Intravenous Corticosteroid Before Spinal Surgery Improves Clinical Outcomes Compared to Placebo
Can Preoperative Intravenous Corticosteroids Administration Reduce Postoperative Pain Scores Following Spinal Fusion?: A Meta-Analysis.J Invest Surg. 2020 Apr;33(4):307-316.
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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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