Danielle E Sandella

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STUDY DESIGN Delphi. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to obtain an expert consensus on which history factors are most important in the clinical diagnosis of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA LSS is a poorly defined clinical syndrome. Criteria for defining LSS are needed and should be informed by the experience of expert(More)
BACKGROUND Lumbar spinal stenosis has evolved from an anatomic concept to a poorly defined clinical syndrome. Rules for such a syndrome need to be informed by the experience and beliefs of expert clinicians. The level of certainty is seldom considered in defining criteria for a syndrome. OBJECTIVE To design an innovative online recursive survey technique(More)
INTRODUCTION Denervation of the paraspinal muscles in spinal disorders is frequently attributed to radiculopathy. Therefore, patients with lumbar spinal stenosis causing asymmetrical symptoms should have asymmetrical paraspinal denervation. METHODS Seventy-three patients with clinical lumbar spinal stenosis, aged 55-85 years, completed a pain drawing and(More)
INTRODUCTION Clinicians often assume that observations of pain behavior are adequate for assessment of patient pain perception during procedures. This has not been tested during a standardized electrodiagnostic experience. METHODS During a prospective trial including extensive, standardized electrodiagnostic testing on persons with lumbar stenosis,(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective noninterventional observation. OBJECTIVE To examine factors that influence a patient's real decision to accept the offer of surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis in a relatively controlled situation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA A patient's decision to undergo spine surgery might be influenced by factors other than pathology.(More)
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