Internal Medicine: Open Access

Internal Medicine: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-8048

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Juan David Urazá Murcia

Department of Neurosurgery, San Ignacio University Hospital, Pontifical Javierian University, Bogotá, Colombia

  • Review Article   
    Management of Discogenic Lumbar Pain with Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy (IDET)
    Author(s): Juan David Urazá Murcia*

    Aim: Evaluate the effectiveness of intradiscal electrothermal therapy in treating discogenic low back pain. Methods: Using three data bases (PubMed, Cochrane and Scopus) we searched for clinical studies evaluating non-operative methods of treating discogenic back pain that were published between 2004-2012. Only systematic reviews and meta-analysis were included. Inclusion criteria: included if they met the following inclusion criteria: patients were at least 18 years of age; they were written in English and involved patients with chronic non-malignant pain who had never been surgical managed, after removal of duplicate citations only 4 articles were selected. Results: The two systematic reviews and two meta-analyzes whose objective were to establish the IDET roll in the improvement of discogenic pain, did no.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2165-8048.19.9.320

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