[The health, economic and social impact of low back pain in the Basque Country] Impacto sanitario, economico y social del dolor lumbar en la Comunidad Autonoma del Pais Vasco [The health, economic and social impact of low back pain in the Basque Country] Impacto sanitario, economico y social del dolor lumbar en la Comunidad Autonoma del Pais Vasco [The health, economic and social impact of low back pain in the Basque Country] Perez Tierno S, Martinez de la Eranueva R, Ruiz Tellez A, Aizpuru (...) Barandiaran F, Iturgaiz Gorena, M J Citation Perez Tierno S, Martinez de la Eranueva R, Ruiz Tellez A, Aizpuru Barandiaran F, Iturgaiz Gorena, M J. Impacto sanitario, economico y social del dolor lumbar en la Comunidad Autonoma del Pais Vasco. [The health, economic and social impact of low back pain in the Basque Country] Vitoria-Gasteiz: Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment (OSTEBA). D-03-03. 2003 Authors' objectives

This report aims to determine the impact of low back pain on the health

2003 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

402. Multidisciplinary care for chronic low back pain

Multidisciplinary care for chronic low back pain Multidisciplinary care for chronic low back pain Multidisciplinary care for chronic low back pain French S Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation French S. Multidisciplinary care for chronic low back pain. Clayton, Victoria: Centre for Clinical Effectiveness (CCE) 2003: 12 Authors' objectives This aim (...) of this critical appraisal was to assess whether multidisciplinary pain management programs improve function and quality of life in patients who have chronic low back pain compared to single strategies. Project page URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Low Back Pain; Pain; Patient Care Team Language Published English Country of organisation Australia Address for correspondence Monash Institute of Health Services Research, Block E, Monash Medical Centre, Locked Bag 29, Clayton, Victoria

2003 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

403. Effect of firmness of mattress on chronic non-specific low-back pain: randomised, double-blind, controlled, multicentre trial. (Abstract)

Effect of firmness of mattress on chronic non-specific low-back pain: randomised, double-blind, controlled, multicentre trial. A firm mattress is commonly believed to be beneficial for low-back pain, although evidence supporting this recommendation is lacking. We assessed the effect of different firmnesses of mattresses on the clinical course of patients with chronic non-specific low-back pain.In a randomised, double-blind, controlled, multicentre trial, we assessed 313 adults who had chronic (...) non-specific low-back pain, but no referred pain, who complained of backache while lying in bed and on rising. Mattress firmness is rated on a scale developed by the European Committee for Standardisation. The H(s) scale starts at 1.0 (firmest) and stops at 10.0 (softest). We randomly assigned participants firm mattresses (H(s)=2.3) or medium-firm mattresses (H(s)=5.6). We did clinical assessments at baseline and at 90 days. Primary endpoints were improvements in pain while lying in bed, pain

2003 Lancet Controlled trial quality: predicted high

404. Total disc replacement for chronic low back pain: background and a systematic review of the literature

Total disc replacement for chronic low back pain: background and a systematic review of the literature Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2003 DARE.

405. Rapid magnetic resonance imaging for diagnosing cancer-related low back pain: a cost-effectiveness analysis

Rapid magnetic resonance imaging for diagnosing cancer-related low back pain: a cost-effectiveness analysis Rapid magnetic resonance imaging for diagnosing cancer-related low back pain: a cost-effectiveness analysis Rapid magnetic resonance imaging for diagnosing cancer-related low back pain: a cost-effectiveness analysis Hollingworth W, Gray D T, Martin B I, Sullivan S D, Deyo R A, Jarvik J G Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria (...) for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology The use of rapid magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for diagnosis of cancer-related low back pain (LBP). Type of intervention Diagnosis. Economic study type Cost-utility analysis. Study population The hypothetical study population consisted of patients referred from primary care after

2003 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

406. Treatment- and cost-effectiveness of early intervention for acute low-back pain patients: a one-year prospective study

Treatment- and cost-effectiveness of early intervention for acute low-back pain patients: a one-year prospective study Treatment- and cost-effectiveness of early intervention for acute low-back pain patients: a one-year prospective study Treatment- and cost-effectiveness of early intervention for acute low-back pain patients: a one-year prospective study Gatchel R J, Polatin P B, Noe C, Gardea M, Pulliam C, Thompson J Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation (...) that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology An early intervention programme to prevent acute low-back pain (ALBP) from becoming a chronic disability was studied in high-risk ALBP patients. The programme was compared with no early intervention for high-risk patients, and also with no early

2003 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

407. Comparison of classification-based physical therapy with therapy based on clinical practice guidelines for patients with acute low back pain: a randomized clinical trial

Comparison of classification-based physical therapy with therapy based on clinical practice guidelines for patients with acute low back pain: a randomized clinical trial Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2003 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

