AAOS 2016: Perioperative steroid administration improves dysphagia in ACDF
Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery, Dysphagia, and Steroids: A Randomized, Prospective, Blinded Study
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64 patients undergoing cervical decompression and fusion for cervical spine degeneration were included in this study to evaluate the effect of perioperative steroids on postoperative dysphagia. Patients were randomized to either a perioperative infusion group or a placebo group. The results of this trial indicated that perioperative steroids improved Dysphagia Short Questionnaire results at 1 day,...
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