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Surgical treatment better for spondylolisthesis

Spine Outcome Research Trial

Arya Nick Shamie, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, discusses the Spine Patient Outcome Research Trial, which showed that surgical treatment for lumbar disc herniation, lumbar stenosis and spondylolisthesis gave better outcomes than...

Building a better bone graft substitute

Challenges in craniofacial surgery

Reza Jarrahy, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UCLA, discusses challenges in craniofacial surgery, the holy grail of which is the search for a better bone graft substitute. Reading: Salinas CN, Anseth KS. Mesenchymal stem cells for craniofacial tissue regeneration:...

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Pelvic floor muscle training improves pelvic organ prolapse

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) during individual physical therapy sessions and home exercise can improve pelvic organ prolapse, researchers from Norway report in the April 30th American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. After 6 months, women in the PFMT group had...