Blood flow analysis of compressed nerve root after intravenous injection of lipo-prostaglandin E1.

@article{Kobayashi2009BloodFA,
  title={Blood flow analysis of compressed nerve root after intravenous injection of lipo-prostaglandin E1.},
  author={Shigeru Kobayashi and Hisatoshi Baba and Kenichi Takeno and Seiichro Shimada and Masafumi Kubota and Takafumi Yayama and Tsuyoshi Miyazaki and Kenzo Uchida and Yoshihiko Suzuki},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 9},
  pages={1252-7}
}
Prostaglandin E(1) (PGE(1)) is a potent vasodilator as well as an inhibitor of platelet aggregation and has therefore attracted interest as a therapeutic drug for lumbar canal stenosis. However, investigations in the clinical setting have shown that PGE(1) is effective in some patients but not in others, although the reason for this is unclear. The aim of the present study was to measure changes in intraradicular blood flow after intravenous injection of lipo-PGE(1) (0.15 microg/kg) using a… CONTINUE READING