Factors associated with improved neurologic outcomes in patients with incomplete tetraplegia.

@article{Pollard2003FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with improved neurologic outcomes in patients with incomplete tetraplegia.},
  author={Matthew E. Pollard and David F. Apple},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2003},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={
          33-9
        }
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review of 412 patients with traumatic, incomplete, cervical spinal cord injuries, and an average follow-up period of 2 years. OBJECTIVES To determine what patient characteristics, injury variables, and management strategies are associated with improved neurologic outcomes. In particular, the effects of intravenous steroids (NASCIS II protocol), early definitive surgery (<24 hours after injury), early anterior decompression for burst fractures or disc herniations… CONTINUE READING

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