Should every patient with uncomplicated TB of the spine have surgery? Evidence Update, Tuberculosis Series, February 2007.

Abstract

Each Evidence Update is a 2-page summary of a Cochrane Review of healthcare interventions relevant to people in low-income and middle-income countries.

This Evidence Update is adapted from Jutte PC, Van Loenhout-Rooyackers JH. Routine surgery in addition to chemotherapy for treating spinal tuberculosis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD004532. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004532.pub2.

It is not known whether routine surgery is appropriate for people with spinal tuberculosis.

Citation

Effective Health Care Alliance Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, pp.2

Should every patient with uncomplicated TB of the spine have surgery? Evidence Update, Tuberculosis Series, February 2007.

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