Lack of effect of postinjury treatment with methylprednisolone or tirilazad mesylate on the increase in eicosanoid levels in the acutely injured cat spinal cord.

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Methylprednisolone (MP) improves motor recovery in spinal cord-injured patients when administered in a 24 h intensive high dose regimen beginning within 8 h after spinal cord injury (SCI). The rationale for this regimen has been based upon the need for high doses (i.e., 30 mg/kg initial IV dose) to inhibit posttraumatic lipid peroxidation (LP) in the… (More)

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