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Table 4 Co-interventions during follow-up

From: Tumor necrosis factor-α blockade in recurrent and disabling chronic sciatica associated with post-operative peridural lumbar fibrosis: results of a double-blind, placebo randomized controlled study

Timepoints IFX Group
n=18
Placebo group
n=17
Total
n=35
  Analgesics
Day 0 14 (77.8) 15 (88.2) 29 (82.9)
Day 10 14 (77.9) 16 (94.1) 30 (85.7)
Day 30 15 (83.3) 16 (94.1) 31 (88.6)
Day 90 14 (77.8) 16 (94.1) 30 (85.7)
Day 180 15 (83.3) 15 (88.2) 30 (85.7)
  Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
Day 0 5 (27.8) 5 (29.4) 10 (28.6)
Day 10 5 (27.8) 7 (41.2) 12 (34.3)
Day 30 5 (27.8 6 (35.3) 11 (31.4)
Day 90 6 (33.3) 6 (35.3) 12 (34.3)
Day 180 5 (27.8) 5 (29.4) 10 (28.6)
  Corticosteroids
Day 0 2 (11.1) 2 (11.8) 4 (11.4)
Day 10 2 (11.1) 2 (11.8) 4 (11.4)
Day 30 2 (11.1) 2 (11.8) 4 (11.4)
Day 90 2 (11.1) 2 (11.8) 4 (11.4)
Day 180 2 (11.1) 2 (11.8) 4 (11.4)
  Antidepressants
Day 0 9 (50.0) 11 (64.7) 20 (57.1)
Day 10 11 (61.1) 12 (70.6) 23 (65.7)
Day 30 10 (55.6) 12 (70.6) 22 (62.9)
Day 90 10 (55.6) 12 (70.6) 22 (62.9)
Day 180 9 (50.0) 11 (64.7) 20 (57.1)
  Anxiolytics
Day 0 3 (16.7) 3 (17.6) 6 (17.1)
Day 10 3 (16.7) 4 (23.5) 7 (20.0)
Day 30 3 (16.7) 5 (29.4) 8 (22.9)
Day 90 3 (16.7) 4 (23.5) 7 (20.0)
Day 180 3 (16.7) 3 (17.6) 6 (17.1)
  Antiepileptics
Day 0 8 (44.4) 8 (47.1) 16 (45.7)
Day 10 10 (55.6) 11 (64.7) 21 (60.0)
Day 30 10 (55.6) 10 (58.8) 20 (57.1)
Day 90 9 (50.0) 9 (52.9) 18 (51.4)
Day 180 8 (44.4) 8 (47.1) 16 (45.7)
  1. Data are absolute frequencies (%).