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Table 1 Patient details and grades of tissues used for immunohistochemical analysis

From: Catabolic cytokine expression in degenerate and herniated human intervertebral discs: IL-1β and TNFα expression profile

Laboratory number Source Sex Age (years) MRI diagnosis IVD level Histological grade
1 PM M 53 Not applicable L4/5 1
2 PM M 53 Not applicable L5/S1 1
3 Surgical M 44 Relatively normal L4/5 1
4 Surgical M 47 Relatively normal L4/5 2
5 PM M 75 Not applicable L5/S1 3
6 Surgical M 35 Mild degeneration L5/S1 3
7 Surgical M 48 Mild degeneration L3/4 3
8 Surgical F 64 Mild degeneration L5/S1 3
9 Surgical M 46 Normal L5/S1 4
10 Surgical M 21 Mild degeneration L5/S1 4
11 Surgical F 36 Mild degeneration L5/S1 4
12 Surgical M 25 Degenerate L4/5 5
13 Surgical F 32 Degenerate L5/S1 5
14 Surgical F 36 Degenerate L4/5 5
15 Surgical M 25 Degenerate L4/5 5
16 Surgical F 35 Degenerate L4/5 6
17 Surgical M 39 Degenerate L4/5 6
18 PM F 73 Not applicable L5/S1 6
19 Surgical M 25 Degenerate L5/S1 6
20 Surgical F 55 Degenerate L5/S1 7
21 PM F Not known Not applicable L4/5 7
22 Surgical F 58 Degenerate L2/3 7
23 Surgical M 34 Degenerate L4/5 8
24 Surgical F 24 Degenerate L5/S1 8
25 Surgical F 33 Severe degeneration L5/S1 9
26 PM F 73 Not applicable L4/5 9
27 Surgical M 68 Severe degeneration L5/S1 10
28 PM M 47 Not applicable L5/S1 10
29 PM M 47 Not applicable L5/S1 11
30 Surgical M 39 Severe degeneration L4/5 12
31 Surgical M 26 Herniated IVD L5/S1 6
32 Surgical F 43 Herniated IVD L5/S1 7
33 Surgical F 39 Herniated IVD L4/5 7
34 Surgical F 25 Herniated IVD L5/S1 7
35 Surgical M 35 Herniated IVD L4/5 7
36 Surgical M 44 Herniated IVD L5/S1 9
37 Surgical M 64 Herniated IVD L5/S1 9
38 Surgical M 28 Herniated IVD L4/5 9
39 Surgical F 45 Herniated IVD L5/S1 10
  1. IVD, intervertebral disc; F, female; M, male; PM, post-mortem.