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Volume:53 Issue:1 Number:1 ISSN#:2564-2537
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ACE Report #13709
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Peri-Operative Steroids Reduces the Severity of Dysphagia After Anterior Cervical Spine Procedures

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OrthoEvidence. Peri-Operative Steroids Reduces the Severity of Dysphagia After Anterior Cervical Spine Procedures. ACE Report. 2021;53(1):1. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/13709

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

Perioperative Corticosteroids Reduce Dysphagia Severity Following Anterior Cervical Spinal Fusion: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2021 May 5;103(9): 821-828.

Contributing Authors: S Garcia NE Schaffer N Wallace BB Butt J Gagnier IS Aleem

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Seven randomized controlled trials containing a total of 431 patients were included in this meta-analysis comparing peri-operative corticosteroid (n=247) to control (placebo or no treatment; n=184) for the reduction of the severity of post-operative dysphagia. The primary outcome of interest was the reduction of dysphagia severity. The secondary outcome of interest was the odds of complications. P...

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