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Volume:35 Issue:11 Number:1 ISSN#:2563-5476
Meta-analysis
ACE Report #12437
Ace Report Cover Spine

Intravenous Corticosteroid Before Spinal Surgery Improves Clinical Outcomes Compared to Placebo


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Can Preoperative Intravenous Corticosteroids Administration Reduce Postoperative Pain Scores Following Spinal Fusion?: A Meta-Analysis.

J Invest Surg. 2020 Apr;33(4):307-316.

Contributing Authors: H Wu H Wang Y Liu Z Wu

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Synopsis

A total of 10 randomized controlled trials containing 998 patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery were included in this meta-analysis comparing the treatment of pre-operative intravenous corticosteroids or placebo. The primary pooled outcome of interest was pain on a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) post-operation. Additional pooled outcomes included the post-operative nausea occurrence, the incidenc...

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