Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Disability, Depression and Disc Surgery: Lets be Careful with the Evidence

Muhammad Shahzad Shamim 1 , *
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1 Neurosurgery Department, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine: September 23, 2011, 1 (2); 105-106
  • Published Online: September 26, 2011
  • Article Type: Letter
  • Received: August 5, 2011
  • Revised: August 15, 2011
  • Accepted: August 20, 2011
  • DOI: 10.5812/kowsar.22287523.2015

To Cite: Shamim M S. Disability, Depression and Disc Surgery: Lets be Careful with the Evidence, Anesth Pain Med. 2011 ; 1(2):105-106. doi: 10.5812/kowsar.22287523.2015.

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