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The Effects of the Timing of Spinal Surgery after Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

van Middendorp, Joost J.; Hosman, Allard J.F.; Doi, Suhail


The debate over the effects of the timing of surgical spinal decompression after traumatic spinal cord injury (tSCI) has remained unresolved for over a century. The aim of the current study was to perform a systematic review and quality-adjusted meta-analysis of studies evaluating the effects of the timing of spinal surgery after tSCI. Studies were searched for through the MEDLINE ® database (1966 to August 2012) and a 15-item, tailored scoring system was used for assessing the included...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Neurotrauma
DOI: 10.1089/neu.2013.2932


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