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Dorsal root ganglionectomy was introduced in 1975 as a procedure with theoretical advantages over dorsal rhizotomy for the treatment of intractable radicular pain. Results of the few clinical reports have been generally favorable. The authors report the largest and most comprehensively studied series to date. 61 patients (33 men, 28 women) underwent dorsal(More)
The effects of halothane and sodium thiopental on dorsal horn cell unit activity were studied in the lumbar spinal cord of decerebrate, low thoracic spinal cats. Both halothane (0.5, 1 and 1.5%) and sodium thiopental (2.5, 5 and 10 mg/kg) depressed, in a dose-dependent manner, the spontaneous firing frequency of cells in Rexed laminae I, V and VI and the(More)