ISASS 2016: Fewer serious AEs in Kiva System vs. balloon kyphoplasty for VCF
Hospital Re-admissions with the Kiva VCF Treatment System Compared to Balloon Kyphoplasty: Analysis of the Kiva System as a Vertebral Augmentation Treatment (KAST) Randomized Trial
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285 patients with a vertebral compression fracture (VCF) were randomized to treatment with the Kiva System (Kiva; Benvenue Medical Inc., Santa Clara, CA) or to balloon kyphoplasty (BK; Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN). The objective of this study was to compare the two treatments with regards to cost-effectiveness and incidence of serious adverse events (SAEs) that require hospital readmission. Finding...
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