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An Anatomic Study of the Sacral Hiatus: A Basis for Successful Caudal Epidural Block
Study DesignAn anatomic study of the sacral hiatus using isolated sacra. ObjectivesTo clarify the anatomic variations of the sacral hiatus using the bony landmarks of the sacrum for improving theExpand
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Injury to infrapatellar branch of saphenous nerve in arthroscopic knee surgery.
Injury to the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve has been reported as a complication of arthroscopic examination and surgery of the knee. The authors studied the anatomic distribution ofExpand
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The Histologic Effects of Pulsed and Continuous Radiofrequency Lesions at 42°C to Rat Dorsal Root Ganglion and Sciatic Nerve
Study Design. Experimental histologic study of the effects of radiofrequency (RF) or convective heating of the rat dorsal root ganglion or sciatic nerve to 42°C. Objective. To determine whetherExpand
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Development of a clinical diagnosis support tool to identify patients with lumbar spinal stenosis
No clinical diagnostic support tool can help identify patients with LSS. Simple diagnostic tool may improve the accuracy of the diagnosis of LSS. The aim of this study was to develop a simpleExpand
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The histologic effects of pulsed and continuous radiofrequency lesions at 42 degrees C to rat dorsal root ganglion and sciatic nerve.
STUDY DESIGN Experimental histologic study of the effects of radiofrequency (RF) or convective heating of the rat dorsal root ganglion or sciatic nerve to 42 degrees C. OBJECTIVE To determineExpand
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Predictive value of self-reported patient information for the identification of lumbar spinal stenosis.
BACKGROUND To our knowledge, no objective criterion has been identified for the diagnosis of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) and no study has evaluated the predictive value of self-reported patientExpand
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Experimental Spinal Stenosis: Relationship Between Degree of Cauda Equina Compression, Neuropathology, and Pain
Study Design. An analysis of pathologic changes after different degrees of cauda equina compression. Objectives. To explore the association between the degree of the cauda equina compression and theExpand
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Prevalence of pterygium in a population in Northern Japan: the Locomotive Syndrome and Health Outcome in Aizu Cohort Study
Purpose:  The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors for pterygium in a population aged 40–74 years in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
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ISSLS Prize Winner: Erythropoietin Inhibits Spinal Neuronal Apoptosis and Pain Following Nerve Root Crush
Study Design. The authors investigated the association of L5 proximal nerve root injury with spinal cord neuronal apoptosis (histologic) and whether exogenous erythropoietin therapy might reduceExpand
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JOA Back Pain Evaluation Questionnaire: initial report
BackgroundThere is no widely accepted objective evaluation for lumbar spine disorders. New outcome measures should be patient-oriented and should measure symptoms and self-reported functional statusExpand
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