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421. 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

422. 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

423. 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

424. 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.

425. 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.

426. 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.

427. 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.

428. 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.

429. 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.

430. 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.

431. 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.

432. 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.

433. Cost-effectiveness of lumbar spine radiography in primary care patients with low back pain

Cost-effectiveness of lumbar spine radiography in primary care patients with low back pain 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.

2002 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

434. Radiography of the lumbar spine in primary care patients with low back pain: randomised controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Radiography of the lumbar spine in primary care patients with low back pain: randomised controlled trial. To test the hypothesis that radiography of the lumbar spine in patients with low back pain is not associated with improved clinical outcomes or satisfaction with care.Randomised unblinded controlled trial.73 general practices in Nottingham, north Nottinghamshire, southern Derbyshire, north Lincolnshire, and north Leicestershire. 52 practices recruited participants to the trial.421 patients (...) with low back pain of a median duration of 10 weeks.Radiography of the lumbar spine.Roland adaptation of the sickness impact profile, visual analogue scale for pain, health status, EuroQol, satisfaction with care, use of primary and secondary care services, and reporting of low back pain at three and nine months after randomisation.The intervention group were more likely to report low back pain at three months (relative risk 1.26, 95% confidence interval 1.00 to 1.60) and had a lower overall health

2001 BMJ Controlled trial quality: predicted high

435. The role of radiography in primary care patients with low back pain of at least 6 weeks duration: a randomised (unblinded) controlled trial

The role of radiography in primary care patients with low back pain of at least 6 weeks duration: a randomised (unblinded) controlled trial The role of radiography in primary care patients with low back pain of at least 6 weeks duration: a randomised (unblinded) controlled trial The role of radiography in primary care patients with low back pain of at least 6 weeks duration: a randomised (unblinded) controlled trial Kendrick D, Fielding K, Bentley E, Miller P, Kerslake R, Pringle M 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 Kendrick D, Fielding K, Bentley E, Miller P, Kerslake R, Pringle M. The role of radiography in primary care patients with low back pain of at least 6 weeks duration: a randomised (unblinded) controlled trial. Health Technology Assessment 2001; 5(30): 1-69 Authors' objectives This study aims to test

2001 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

436. Vertebral axial decompression therapy for chronic low back pain

Vertebral axial decompression therapy for chronic low back pain Vertebral axial decompression therapy for chronic low back pain Vertebral axial decompression therapy for chronic low back pain 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. Vertebral axial (...) decompression therapy for chronic low back pain. Canberra: Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) 2001: 29 Authors' objectives This report aims to assess the effectiveness of vertebral axial decompression therapy for chronic low back pain. Authors' conclusions Since there is currently insufficient evidence pertaining to the effectiveness of vertebral axial decompression (VAX-D) therapy, MSAC recommended that public funding should not be supported at this time for this procedure. Project page URL INAHTA

2001 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

437. Endoscopic laser foraminoplasty for low back pain - horizon scanning review

Endoscopic laser foraminoplasty for low back pain - horizon scanning review Endoscopic laser foraminoplasty for low back pain - horizon scanning review Endoscopic laser foraminoplasty for low back pain - horizon scanning review NHSC 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 NHSC. Endoscopic laser foraminoplasty for low back pain (...) - horizon scanning review. Birmingham: National Horizon Scanning Centre (NHSC). New and Emerging Technology Briefing. 2001 Authors' objectives To summarise the current research evidence on endoscopic laser foraminoplasty (ELF) for low back pain. Authors' conclusions - Clinical impact: Until the results of a planned trial study are available the true impact of ELF on the general population with chronic low back pain is not known. However, evidence presented in the form of a longitudinal case series

2001 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

438. Finding cancer in primary care outpatients with low back pain: a comparison of diagnostic strategies

Finding cancer in primary care outpatients with low back pain: a comparison of diagnostic strategies Finding cancer in primary care outpatients with low back pain: a comparison of diagnostic strategies Finding cancer in primary care outpatients with low back pain: a comparison of diagnostic strategies Joines J D, McNutt R A, Carey T S, Deyo T A, Rouhani R 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 Strategies for diagnosing cancer in primary care patients with low back pain. The strategies, and their relevant technologies, were as follows: B = MRI (image) if erythrocyte sedimentation rate positive(ESR+) and x-ray positive; C = image everyone; D = image if ESR positive; E = image if x-ray positive; F = image if ESR

2001 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

439. Philadelphia Panel evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on selected rehabilitation interventions for low back pain

Philadelphia Panel evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on selected rehabilitation interventions for low back pain Philadelphia Panel evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on selected rehabilitation interventions for low back pain Philadelphia Panel evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on selected rehabilitation interventions for low back pain Philadelphia Panel Authors' objectives To improve appropriate use of rehabilitation interventions for lower- back pain (LBP) through (...) , Government of Canada; Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Bibliographic details Philadelphia Panel. Philadelphia Panel evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on selected rehabilitation interventions for low back pain. Physical Therapy 2001; 81(10): 1641-1674 PubMedID Other publications of related interest 1. Jadad AR, Moore RA, Carroll D, Jenkinson C, Reynolds DJ, Gavaghan DJ, et al. Assessing the quality of reports of randomized trials: is blinding necessary? Control Clin Trials 1996;17

2001 DARE.

440. The role of radiography in primary care patients with low back pain of at least 6 weeks duration: a randomised (unblinded) controlled trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

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2001 NIHR HTA programme