Reduced dysphagia with intravenous corticosteroid vs. placebo in anterior cervical spine procedures
The Effects of Perioperative Corticosteroids on Dysphagia Following Surgical Procedures Involving the Anterior Cervical Spine: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled, Double-Blinded Clinical TrialThe Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 101(22):2007–2014, NOVEMBER 20, 2019
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74 patients scheduled for an anterior cervical spine procedure were randomized to receive systemic peri-operative corticosteroids or normal saline for the treatment of dysphagia. The primary outcome of the change in swallowing was measured with the Bazaz scale and the Dysphagia Short Questionnaire (DSQ). Additional outcomes of interest included the Quality of Life 12, Neck Disability Index and sur...
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