Predicting the failure of disc surgery by a hypofunctional HPA axis: evidence from a prospective study on patients undergoing disc surgery

@article{Geiss2005PredictingTF,
  title={Predicting the failure of disc surgery by a hypofunctional HPA axis: evidence from a prospective study on patients undergoing disc surgery},
  author={Andrea Geiss and Nicolas Rohleder and Clemens Kirschbaum and Klaus Steinbach and Fernand Anton},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2005},
  volume={114},
  pages={104-117}
}
Patients with postoperative ongoing sciatic pain have been shown to exhibit reduced cortisol levels along with enhanced IL-6 levels. The aim of the present study was to clarify the relationship between a reduced cortisol secretion and enhanced cytokine levels by performing a prospective study on patients with disc herniation. Twenty-two patients were examined before and after their disc surgery. Twelve healthy, pain-free subjects matched for age, education and gender constituted the control… CONTINUE READING
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