Monday, June 20, 2016

Best Treatment for Critical Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

  Most patients who underwent spinal fusion after laminectomy decompression scored no better than those who underwent decompression procedures alone in scales that measured difficulty in walking, pain, and impact on quality of life.
NEJM 2016;374:1413-1422
NEJM 2016;374:1424-1434

Lyrica Associated with Major Birth Defects

  From Researchers in Lausanne Switzerland, women that took Lyrica (pregabalin) for a variety of conditions (pain related) during their first trimester of pregnancy had infants with a much higher rate of major birth defects than matched control subjects not taking Lyrica.
Neurology Today
19 May 2016 Vol. 16 - Issue 10:pp1,12-15