Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 1: Introduction and methodology

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Publication Type pre-print
School or College School of Medicine
Department Neurosurgery
Creator Dailey, Andrew T.
Other Author Kaiser, Michael G.; Eck, Jason C.; Groff, Michael W.; Watters III, William C.; Resnick, Daniel K.; Choudhri, Tanvir F.; Sharan, Alok; Wang, Jeffrey C.; Mummaneni, Praveen V.; Dhall, SanJay S.; Ghogawala, Zoher
Title Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 1: Introduction and methodology
Date 2014-01-01
Description Fusion procedures are an accepted and successful management strategy to alleviate pain and/or neurological symptoms associated with degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. In 2005, the first version of the "Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine" was published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. In an effort to incorporate evidence obtained since the original publication of these guidelines, an expert panel of neurosurgical and orthopedic spine specialists was convened in 2009. Topics reviewed were essentially identical to the original publication. Selected manuscripts from the first iteration of these guidelines as well as relevant publications between 2005 through 2011 were reviewed. Several modifications to the methodology of guideline development were adopted for the current update. In contrast to the 2005 guidelines, a 5-tiered level of evidence strategy was employed, primarily allowing a distinction between lower levels of evidence. The qualitative descriptors (standards/guidelines/options) used in the 2005 recommendations were abandoned and replaced with grades to reflect the strength of medical evidence supporting the recommendation. Recommendations that conflicted with the original publication, if present, were highlighted at the beginning of each chapter. As with the original guideline publication, the intent of this update is to provide a foundation from which an appropriate treatment strategy can be formulated.
Type Text
Publisher American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Volume 21
Issue 1
First Page 2
Last Page 6
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Kaiser, M. G., Eck, J. C., Groff, M. W., Watters III, W. C., Dailey, A.T., Resnick, D.K., Choudhri, T. F., Sharan, A., Wang, J. C., Mummaneni, P. V., Dhall, S. S., & Ghogawala, Z. (2014). Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 1: Introduction and methodology. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, 21(1), 2-6.
Rights Management (c) American Association of Neurological Surgeons
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Date Created 2014-08-06
Date Modified 2014-08-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pk3r8d
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