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Fartushna O. Y.


SI "Institute for Occupational Health of NAMS of Ukraine", Kyiv

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Background. Occupational chronic lumbosacral radiculopathy is one of the leading causes of persistent disability in the world. Purpose. To study and generate the data of the world literature, covering also personal investigations, regarding the diagnostics peculiarities of occupational chronic lumbosacral radiculopathy.

Methods. An analytical review of scientific publications over the last 10 years, using modern scientometric databases and funds of research libraries in Ukraine, USA, UK.

Results. The article presents current understanding of terminology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical peculiarities, diagnostic methods and formulation of diagnoses, evidence-based medicine.

Conclusions. Occupational chronic lumbosacral radiculopathy is a significant socio-economic problems and the most common reason for seeking medical care in the world. The completeness and accuracy of a clinical diagnosis requires formulation of indication of not only nosology, but also the existing syndromes, the nature and extent of the revealed disorders.

Key words: chronic lumbosacral radiculopathy, occupational pathology, epidemiology, diagnosis, formulation of a diagnosis


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