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Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is associated with great morbidity and significant socioeconomic impact in many parts of the world. Studies have shown that most LDH can be treated effectively with nonoperative management. However, for some patients in whom pain and disability are unacceptable, surgical intervention provides effective clinical relief. Currently there is little consensus in the medical community on the timing of surgery for patients suffering from radicular pain due to LDH. Multiple studies suggest that prolonged symptom duration adversely affects clinical outcome.
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Name: The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society
Coronectomy is an alternative technique to conventional lower third molar removal that aims to decrease inferior alveolar nerve impairment. The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated...
Outcomes and reoperation rates in infants with unilateral persistent fetal vasculature (PFV) with elongated or stretched ciliary processes have not been extensively studied and were excluded from the ...
Antiplatelet therapy is common and complicates the operative management of subdural hematomas (SDH). The risk of reoperation inferred by antiplatelet medication and the ability of platelet transfusion...
In cases with clinically suspected appendicitis, there is controversy regarding the decision to remove a macroscopically normal appearing appendix during laparoscopy when no other intra-abdominal path...
OBJECTIVEUse of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) in patients with spine infections is controversial. The purpose of this study was to identify long-term complications, reoperat...
Patients with persistent symptoms of cerebrospinal-fluid leakage (positional headache, photophobia, nausea and vomiting, clear drainage from the wound, fluctuant subcutaneous wound) after ...
Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) management is complex and requires prosthesis replacement when symptoms duration is greater than 30 days or debridement with modular set replacement when s...
The effects of 12 hours of prolonged standing will be compared to prolonged standing on a high fat tolerance test the following day. Plasma triglycerides, insulin, and glucose will be meas...
Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is the most common inherent bleeding disorder resulting in prolonged bleeding time. Gingival bleeding is a frequently reported symptom of VWD. However, gingiva...
The purpose of this study is to investigate course of illness leading to reoperation after primary anti-reflux surgery and investigate the utilization of anti-reflux treatment, both medica...
Abnormally low BLOOD PRESSURE that can result in inadequate blood flow to the brain and other vital organs. Common symptom is DIZZINESS but greater negative impacts on the body occur when there is prolonged depravation of oxygen and nutrients.
A repeat operation for the same condition in the same patient due to disease progression or recurrence, or as followup to failed previous surgery.
The probability distribution associated with two mutually exclusive outcomes; used to model cumulative incidence rates and prevalence rates. The Bernoulli distribution is a special case of binomial distribution.
Cysts of one of the parts of the mediastinum: the superior part, containing the trachea, esophagus, thoracic duct and thymus organs; the inferior middle part, containing the pericardium; the inferior anterior part containing some lymph nodes; and the inferior posterior part, containing the thoracic duct and esophagus.
Methods to determine in patients the nature of a disease or disorder at its early stage of progression. Generally, early diagnosis improves PROGNOSIS and TREATMENT OUTCOME.
Surgery is a technology consisting of a physical intervention on tissues. All forms of surgery are considered invasive procedures; so-called "noninvasive surgery" usually refers to an excision that does not penetrate the structure being exci...
Pain is a feeling (sharp or dull) triggered in the nervous system which can be transient or constant. Pain can be specific to one area of the body eg back, abdomen or chest or more general all over the body eg muscles ache from the flu. Without pain ...
An anesthesiologist (US English) or anaesthetist (British English) is a physician trained in anesthesia and perioperative medicine. Anesthesiologists are physicians who provide medical care to patients in a wide variety of (usually acute) situations. ...