Either intravenous or local steroid effective versus control to mitigate dysphagia after ACDF
The Effect of Local Versus Intravenous Corticosteroids on the Likelihood of Dysphagia and Dysphonia Following Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: A Single-Blinded, Prospective, Randomized Controlled TrialJ Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018 Sep 5;100(17):1461-1472. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.17.01540
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75 patients scheduled for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion were randomized to either intravenous steroid administration, local steroid administration, or no steroid administration. The primary purpose of this study was to examine and compare rates of moderate and severe dysphagia between groups over the first 1 year postoperatively. When rates of both moderate-severe dysphagia on the Bazaz ...
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