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The physical and psychological impact of neurogenic claudication: the patients’ perspectives

March 15, 2017

Background: The patient perspective regarding the impact of neurogenic claudication (NC) has not been well studied. The objectives of this study were to determine what is most bothersome among patients with NC and how it impacts their lives and expectations with surgical and non-surgical treatment. Methods: Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted, audio recorded and transcribed

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Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal deposition disease: A report of a case

August 15, 2014

The nature of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) crystal deposition disease is reviewed and illustrated with a case report. CPPD is one of several calcium-containing crystals to be found in various pathological tissues which are associated with abnormal cellular localizations of proteoglycan. Clinically and radiologically it is an age-related disorder which resembles osteoarthritis and is sometimes

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