Lumbar Fusion Compared With Conservative Treatment in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain: a Meta-analysis

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 30, 2013
Last Update Posted : November 28, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Turku University Hospital

Brief Summary:
  • To determine the effect size of lumbar fusion measured by Oswestry Disability Index and compared with conservative treatment in patients with chronic low back pain.
  • Meta-analysis using fixed effect model synthesis method.
  • Included studies were retrieved from Medline and Cochrane CENTRAL databases since 1990.

Condition or disease
Comparison Between Effectiveness of Lumbar Fusion and Conservative Treatment

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 666 participants
Study Start Date : December 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2013

Lumbar fusion group
Conservative treatment group

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Oswestry Disability Index [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
People with chronic low back pain due to degenerative spinal conditions

Inclusion Criteria:

  • controlled randomized or non-randomized studies

Exclusion Criteria:

  • not specified

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Turku University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Mikhail Saltychev, PhD Turku University Hospital

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Turku University Hospital Identifier: NCT01780194     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FUSION_META_TYH_2013
First Posted: January 30, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 28, 2013
Last Verified: November 2013