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Article: Tuberculosis of the spine in the new millennium

TitleTuberculosis of the spine in the new millennium
Authors
KeywordsChemotherapy
Deformity
Paraplegia
Spinal tuberculosis
Surgery
Issue Date1999
PublisherSpringer. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/medicine/orthopedics/journal/586
Citation
European Spine Journal, 1999, v. 8 n. 5, p. 338-345 How to Cite?
AbstractTuberculosis of the spine is probably one of the earliest diseases to have affected the human race. Over the past few decades, the epidemiology, pathology, natural history and diagnostic methodology have been well studied. The multinational prospective study on the efficacy of conservative chemotherapy and surgical treatment coordinated by the Medical Research Council has just completed a final 15-year follow-up report. Although it appears from this study that conservative treatment is as effective as surgical intervention for earlier and milder diseases, there are still reservations on the effect of such treatment at much longer follow-ups and for more severe diseases. Further developments in diagnosis using molecular genetic techniques, more effective antibiotics and more aggressive surgical protocols in the next millennium may help in solving the problems of late severe deformity and paraplegia in the debilitated immunocompromised patients.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/79451
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.132
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.972
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dc.date.available2010-09-06T07:54:50Z-
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dc.identifier.citationEuropean Spine Journal, 1999, v. 8 n. 5, p. 338-345en_HK
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dc.description.abstractTuberculosis of the spine is probably one of the earliest diseases to have affected the human race. Over the past few decades, the epidemiology, pathology, natural history and diagnostic methodology have been well studied. The multinational prospective study on the efficacy of conservative chemotherapy and surgical treatment coordinated by the Medical Research Council has just completed a final 15-year follow-up report. Although it appears from this study that conservative treatment is as effective as surgical intervention for earlier and milder diseases, there are still reservations on the effect of such treatment at much longer follow-ups and for more severe diseases. Further developments in diagnosis using molecular genetic techniques, more effective antibiotics and more aggressive surgical protocols in the next millennium may help in solving the problems of late severe deformity and paraplegia in the debilitated immunocompromised patients.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
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dc.relation.ispartofEuropean Spine Journalen_HK
dc.subjectChemotherapyen_HK
dc.subjectDeformityen_HK
dc.subjectParaplegiaen_HK
dc.subjectSpinal tuberculosisen_HK
dc.subjectSurgeryen_HK
dc.titleTuberculosis of the spine in the new millenniumen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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