Emiel A van Maren

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OBJECTIVE Based on the assumption that children with spinal dysraphism are exposed to a large amount of ionising radiation for diagnostic purposes, our objective was to estimate this exposure, expressed in cumulative effective dose. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTINGS The Netherlands. PATIENTS 135 patients with spinal dysraphism and under 18(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Sciatica is a condition characterized by radicular pain that can be secondary to a lumbar disc herniation (LDH). More than 10% of patients report persistent pain after surgery. The underlying mechanisms of postoperative sciatica remain unclear. There is evidence demonstrating that inflammation plays a role in the pathophysiology of(More)
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