Prostaglandin E1 but not corticosteroid increases nerve root blood flow velocity after lumbar diskectomy in surgical patients.

@article{Fukusaki2003ProstaglandinEB,
  title={Prostaglandin E1 but not corticosteroid increases nerve root blood flow velocity after lumbar diskectomy in surgical patients.},
  author={Makoto Fukusaki and Masahiko Miyako and Hiroshi Miyoshi and Masafumi Takada and Yoshiaki Terao and Hiroaki Konishi and Koji Sumikawa},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={76-81}
}
The purpose of this study was to clarify whether prostaglandin E1 (PGE(1)) or corticosteroid could increase blood flow in the nerve root because neurologic symptoms in spinal stenosis may be based on the vascular insufficiency in the nerve root. Fifty-seven patients undergoing lumbar diskectomy were randomly assigned to one of three groups. Each group… CONTINUE READING