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

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01780194
First Posted: January 30, 2013
Last Update Posted: November 28, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Turku University Hospital
  Purpose
  • 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
Comparison Between Effectiveness of Lumbar Fusion and Conservative Treatment

Study Type: Observational

Further study details as provided by Turku University Hospital:

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

Enrollment: 666
Study Start Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: February 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Lumbar fusion group
Conservative treatment group

  Eligibility

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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
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • controlled randomized or non-randomized studies

Exclusion Criteria:

  • not specified
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01780194


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

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Turku University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01780194     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FUSION_META_TYH_2013
First Submitted: January 29, 2013
First Posted: January 30, 2013
Last Update Posted: November 28, 2013
Last Verified: November 2013