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Red flags to screen for malignancy in patients with low-back pain

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Low-back pain is a common cause of disability across the world and it is important to consider whether it might indicate serious conditions such as a malignancy or cancer. Nicholas Henschke from the University of Heidelberg in Germany describes a February 2013 Cochrane Review of, so called, red flags that might suggest a need to screen a patient for this.

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Updated on: March 1, 2013, 11:19

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