Preop LESI and Reoperation Rates

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Review the journal article and assessment of the paper, Preoperative lumbar epidural steroid injections administered within 6 weeks of microdiscectomy are associated with increased rates of reoperation, which was critically reviewed by SIS Research Division members Dermot Maher, MD, MS, MHS and W. Evan Rivers, DO.

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Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Examine emerging literature to mitigate risks and to practice pain interventions safely to best protect patients
  • Discuss the application of evidence-based medicine principles to recent research findings
  • Apply research findings to the practice of ethical, evidence-based interventional pain care

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Dermot Maher, MD, MS, MHS
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W. Evan Rivers, DO
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Dermot Maher, MD, MS, MHS
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W. Evan Rivers, DO
Position in physician society/association: AAP, SIS
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Date of Activity Release: 09/14/2020 
Date of Activity Expiration: 09/13/2023

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