Epidural corticosteroid injections in the management of sciatica: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Pinto2012EpiduralCI,
  title={Epidural corticosteroid injections in the management of sciatica: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Rafael Zambelli Pinto and Christopher G. Maher and Manuela Loureiro Ferreira and Mark Hancock and Vinicius Cunha Oliveira and Andrew J. McLachlan and Bart W Koes and Paulo Henrique Muniz Ferreira},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={157 12},
  pages={865-77}
}
BACKGROUND Existing guidelines and systematic reviews provide inconsistent recommendations on epidural corticosteroid injections for sciatica. Key limitations of existing reviews are the inclusion of trials with active controls of unknown efficacy and failure to provide an estimate of the size of the treatment effect. PURPOSE To determine the efficacy of epidural corticosteroid injections for sciatica compared with placebo. DATA SOURCES International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, PsycINFO… CONTINUE READING
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