The Reality of Accomplishing Surgery Within 24 hours for Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: Clinical Practices and Safety.

@article{Balas2021TheRO,
  title={The Reality of Accomplishing Surgery Within 24 hours for Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: Clinical Practices and Safety.},
  author={Michael Balas and Peter Pr{\"o}mmel and Laura Nguyen and Andrew S. Jack and Gerald Lebovic and Jetan H. Badhiwala and Leodante da Costa and Avery B. Nathens and Michael G. Fehlings and Jefferson R. Wilson and Christopher D. Witiw},
  journal={Journal of neurotrauma},
  year={2021}
}
Substantial clinical data supports an association between superior neurological outcomes and early (within 24 hours) surgical decompression for those with traumatic cervical spinal cord injury (SCI). Despite this, much discussion persists around feasibility and safety of this time threshold, particularly for those with a complete cervical SCI. This study aims to assess clinical practices and the safety profile of early surgery across a large sample of North American trauma centers. Data was… 
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