Pathophysiology and pharmacologic treatment of acute spinal cord injury.

  title={Pathophysiology and pharmacologic treatment of acute spinal cord injury.},
  author={Brian K Kwon and Wolfram Tetzlaff and Jonathan N. Grauer and John M. Beiner and Alexander R. Vaccaro},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  volume={4 4},
BACKGROUND CONTEXT The past three decades have witnessed increasing interest in strategies to improve neurologic function after spinal cord injury. As progress is made in our understanding of the pathophysiologic events that occur after acute spinal cord injury, neuroprotective agents are being developed. PURPOSE Clinicians who treat acute spinal cord injuries should have a basic understanding of the pathophysiologic processes that are initiated after the spinal cord has been injured. A… CONTINUE READING
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