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Spinal fixation surgery for acute traumatic spinal cord injury

  1. Anne-Marie Bagnall1,*,
  2. Lisa Jones2,
  3. Steven Duffy3,
  4. Robert P Riemsma3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Injuries Group

Published Online: 23 JAN 2008

Assessed as up-to-date: 9 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004725.pub2


How to Cite

Bagnall AM, Jones L, Duffy S, Riemsma RP. Spinal fixation surgery for acute traumatic spinal cord injury. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD004725. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004725.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Leeds Metropolitan University, Faculty of Health, Leeds, UK

  2. 2

    Liverpool John Moores University, Centre for Public Health, Liverpool, UK

  3. 3

    University of York, NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, York, UK

*Anne-Marie Bagnall, Faculty of Health, Leeds Metropolitan University, Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 3HE, UK. A.Bagnall@leedsmet.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 23 JAN 2008

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References

References to studies excluded from this review

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  2. Additional references
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Brodke 2003 {published data only}
  • Brodke DS, Anderson PA, Newell DW, Grady MS, Chapman JR. Comparison of anterior and posterior approaches in cervical spinal cord injuries. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques 2003;16:229-35.
Fehlings 2006 {published data only}
Kerwin 2005 {published data only}
  • Kerwin AJ, Frykberg ER, Schinco MA, Griffen MM, Murphy T, Tepas JJ. The effect of early spine fixation on non-neurologic outcome. Journal of Trauma 2005;58(15-21).
Kishan 2005 {published data only}
La Rosa {published data only}
  • La Rosa G, Conti A, Cardali S, Cacciola F, Tomasello F. Does early decompression improve neurological outcome of spinal cord injured patients? Appraisal of the literature using a meta-analytical approach. Spinal Cord 2004;42:503-12.
McKinley {published data only}
  • McKinley W, Meade MA, Kirshblum S, Barnard B. Outcomes of early surgical management versus late or no surgical intervention after acute spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2004;85:1818-25.
Moon {published data only}
  • Moon MS, Choi WT, Moon YW, Kim YS, Moon JL. Stabilisation of fractured thoracic and lumbar spine with Cotrel-Dubousset instrument. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 2003;11:59-66.
Sustic {published data only}
  • Sustic A, Krstulovic B, Eskinja M, Zelic N, Ledic D, Turina D. Surgical thracheostomy versus percutaneous dilational tracheostomy in patients with anterior cervical spine fixation: preliminary report. Spine 2002;27:1942-5.
Wang {published data only}
Wang (b) {published data only}

Additional references

  1. References to studies excluded from this review
  2. Additional references
  3. References to other published versions of this review
Amar 1999
British Orthopaedic
  • British Orthopaedic Association. The Initial Care and Transfer of Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries. British Orthopaedic Association, 2006.
Donovan 1994
El Masri 2006
  • El Masri WS. Traumatic spinal cord injury: the relationship between pathology and clinical implications. Trauma 2006;8:29-46.
Geisler 1988
  • Geisler FH. Acute management of cervical spinal cord injury. Maryland Medical Journal 1988;37(7):525-30.
Harrison 2000
  • Harrison P. Managing spinal injury: critical care. the initial management of people with actual or suspected spinal cord injury in high dependency and intensive care units. Spinal Injuries Association. London, 2000.
McDonald 2002
NHS CRD 2001
  • NHS CRD. Undertaking Systematic Reviews of Research on Effectiveness. CRD, University of York. 2. York, 2001.
Smith 1999
  • Smith M. Making the difference: efficacy of specialist versus non-specialist management of spinal cord injury. Spinal Injuries Association. London, 1999.
Wyndaele 2006

References to other published versions of this review

  1. References to studies excluded from this review
  2. Additional references
  3. References to other published versions of this review
Bagnall 2003
  • Bagnall AM, Jones L, Duffy S, Richardson G, Riemsma R. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of acute hospital-based spinal cord inuries (SCI) services: a systematic review. NHS R&D HTA Programme. Southampton, 2003; Vol. 01/28/01.