408. Use of back belts to prevent occupational low-back pain

Use of back belts to prevent occupational low-back pain Use of back belts to prevent occupational low-back pain | CMAJ Main menu User menu Search Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Practice Use of back belts to prevent occupational low-back pain Recommendation statement from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care Recommendation The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care concludes that the existing evidence is conflicting and does not allow the task force to make (...) a recommendation for or against the use of back belts to either prevent occupational low-back pain or to reduce lost work time due to occupational low-back pain (grade C recommendation). In Canada, back injuries account for over 25% of all lost time claims, the largest single claims category in most workers' compensation jurisdictions. Low-back pain (LBP), which is often seen initially in primary care practice, is estimated to be the most costly ailment in working-age adults. Disability resulting from LBP

2003 CPG Infobase

409. Diagnostic evaluation of low back pain with emphasis on imaging. (Abstract)

Diagnostic evaluation of low back pain with emphasis on imaging. To review evidence on the diagnostic accuracy of clinical information and imaging for patients with low back pain in primary care settings.MEDLINE search (January 1966 to September 2001) for articles and reviews relevant to the accuracy of the clinical and radiographic examination of patients with low back pain.The authors reviewed abstracts and selected articles for review on the basis of a combined judgment. Data on the clinical

2002 Annals of Internal Medicine

410. Multidisciplinary bio-psycho-social rehabilitation for chronic low back pain. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Multidisciplinary bio-psycho-social rehabilitation for chronic low back pain. Chronic low back pain is, in many countries, the main cause of long term disability in middle age. Patients with chronic low back pain are often referred for multidisciplinary treatment. Previous published systematic reviews on this topic included no randomised controlled trials and pooled together controlled and non-controlled studies.To assess the effect of multidisciplinary bio-psycho-social rehabilitation on pain (...) , multiprofessional, multimodal, pain clinic and functional restoration. We also reviewed reference lists and consulted the editors of the Back Review Group of the Cochrane Collaboration.randomised controlled trials comparing multidisciplinary bio-psycho-social rehabilitation with a non-multidisciplinary control intervention.Adults with disabling low back pain of more than three months in duration.Patients had to be assessed and treated by qualified professionals according to a plan that addresses physical

2002 Cochrane

411. Advice to stay active as a single treatment for low back pain and sciatica. (Abstract)

Advice to stay active as a single treatment for low back pain and sciatica. Low back pain is one of the most common conditions managed in primary care. Restricted activity, rest, and symptomatic analgesics are the most commonly prescribed treatment for low back pain and sciatica.To assess the effects of advice to stay active as single treatment for patients with low back pain.Computerised searches in MEDLINE, EMBASE, Sport, The Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, Musculoskeletal Group's Trials (...) Register and Scisearch, and scanning of reference lists from relevant articles were undertaken. Relevant studies were also traced by contacting authors. Date of the most recent searches: December 1998.We included all randomised trials or quasi-randomised trials where the study population consisted of adult patients with low back pain or sciatica, in which one comparison group was advised to stay active. The main outcomes of interest were pain, functional status, recovery and return to work.Two

2002 Cochrane

412. Intradiscal electrothermal anuloplasty. A treatment for patients with chronic low back pain due to anular disruption of contained herniated discs

Intradiscal electrothermal anuloplasty. A treatment for patients with chronic low back pain due to anular disruption of contained herniated discs Intradiscal electrothermal anuloplasty. A treatment for patients with chronic low back pain due to anular disruption of contained herniated discs Intradiscal electrothermal anuloplasty. A treatment for patients with chronic low back pain due to anular disruption of contained herniated discs Medical Services Advisory Committee Record Status (...) This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Medical Services Advisory Committee. Intradiscal electrothermal anuloplasty. A treatment for patients with chronic low back pain due to anular disruption of contained herniated discs. Canberra: Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) 2002: 92 Authors' objectives This report summarises the assessment of current evidence

2002 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

413. Exercise therapy for the treatment of chronic low back pain

Exercise therapy for the treatment of chronic low back pain Exercise therapy for the treatment of chronic low back pain Exercise therapy for the treatment of chronic low back pain Jackson N Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Jackson N. Exercise therapy for the treatment of chronic low back pain. Clayton, Victoria: Centre for Clinical Effectiveness (...) (CCE) 2002: 22 Authors' objectives This aim of this critical appraisal was to assess whether there is any evidence to support a particular exercise or exercise regime for the treatment of chronic low back pain patients. Project page URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Exercise Therapy; Low Back Pain; Pain Language Published English Country of organisation Australia Address for correspondence Monash Institute of Health Services Research, Block E, Monash Medical Centre, Locked

2002 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

414. Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) for low back pain

Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) for low back pain Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) for low back pain Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) for low back pain Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement. Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) for low (...) back pain. Bloomington MN: Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) 2002 Authors' objectives This review aims to assess the available evidence on the effectiveness of intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) for low back pain. Authors' conclusions With regard to Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy (IDET) for Low Back Pain the ICSI Technology Assessment Committee finds: There is no convincing evidence that shows the short or long-term clinical efficacy of this procedure. Only subjective

