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Diagnostic value of history and physical examination in patients suspected of lumbosacral nerve root compression
  1. D J Lanska
  1. Chief of Staff, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Great Lakes Health Care System, Tomah, Wisconsin 54660, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr D J Lanska;

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I read the interesting paper by Vroomen and colleagues1 concerning the utility of clinical evaluation in patients with sciatica and suspected lumbosacral nerve root compression. While the study appears generally well done, I am concerned about several aspects of the calculations and the interpretation of some of the results. Firstly, the reported odds ratio for “male sex” appears to have been inverted; from the information presented it should …

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