What is the role of steroid therapy in the treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI)?

Updated: Nov 01, 2018
  • Author: Lawrence S Chin, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Brian H Kopell, MD  more...
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The National Acute Spinal Cord Injury Studies (NASCIS) II and III, [42, 43] a Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews article of all randomized clinical trials, [44] and other published reports, have verified significant improvement in motor function and sensation in patients with complete or incomplete spinal cord injuries (SCIs) who were treated with high doses of methylprednisolone within 8 hours of injury.


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