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The outcomes of chemotherapy only treatment on mild spinal tuberculosis

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, May 2016
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Title
The outcomes of chemotherapy only treatment on mild spinal tuberculosis
Published in
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, May 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13018-016-0385-y
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Authors

Zehua Zhang, Fei Luo, Qiang Zhou, Fei Dai, Dong Sun, Jianzhong Xu

Abstract

The treatments for spinal tuberculosis (TB) patients without absolute surgical indications have been controversial. Some people believed that most spinal TB patients were indicated for surgery, while other people believed in chemotherapy only. To help clarify the treatment over spinal TB patients without absolute surgical indications, we characterized a subtype spinal TB and then analyzed the treatment outcomes of standard chemotherapy alone. In this retrospective study, 740 adult patients of spinal TB from January 2005 to January 2013 in our institution were reviewed. Patients who fit into the characterizations of mild spinal TB were started by standard chemotherapy for 18 months and followed up for at least 2 years upon the completion of treatment. The overall outcome, neurological function, local kyphosis, and level of pain at different time points were assessed. After starting the conservative treatment, 89 out of 740 patients were chosen for chemotherapy alone, and all patients were followed up for at least 2 years (ranging from 24 to 50 months) upon the completion of the treatment. Of 89 patients, 95.4 % of patients showed a definite and clinical response within 1 month after starting the treatment, 69 % of patients had excellent to good results, with no complications of the disease, and 77.5 % had asymptomatic local kyphosis with intact neurological function; solid bony fusion of adjacent segment was achieved in 88.8 % of patients. We believe that the mild spinal TB respond well to the standard chemotherapy, and the detailed description of mild TB would provide crucial guidance in determination of conservative treatment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 32 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 5 16%
Student > Master 5 16%
Researcher 5 16%
Other 3 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 6%
Other 8 25%
Unknown 4 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 53%
Engineering 2 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 6%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 3%
Sports and Recreations 1 3%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 7 22%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 May 2016.
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#3,533,474
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#101
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#123,148
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
#12
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