Chapter 2. Pharmacotherapy for Spinal Cord Injury

  1. Arun Paul Amar MD.
  1. Steven Casha,
  2. Joseph Silvaggio and
  3. R. John Hurlbert

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470753163.ch2

Surgical Management of Spinal Cord Injury: Controversies and Consensus

Surgical Management of Spinal Cord Injury: Controversies and Consensus

How to Cite

Casha, S., Silvaggio, J. and Hurlbert, R. J. (2007) Pharmacotherapy for Spinal Cord Injury, in Surgical Management of Spinal Cord Injury: Controversies and Consensus (ed A. P. Amar), Blackwell Publishing, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470753163.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122061

Online ISBN: 9780470753163

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Keywords:

  • pharmacotherapy;
  • spinal cord injury;
  • surgeons;
  • pharmacological therapy;
  • statistical comparisons

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Methylprednisolone

  • NASCIS II and III

  • Other steroid studies

  • Gangliosides

  • Opiate antagonists

  • Excitatory amino acid receptor antagonists

  • Calcium channel blockers

  • Antioxidants and free radical scavengers

  • Conclusions