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3 May 2016

Epidural Corticosteroid Injections for Radiculopathy and Spinal Stenosis

Publication: Annals of Internal Medicine
Volume 164, Number 9
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cover image Annals of Internal Medicine
Annals of Internal Medicine
Volume 164Number 93 May 2016
Pages: 635 - 636

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Published online: 3 May 2016
Published in issue: 3 May 2016

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Roger Chou, MD
From Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon; Spectrum Research, Tacoma, Washington; and University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Robin Hashimoto, PhD
From Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon; Spectrum Research, Tacoma, Washington; and University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Janna Friedly, MD
From Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon; Spectrum Research, Tacoma, Washington; and University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Grant Support: By the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, for conducting the review that is the subject of this response.

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