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Laurence Brett Herzog, MD
(808) 433-5313
Ewa Beach, HI
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1999

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Allene Faye Salcedo, MD
1360 Ala Puumalu St
Honolulu, HI
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Radiology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1997

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Kristi S M Youn, MD
Honolulu, HI
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Radiology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 2003

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Donald Jeffrey Boss, MD
(808) 722-7009
941 Kaahumantu Street South
Pearl City, HI
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1991

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Chuong Nguyen, MD
941 Kamehameha Hwy Ste 208
Pearl City, HI
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Radiology
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Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1992

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Venerando S Seguritan, MD
(915) 454-5200
94-816 Lumiauau St Apt GG102
Waipahu, HI
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1993
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Hospital: William Beaumont Army Med Ctr, El Paso, Tx; Thomason Hospital, El Paso, Tx
Group Practice: Faculty Practice Plan Texas Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr

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Courtney T Tripp, DO
Honolulu, HI
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Radiology
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Female
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Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1999

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Teresa Huchun, MD
Honolulu, HI
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Radiology
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Female
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Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1994

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Thomas Kinsman Burkhard, MD
(808) 477-7885
4531 Hale Alii Ave
Honolulu, HI
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1977

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Paul Wingcheung Wong, MD
(330) 363-6200
3161 Ala Ilima St Apt 1609
Honolulu, HI
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1994

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MRI Is Not a Fortune Teller

Magnetic resonance imaging--more commonly known as MRI--provides doctors with computerized pictures of tissues inside the body. This machine creates images that look like slices of the area your doctor is interested in. If a person has neck pain, for example, doctors can use MRI to determine exactly where the problem is and where to operate. But can the MRI give an accurate picture of whether the surgery will be a success?

Seventy-three patients requiring surgery for spinal stenosis were studied. Spinal stenosis develops when the tube surrounding the spinal cord narrows. The resulting pressure on the spinal cord causes "myelopathy," a condition that can cause problems with the bowels and bladder, change the way a person walks, and affect a person's ability to use his or her fingers and hands.

Fifty of the patients were men; 23 were women. Their ages ranged from 43 to 81 years old. The average age was 64.

The authors studied MRI scans taken of each patient before surgery. The authors wanted to compare whether certain qualities of the MRI were common in patients who didn't do well after surgery. If patients with a particular finding on the MRI didn't get good results from surgery, doctors might know not to suggest surgery for these kinds of patients.

The results showed that, for the most part, MRIs don't predict how well a patient will do after surgery. The findings of one type of MRI pattern suggested there was greater damage to the spinal cord tissues. Patients with this MRI pattern tended to do poorly after surgery. But since only four of these patients were in the study, the results weren't conclusive.

A combination of the patients' ages, certain MRI patterns, and duration of symptoms seemed to be good predictors of how well the participants would do after surgery. Younger patients whose MRI scans didn't suggest a lot of damage and whose symptoms hadn't lasted as long were more likely to get good results from surgery.

MRIs can give lots o...

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