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Table 1 Outcome questionnaire data

From: Treatment of lumbar degenerative disc disease-associated radicular pain with culture-expanded autologous mesenchymal stem cells: a pilot study on safety and efficacy

  Pre-treatment 1-month 3-month 6-month 12-month 18-month 24-month 3-year 4-year 5-year 6-year
Mean SANE rating   42 47 51 45 51 43 60 57 56 53
Mean NPS change score 5.2 1.5 1.6** 1.4 0.6 2 1.2 2* 2.5** 3.7** 3.3*
Mean FRI change score 61 19 20** 17 4.9 17 17 12 19 35** 30
  1. Outcome questionnaire data for baseline and all post-treatment time points up to 6 years. Includes scores for modified SANE rating (post-treatment only), numeric pain score (NPS), and functional rating index (FRI). Statistical difference from baseline mean: * p < 0.1, ** p < 0.05