PICO

Population GroupInterventioncomparisonOutcomes
Patients with known vertebral metastases (both asymptomatic & symptomatic)Vertebroplasty/ Kyphoplasty
  • Prevention of spinal collapse
  • Prevention of spinal cord compression
  • Improvement in pain
  • Quality of life or performance status
  • Survival

This PICO table was used to generate the search strategy used to search the literature for this question, see Appendix A

From: Chapter 6, Treatment Selection and Strategies

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