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Age, body mass index, and gender differences in sacroiliac joint pathology.
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PMID:  17304687     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the correlation between age, gender, and body mass index as they relate to sacroiliac joint pathology diagnosed by dual comparative local anesthetic blocks. DESIGN: This was a retrospective review of patients at a university spine center from August 2001 until August 2004. RESULTS: One hundred fifty-eight patients underwent sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injections with average symptom duration of 34.0 mos. Of those patients, 26.6% were found to have SIJ pain by dual injections. The average age of this group was 53.3 yrs old; for those who had negative injections, it was 46.8 yrs old (P = 0.0025). The body mass indexes for the positive and negative SIJ pain groups were 30.2 and 29.3 kg/m2 (P = 0.40), respectively. The gender makeup of the positive and negative groups showed 64.3% female and 62.1% female (P = 0.85), respectively. Smoking tobacco status was not statistically significant between the two groups, with 29.6% of smokers having a positive block and 26.1% having a negative block (P = 0.35). CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest an age difference for those patients who have SIJ pain. These patients tend to be older than those without. Gender, age, and smoking status were not found to correlate with SIJ pathology.
Robert W Irwin; Todd Watson; Ryan P Minick; Walter T Ambrosius
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0894-9115     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-16     Completed Date:  2007-03-08     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803677     Medline TA:  Am J Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-44     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33101, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Anesthetics, Local
Body Mass Index*
Injections, Intra-Articular
Low Back Pain / diagnosis,  pathology*
Middle Aged
Pain Measurement*
Retrospective Studies
Sacroiliac Joint / pathology*,  physiopathology
Sex Factors
Sickness Impact Profile
Statistics as Topic
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anesthetics, Local

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