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Epidural injections. What is certain?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15138686     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Injection of 17-20 ml of local anesthetic combined with corticosteroids via hiatus canalis sacralis or epidural between spinal processes in the lumbar region leads to distribution up to the level of the thoracolumbar junction. The indication for therapeutic peridual or epidural injections are radicular symptoms as a result of disc herniation, foraminal stenosis as well as neurogenic claudication. Contraindications are anticoagulation or local infection. Complications and side effects occur extremely seldom. There is only one RCT for radiculopathy and epidural steroids.
J Dvorak; D Grob
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Der Orthopäde     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0085-4530     ISO Abbreviation:  Orthopade     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-12     Completed Date:  2004-07-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0331266     Medline TA:  Orthopade     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  ger     Pagination:  591-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Abteilung für Neurologie-Spine Unit der Schulthess-Klinik Zürich, Switzerland.
Vernacular Title:
Epidurale Injektionen. Was ist gesichert?
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Cortex Hormones / administration & dosage*
Anesthetics, Local / administration & dosage*
Injections, Epidural / adverse effects,  methods*
Intermittent Claudication / drug therapy,  etiology
Intervertebral Disk Displacement / complications,  drug therapy*
Low Back Pain / drug therapy*,  etiology
Middle Aged
Myelitis / etiology
Radiculopathy / drug therapy*,  etiology
Spinal Stenosis / complications,  drug therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenal Cortex Hormones; 0/Anesthetics, Local

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