Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2002 , Vol 48 , Num 6

Akut Omurilik Yaralanmasının Tedavisinde İyileşmeyi Hızlandıran Farmakolojik ve Cerrahi Girişimler

Selçuk Palaoğlu 1
1 Hacettepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Ankara

Acute spinal cord trauma remains a common and devastating health problem. Understanding of pathophysiologic mechanisms of spinal cord injury will lead to new treatments  aimed at ameliorating neuronal damage. The experimental pharmacologic agents such as steroids, naloxone, gangliosides, antioxidants, TRH and TRH analogues, calcium channel blockers etc. and surgical modalities are herein reviewed. The first decade of the new millenium is called “Decade of the Spine”. Decade of the Spine will prove to be an exciting and productive period for spinal cord injury research, hopefuly culminating in a cure for this important disorder. 

Keywords : Spinal cord injury, pharmacotherapy, surgical treatment, NASCIS clinical trials