Guidelines for the management of degenerative cervical myelopathy and spinal cord injury: an introduction to a focus issue

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dc.contributor.author Fehlings, Michael G.
dc.contributor.author Kwon, Brian K.
dc.contributor.author Tetreault, Lindsay A.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-09T12:55:06Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-09T12:55:06Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Fehlings, M. G., Kwon, B. K. and Tetreault, L. A. (2017) 'Guidelines for the management of degenerative cervical myelopathy and spinal cord injury: an introduction to a focus issue', Global Spine Journal, 7(3S), pp. 6-7. doi: 10.1177/2192568217701714 en
dc.identifier.volume 7
dc.identifier.issued 3S
dc.identifier.startpage 6
dc.identifier.endpage 7
dc.identifier.issn 2192-5682
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5591
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/2192568217701714
dc.description.abstract Study Design: Introduction to a guidelines project. Objectives: The objective of this focus issue is to present guidelines that outline how to best manage patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM) and spinal cord injury (SCI). Topics addressed in this focus issue include: 1) management strategies for patients with mild, moderate and severe DCM; and 2a) timing of surgical decompression; b) the use of methylprednisolone sodium succinate; c) the type and timing of anticoagulation strategies; d) the role of magnetic resonance imaging in clinical decision making and outcome prediction; and e) the type and timing of rehabilitation in patients with SCI. Methods: Systematic reviews were conducted to address key clinical questions and to synthesize the current body of evidence. A multidisciplinary guideline development group used the results of these reviews, along with their clinical expertise, to develop clinical practice guidelines, in a process that adhered to methodology proposed by the Grades of Recommendation, Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) Working Group. Results: The multidisciplinary guideline development group combined the systematic review findings with their clinical expertise and opinions to formulate recommendations on how to manage patients with DCM and SCI. Conclusions: These guidelines will serve as tools to assist clinicians in their decision making by offering a perspective that combines the available evidence, expertise from a variety of clinicians, and patient values. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Sage Publications en
dc.relation.uri http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2192568217701714
dc.rights © 2017, the Authors. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 License (http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ ) which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work as published without adaptation or alteration, without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage). en
dc.rights.uri http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Guidelines en
dc.subject Guideline development en
dc.subject Spinal cord injury en
dc.subject SCI en
dc.subject Degenerative cervical myelopathy en
dc.subject DCM en
dc.subject Clinical guidelines en
dc.title Guidelines for the management of degenerative cervical myelopathy and spinal cord injury: an introduction to a focus issue en
dc.type Other en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Lindsay A. Tetreault, Medicine, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: 116100017@umail.ucc.ie en
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dc.contributor.funder AOSpine
dc.contributor.funder Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation
dc.contributor.funder Cervical Spine Research Society
dc.contributor.funder American Association of Neurological Surgeons
dc.contributor.funder Congress of Neurological Surgeons
dc.contributor.funder Gerry and Tootsie Halbert Chair in Neural Repair and Regeneration
dc.contributor.funder DeZwirek Family Foundation
dc.contributor.funder Krembil Foundation
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Global Spine Journal en


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