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Lumbosacral radiculopathy--factors effects on it's severity.
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PMID:  19408622     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Want to demonstrate factors which effect appearance and severity of lumbosacral radiculopathy. We analysed 100 electromyoneurographically examined patients. Patients were categorised on bases of their BMI (body mass index), sex, age, job type (physical or intellectual job), and chronic diseases (diabetes mellitus, arterial hypertension and hyperlipidemia). Data were evaluated using the chi2 test with the significance of p < 0.05. Obese patients had severe radiculopathy more often than non-obese patients (p < 0.044). Severe radiculopathy appeared more frequently in male (p < 0.001), elderly patients (p < 0.023), and patients doing physically intensive jobs (p < 0.002). No statistic significance was found in relationship between patients suffering from diabetes mellitus, arterial hypertension, and hyperlipidemia, and the severity of lumbosacral radiculopathy. Obese patients, males, elderly patients, and patients doing physically intensive jobs are at a bigger risk of suffering from severe radiculopathy. Diabetes mellitus, arterial hypertension, and hyperlipidemia do not influence the severity of lumbosacral radiculopathy.
Svetlana Tomić; Silva Soldo-Butković; Biserka Kovac; Dario Faj; Stjepan Jurić; Sanja Misević; Lidija Knezević; Darko Vukasinović
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Collegium antropologicum     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0350-6134     ISO Abbreviation:  Coll Antropol     Publication Date:  2009 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-04     Completed Date:  2009-05-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003354     Medline TA:  Coll Antropol     Country:  Croatia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, University Hospital "Osijek", Osijek, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Lumbosacral Region
Middle Aged
Obesity / complications
Radiculopathy / etiology*
Sex Factors

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