Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone for Spinal Trauma

Edward D. Hall, J. Mark Braughler, Alan I. Faden, Thomas P. Jacobs, John W. Holaday

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To the Editor: The results of Faden et al. with dexamethasone treatment for spinal trauma (October 29 issue1) are at odds with the results obtained in at least three other laboratories in the past 12 years. In addition, two more recent studies (not cited by Faden et al.) of the efficacy of a glucocorticoid (methylprednisolone) for induced blunt trauma to the spinal cord2 , 3 have suggested the need for steroid doses that are much higher than those used by previous investigators or by Faden et al. Most impressive are the results of Means et al.,3 who have shown that cats. . .

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-430
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - Feb 18 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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