Mortality and morbidity after high-dose methylprednisolone treatment in patients with acute cervical spinal cord injury: a propensity-matched analysis using a nationwide administrative database

@inproceedings{Chikuda2014MortalityAM,
  title={Mortality and morbidity after high-dose methylprednisolone treatment in patients with acute cervical spinal cord injury: a propensity-matched analysis using a nationwide administrative database},
  author={Hirotaka Chikuda and Hideo Yasunaga and Katsushi Takeshita and Hiromasa Horiguchi and Hiroshi Kawaguchi and Kazuhiko Ohe and Kiyohide Fushimi and Sakae Tanaka},
  booktitle={Emergency medicine journal : EMJ},
  year={2014}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the magnitude of the adverse impact of high-dose methylprednisolone treatment in patients with acute cervical spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS We examined the abstracted data from the Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination database, and included patients with ICD-10 code S141 who were admitted on an emergency basis between 1 July and 31 December in 2007-2009. The investigation evaluated the patients' sex, age, comorbidities, Japan Coma Scale, hospital volume and the… CONTINUE READING
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