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SUcceSS, SUrgery for Spinal Stenosis: protocol of a randomised, placebo-controlled trial

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Introduction Central lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a common cause of pain, reduced function and quality of life in older adults. Current management of LSS includes surgery to decompress the spinal canal and alleviate symptoms. However, evidence supporting surgical decompression derives from unblinded randomised trials with high cross-over rates or cohort studies showing modest benefits. This protocol describes the design of the SUrgery for Spinal Stenosis (SUcceSS) trial —t... Expand abstract
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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024944

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Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ Open Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
2
Pages:
e024944
Publication date:
2019-02-13
Acceptance date:
2018-12-12
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EISSN:
2044-6055
Pmid:
30765407
Source identifiers:
974938
Language:
English
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pubs:974938
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uuid:bea96b16-19e2-4808-a336-66411e5b91d9
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pubs:974938
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2019-08-16

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