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Use of steroids for acute spinal cord injury must be reassessed

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 11 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1224
  1. Deborah Short, consultant in spinal cord injuries and rehabilitation medicine (
  1. Midlands Centre for Spinal Injuries, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital NHS Trust, Oswestry SY10 7AG

    EDITOR—Yates and Roberts's editorial on corticosteroids in head injury caused me considerable concern in so far as it portrayed the situation for treating acute spinal cord injury.1 Intravenous high dose methylprednisolone given within eight hours of injury has been promoted since the second American national acute spinal cord …

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