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Percutaneous Vertebroplasty

Percutaneous Vertebroplasty Percutaneous Vertebroplasty var callbackToken='47341B04B3581D1'; American Journal of Neuroradiology Skip to main page content Home Current Issue Publication Preview Search the AJNR Archives Interventional Neuroradiology Neurographics Help Search for Keyword: GO Advanced Search Institution: Deep Dyve User Name Password Sign In Introduction <h2>Percutaneous Vertebroplasty</h2> M.E. Jensen a and J.A. Hirsch b University of Virginia Health System Charlottesville, Va Massachussetts General Hospital Boston, Mass Few would argue that “percutaneous vertebroplasty” announced its birth and found its voice on the pages of the American Journal of Neuroradiology . No other publication has been more crucial to the discussion, dissection, and dissemination of technical and clinical research as it relates to this procedure, than the AJNR . It was a pleasure for us to review and compile this “Special Collection” bibliography from the extensive list of papers that have been published over the past 15 years. The wealth of information within the AJNR archives was both exhilarating and frustrating. We marveled at the academic riches rediscovered but lamented the reality that the list had to have limits. So we selected articles based upon their technical value, advancement of the procedure with respect to safety and efficacy, and clinical evaluations of large, longitudinal series. We would like to thank all the authors who have contributed to the entire body of vertebroplasty literature in the AJNR and regret that we could not include more articles. Recently, vertebroplasty has come under microscopic scrutiny after the New England Journal of Medicine published the results of 2 prospective, randomized trials. The INVEST trial concluded that vertebroplasty was as efficacious as a local anesthetic injection in alleviating back pain. The results were surprising and may leave the reader wondering if this “Special Collection” is now obsolete. We say, an emphatic “no.” The sheer number of positive outcomes in patients debilitated by their disease, catalogued on the pages you are about to read, stand as testimony to the benefits of vertebroplasty over best medical therapy. We encourage the continued examination of the advantages of vertebroplasty in ways that will stand the most rigorous scrutiny. We would like to thank Mauricio Castillo, Editor-in-Chief of the AJNR , for inviting us to compile this Special Collection on percutaneous vertebroplasty. It was truly a labor of love for both of us, and a pleasant stroll down memory lane. Copyright © American Society of Neuroradiology CiteULike Connotea Delicious Digg Google+ What's this? « Previous | Next Article » Table of Contents This Article doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A1920 AJNR 2009 30: S2 » Full Text PDF Services Email this article to a colleague Alert me when this article is cited Alert me if a correction is posted Similar articles in this journal Download to citation manager Citing Articles Load citing article information Citing articles via CrossRef Citing articles via Web of Science Citing articles via Google Scholar Google Scholar Articles by Jensen, M. Articles by Hirsch, J. Search for related content PubMed Articles by Jensen, M. Articles by Hirsch, J. Related Content Load related web page information Social Bookmarking CiteULike Connotea Delicious Digg Google+ What's this? Hotlight What's Hotlight? Current Issue Volume 32, Issue 11 Alert me to new issues of AJNR About AJNR Subscribe Author Info Submit Online Editorial Board Feedback E-mail Alerts Advertising RSS Home Subscribe Author Info Submit Online Feedback Help Copyright © 2011 by the American Society of Neuroradiology Print ISSN: 0195-6108 Online ISSN: 1936-959X http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Neuroradiology American Journal of Neuroradiology

Percutaneous Vertebroplasty

American Journal of Neuroradiology , Volume 30 (suppl 1): S2 – Sep 1, 2009

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American Journal of Neuroradiology
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Copyright © 2009 by the American Society of Neuroradiology.
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0195-6108
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1936-959X
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10.3174/ajnr.A1920
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Percutaneous Vertebroplasty var callbackToken='47341B04B3581D1'; American Journal of Neuroradiology Skip to main page content Home Current Issue Publication Preview Search the AJNR Archives Interventional Neuroradiology Neurographics Help Search for Keyword: GO Advanced Search Institution: Deep Dyve User Name Password Sign In Introduction <h2>Percutaneous Vertebroplasty</h2> M.E. Jensen a and J.A. Hirsch b University of Virginia Health System Charlottesville, Va Massachussetts General Hospital Boston, Mass Few would argue that “percutaneous vertebroplasty” announced its birth and found its voice on the pages of the American Journal of Neuroradiology . No other publication has been more crucial to the discussion, dissection, and dissemination of technical and clinical research as it relates to this procedure, than the AJNR . It was a pleasure for us to review and compile this “Special Collection” bibliography from the extensive list of papers that have been published over the past 15 years. The wealth of information within the AJNR archives was both exhilarating and frustrating. We marveled at the academic riches rediscovered but lamented the reality that the list had to have limits. So we selected articles based upon their technical value, advancement of the procedure with respect to safety and efficacy, and clinical evaluations of large, longitudinal series. We would like to thank all the authors who have contributed to the entire body of vertebroplasty literature in the AJNR and regret that we could not include more articles. Recently, vertebroplasty has come under microscopic scrutiny after the New England Journal of Medicine published the results of 2 prospective, randomized trials. The INVEST trial concluded that vertebroplasty was as efficacious as a local anesthetic injection in alleviating back pain. The results were surprising and may leave the reader wondering if this “Special Collection” is now obsolete. We say, an emphatic “no.” The sheer number of positive outcomes in patients debilitated by their disease, catalogued on the pages you are about to read, stand as testimony to the benefits of vertebroplasty over best medical therapy. We encourage the continued examination of the advantages of vertebroplasty in ways that will stand the most rigorous scrutiny. We would like to thank Mauricio Castillo, Editor-in-Chief of the AJNR , for inviting us to compile this Special Collection on percutaneous vertebroplasty. It was truly a labor of love for both of us, and a pleasant stroll down memory lane. Copyright © American Society of Neuroradiology CiteULike Connotea Delicious Digg Google+ What's this? « Previous | Next Article » Table of Contents This Article doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A1920 AJNR 2009 30: S2 » Full Text PDF Services Email this article to a colleague Alert me when this article is cited Alert me if a correction is posted Similar articles in this journal Download to citation manager Citing Articles Load citing article information Citing articles via CrossRef Citing articles via Web of Science Citing articles via Google Scholar Google Scholar Articles by Jensen, M. Articles by Hirsch, J. Search for related content PubMed Articles by Jensen, M. Articles by Hirsch, J. Related Content Load related web page information Social Bookmarking CiteULike Connotea Delicious Digg Google+ What's this? Hotlight What's Hotlight? Current Issue Volume 32, Issue 11 Alert me to new issues of AJNR About AJNR Subscribe Author Info Submit Online Editorial Board Feedback E-mail Alerts Advertising RSS Home Subscribe Author Info Submit Online Feedback Help Copyright © 2011 by the American Society of Neuroradiology Print ISSN: 0195-6108 Online ISSN: 1936-959X

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Published: Sep 1, 2009

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