Effectiveness of vertebroplasty using individual patient data from two randomised placebo controlled trials: Meta-analysis

Margaret Staples, David Kallmes, Bryan Comstock, Jeffrey Jarvik, Richard Harry Osborne, Patrick J Heagerty, Rachelle Buchbinder

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Objective To determine whether vertebroplasty is more effective than placebo for patients with pain of recent onset (a??6 weeks) or severe pain (score a?Y8 on 0-10 numerical rating scale). Design Meta-analysis of combined individual patient level data. Setting Two multicentred randomised controlled trials of vertebroplasty; one based in Australia, the other in the United States.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 11
Number of pages11
JournalThe BMJ
Issue numberArt. No: d3952
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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