- Cost of rheumatic disorders in the NetherlandsM Elske van den Akker-van Marle
Leiden University Medical Center Department of Medical Decision Making, Leiden, The Netherlands
Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 26:721-31. 2012..7 million a year, that is, €2665 per person with rheumatic disorders. Rheumatic disorders have considerable costs, which justify more attention in discussing investments in facing the challenges in our ageing Western societies...
- Tubular diskectomy vs conventional microdiskectomy for the treatment of lumbar disk-related sciatica: cost utility analysis alongside a double-blind randomized controlled trialM Elske van den Akker
Department of Medical Decision Making, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
Neurosurgery 69:829-35; discussion 835-6. 2011..Transmuscular tubular diskectomy has been introduced to increase the rate of recovery, although evidence of its efficacy is lacking...
- The NEtherlands Cervical Kinematics (NECK) trial. Cost-effectiveness of anterior cervical discectomy with or without interbody fusion and arthroplasty in the treatment of cervical disc herniation; a double-blind randomised multicenter studyMark P Arts
Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Center Haaglanden, The Hague, The Netherlands
BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:122. 2010..We present the design of the NECK trial, a randomised study on cost-effectiveness of anterior cervical discectomy with or without interbody fusion and arthroplasty in patients with cervical disc herniation...