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Table 3 Analysis of series regarding reduction in postoperative analgesia and hospital stay

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

Authors (Year) [Reference] Total patients Reduction in postoperative analgesia Reduction in hospital stay (average in days)
Diaz et al. (2012) [2] 201 Significant Not significant
Abrishamkr et al. (2011) [3] 66 Not available Not available
Modi et al. (2009) [4] 57 Not available Not available
Hackel et al. (2009) [5] 167 Not available Significant (4.5 vs. 5.2)
Rasmussen et al. (2008) [17] 200 Not available Significant (6 vs. 8 )
Lotfinia et al. (2007) [18] 150 Not available Not available
Jirarattanaphchai et al. (2007) [19] 34 Significant Not available
Lundin et al. (2003) [20] 80 Not available Significant (1.7 vs. 2.3)
Mirzai et al. (2002) [21] 44 Significant Not available
Debi et al. (2002) [22] 61 Not available Not significant
Hurlbert et al. (1999) [23] 60 Significant Not significant
McNeill et al. (1995) [24] 110 Not significant Not available
Glasser et al. (1993) [25] 32 Significant Significant (1.4 vs. 4)
Lavyne et al. (1992) [26] 78 Not significant Not significant
Davis et al. (1990) [27] 86 Significant Significant (2.7 vs. 4.4)
Foulkes et al. (1990) [28] 45 Significant Significant (6.4 vs. 8.7)