Accession Number:

ADA616139

Title:

The Impact of Surgical Timing in Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 30 Sep 2013-29 Sep 2014

Corporate Author:

SACRED HEART HOSPITAL MONTREAL (CANADA)

Report Date:

2014-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The optimal surgical timing following a traumatic spinal cord injury SCI remains controversial although some studies suggest improved neurological recovery with early surgery. Consequently, there is wide variability in clinical practice and institutional guidelines regarding optimal surgical timing after a SCI. Our study will help guide clinicians in their practice and health administrators in the distribution of resources, by determining the optimal surgical delay after a traumatic spinal cord injury. The global objective of our study is to determine the impact of surgical delay on costs, length of stay, complications, and outcomes neurological recovery, functional status and quality of life in patients with a traumatic SCI. For the first reporting period, we have completed recruitment of traumatic spinal cord injured patients and continued with the 6-month, 1-year and 2-year follow-ups. Data collection is nearly completed 95 and will be finished by the beginning of 2015.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE