Table. 1.

Baseline Characterization of Total Cohort

VariablePLDD group (n = 36)DiscoGel® group (n = 36)
Age (yr)44.6 ± 14.347.3 ± 2.0
Sex (M/F)21/1522/14
Smoking (yes/no)14/2212/24
Pain duration (mo)13.3 ± 14.210.9 ± 6.9
NRS score8.0 ± 1.58.0 ± 1.8
ODI score (%)83.8 ± 12.378.4 ± 14.7

Values are presented as mean ± standard deviation or number only.

PLDD: percutaneous laser disc decompression, DiscoGel®: radiopaque gelified ethanol, M: male, F: female, NRS: numeric rating scale, ODI: Oswestry disability index.

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