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Differentiation of thoracic outlet syndrome from treatment-resistant cervical brachial pain syndromes: development and utilization of a questionnaire, clinical examination and ultrasound evaluation.

@article{Jordan2007DifferentiationOT,
  title={Differentiation of thoracic outlet syndrome from treatment-resistant cervical brachial pain syndromes: development and utilization of a questionnaire, clinical examination and ultrasound evaluation.},
  author={Sheldon E. Jordan and Samuel S. Ahn and Hugh A. Gelabert},
  journal={Pain physician},
  year={2007},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={
          441-52
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The present study was undertaken to determine which factors differentiate patients with a good outcome after treatment for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) from patients with a poor outcome. METHODS A total of 85 patients, who were examined during one year, had at least 6 months of follow up after treatment for TOS with either surgery or botulinum chemodenervation. RESULTS Socioeconomic factors of work disability or workers' compensation claims did not differentiate treatment… 

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