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Table 1 Analysis of the significant and non-significant pain score recordings in the various series

From: Efficacy of intraoperative epidural steroids in lumbar discectomy: a systematic review

Authors (Year) [Reference] Patients numbers steroids/control Bias risk grade Significant pain score reduction No significant pain score reduction
Diaz et al. (2012) [2] 99/52* Low BP/RLP 1D,3D,7D BP/RLP 3 W, 6 W, 12 W, 6 M, 12 M
Abrishamkar et al. (2011) [3] 22/22* Moderate BP 6-12H and RLP 6H BP 18H, 24H, 2 W and RLP12H,18H, 24H, 2 W
Modi et al. (2009) [4] 29/28 Moderate BP 2 W, 1 M BP 3 M, 6 M, 1Y
Hackel et al. (2009) [5] 85/82 Moderate BP/RLP 24H, 2-3D BP/RLP 4-5D, 12 M
Rasmussen et al. (2008) [17] 100/100 Low RLP 2 M, 1Y BP 2 M, 1Y
Lotfinia et al. (2007) [18] 50/50* Low Not available BP and RLP 24H, 48H, 72H, 96H
Jirarattanaphochai et al. (2007) [19] 17/17 Low RLP 24H, 48H, 72H, 1 W BP 1 W, 1 M, 3 M and RLP 1 M, 3 M
Lundin et al. (2003) [20] 38/42 Moderate BP/RLP 2 W, 6 W, 12 W, 26 W, 52 W** BP/RLP 2 W, 6 W, 12 W, 26 W, 52 W***
Mirzai et al. (2002) [21] 22/22 Low Not available BP 1H, 3H, 6H, 12H
Debi et al. (2002) [22] 26/35 High BP 1D, 2D, 6D,14D BP 1Y and RLP 1D, 2D, 6D, 14D
Hurlbert et al. (1999) [23] 30/30 Low BP/RLP 1D, 3 W, 6 W BP/RLP 12 W
McNeill et al. (1995) [24] 56/25* Moderate Not available Not available
Glasser et al. (1993) [25] 12/10* High BP 1D and RLP 1D BP 1 W, 1 M and RLP 1 W, 1 M
Lavyne et al. (1992) [26] 42/36 Moderate Not available Not available
Davis et al. (1990) [27] 43/43 High Not available Not available
Foulkes et al. (1990) [28] 22/23 High Not available Not available
  1. Abbreviations, BP Back pain, RLP Radicular leg pain, H Hour, D Day, W Week, M Month, Y Year.
  2. *Includes other group(s). **Significant worst pain last week. ***Not Significant Pain just now.