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EbruTarıkçı Kılıç

Department of anesthesiology, Ãœmraniye Traning and Research Hospital Ä°stanbul 34470, Turkey


  • Original Article   
    The Effects of Body Mass Index on Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection
    Author(s): Erhan Gökçek, EbruTarıkçı Kılıç*, Ayhan Kaydu and Ömer Fatih Şahin

    Objectives: Caudal epidural steroid injection (CESI) is used frequently in the treatment of patients with chronic lumbar pain and leg. Obesity is one of the main reasons of lumbar pain. In this study of ours we tried to assess the effects of CESI on patients with normal weight, over weight and obese suffering from lumbar pain. Design: Retrospective Study. Settings: Diyarbak?±r Selahaddin Eyyübi State Hospital. Subjects and methods: Our study is conducted on 300 patients to assess the effects of CESI on whom lumbar and leg pain persisted for three months between January 2015-December 2016. US guidance used for all injections. Groups were allocated as: GroupI: BMI<25 kg/m2, GroupII: BMI>25 kg/m2 and Group III: 30 ≤ BMI<40 kg/m2. Main outcome measures: 130 participants were identified as no.. Read More»

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