2002 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

415. Percutaneous intradiscal radiofrequency thermocoagulation for chronic discogenic low back pain

Percutaneous intradiscal radiofrequency thermocoagulation for chronic discogenic low back pain Percutaneous intradiscal radiofrequency thermocoagulation for chronic discogenic low back pain Percutaneous intradiscal radiofrequency thermocoagulation for chronic discogenic low back pain BlueCross BlueShield Association Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database (...) . The BlueCross BlueShield Association Technology Evaluation Center website ( ) includes the most recent 3 years of TEC Assessments. To request older reports, please use the “contact us” feature on the website. Citation BlueCross BlueShield Association. Percutaneous intradiscal radiofrequency thermocoagulation for chronic discogenic low back pain. Chicago: BlueCross BlueShield Association (BCBS). TEC Assessment 17(11). 2002 Authors' objectives This Assessment will review the available evidence to determine

2002 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

416. The use of back belts for prevention of occupational low back pain: systematic review and recommendations

The use of back belts for prevention of occupational low back pain: systematic review and recommendations The use of back belts for prevention of occupational low back pain: systematic review and recommendations The use of back belts for prevention of occupational low back pain: systematic review and recommendations Ammendolia C, Kerr M S, Bombardier C, with the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment (...) . No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Ammendolia C, Kerr M S, Bombardier C, with the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. The use of back belts for prevention of occupational low back pain: systematic review and recommendations. London, Ontario: Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) 2002: 19 Authors' objectives To systematically review the evidence and provide recommendations for primary health care providers on the use

2002 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

417. Outpatient physiotherapy services for low back pain

Outpatient physiotherapy services for low back pain Outpatient physiotherapy services for low back pain Outpatient physiotherapy services for low back pain Fischbacher C Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Fischbacher C. Outpatient physiotherapy services for low back pain. London: Bazian Ltd (Editors), Wessex Institute for Health Research (...) a heterogeneous group of interventions. Although appraisal of each intervention is beyond the scope of this report, a recent high quality review has examined effectiveness of many specific interventions among people with low back pain. Evidence suggests that services which include advice to stay active during acute back pain and which provide exercise therapy for chronic back pain are more likely to be effective. The effectiveness of services that emphasise interventions such as massage, manipulation

2002 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

418. Systematic review of conservative interventions for subacute low back pain

Systematic review of conservative interventions for subacute low back pain Systematic review of conservative interventions for subacute low back pain Systematic review of conservative interventions for subacute low back pain Pengel H M, Maher C G, Refshauge K M Authors' objectives To assess the effect of conservative interventions on pain, disability and return to work for patients with sub-acute low back pain. Searching The following databases were searched to April 2002 for reports published (...) in English or Dutch: MEDLINE, AMED, EMBASE, DocOnline, Inspec, CINAHL, Current Contents, PEDro, MANTIS, ChiroACCESS, OSHROM, SPORTDiscus, DARE, ACP Journal Club, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, PsycINFO and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register. Citations in identified studies were tracked using an ISI Web of Science Citation Index and the reference lists in retrieved studies were checked. The author of a review on sub-acute low back pain was asked to scan the list of identified studies

2002 DARE.

419. Does spinal manipulative therapy help people with chronic low back pain?

Does spinal manipulative therapy help people with chronic low back pain? Does spinal manipulative therapy help people with chronic low back pain? Does spinal manipulative therapy help people with chronic low back pain? Ferreira M L, Ferreira P H, Latimer J, Herbert R, Maher C G Authors' objectives To assess the effect of spinal manipulative therapy on clinically relevant outcomes in patients with chronic lower back pain. Searching EMBASE, CINAHL, MEDLINE, and PEDro were searched from inception (...) pain are to be drawn. Bibliographic details Ferreira M L, Ferreira P H, Latimer J, Herbert R, Maher C G. Does spinal manipulative therapy help people with chronic low back pain? Australian Journal of Physiotherapy 2002; 48(4): 277-284 PubMedID Original Paper URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by NLM MeSH Chronic Disease; Databases, Bibliographic; Humans; Low Back Pain /therapy; Manipulation, Spinal /methods; Meta-Analysis as Topic; Pain Measurement /methods; Quality of Life; Randomized

2002 DARE.

420. Acupuncture: evidence for its use in chronic low back pain

Acupuncture: evidence for its use in chronic low back pain Acupuncture: evidence for its use in chronic low back pain Acupuncture: evidence for its use in chronic low back pain Henderson H Authors' objectives To assess the efficacy of acupuncture for chronic low back pain. Searching MEDLINE, CINAHL, the Cochrane Library, OMNI, DARE and the University of Maryland's CAMPAIN database were searched; some of the search terms were reported. The search dates were not reported. Experts were consulted (...) , lidocaine, lidocaine with steroid, sham acupuncture and standard clinic therapy. Participants included in the review Studies in people with low back pain conditions were eligible for inclusion. Apparently, only chronic pain was included; chronic was not defined. All of the included studies were conducted in adults. It was mentioned that one study was of an elderly population (aged 60 years or more). Outcomes assessed in the review The outcome of interest was not explicit. It appeared to be pain relief

2002 DARE.