Timing of surgery in cauda equina syndrome with urinary retention: meta-analysis of observational studies.

@article{Delong2008TimingOS,
  title={Timing of surgery in cauda equina syndrome with urinary retention: meta-analysis of observational studies.},
  author={W Bradford Delong and Nayak Polissar and Blazej Neradilek},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2008},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={305-20}
}
OBJECT The authors performed exploratory meta-analyses of observational cohort studies, evidence level III, examining whether earlier surgery makes a difference in outcome in terms of urinary function once cauda equina syndrome (CES) from a herniated lumbar disc has progressed to urinary retention (CESR). METHODS Literature search identified 27 studies of CESR patients with clear definition of surgical timing. Relative risk (RR) could not be calculated in 11 studies, leaving 16 for meta… CONTINUE READING

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