Effects of epidural steroid injections on blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes mellitus.

@article{Even2012EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of epidural steroid injections on blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Jesse L Even and Colin G Crosby and Yanna Song and Matthew J. McGirt and Clinton James Devin},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2012},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={E46-50}
}
STUDY DESIGN A prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of epidural steroid injections (ESIs) on blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes mellitus. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA ESIs are commonly used in the treatment of multiple spinal disorders. Corticosteroid injections have been evaluated in the total joints and hand literature showing systemic effects to diabetics. METHODS Diabetic patients who were scheduled for an ESI were given an opportunity to enroll in our… CONTINUE READING
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