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dc.contributor.authorBond, Allisonen_US
dc.contributor.authorManian, Farrin A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-18T01:58:33Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifier.citationBond, Allison, and Farrin A. Manian. 2016. “Spinal Epidural Abscess: A Review with Special Emphasis on Earlier Diagnosis.” BioMed Research International 2016 (1): 1614328. doi:10.1155/2016/1614328. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/1614328.en
dc.identifier.issn2314-6133en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:30371035
dc.description.abstractSpinal epidural abscess (SEA) is an uncommon but serious condition with significant morbidity and mortality. The prognosis of SEA is highly dependent on the timeliness of its diagnosis before neurological deficits develop. Unfortunately, often due to its nonspecific presentation, such as back pain, the diagnosis of SEA may be delayed in up to 75% of cases. Although many risk factors for SEA can be found in the published literature, their utility is limited by their frequent lack of objective evidence, numerousness, and absence in a significant proportion of cases. In this review, we call for a more discriminate evidence-based use of the term “risk factor” when discussing SEA and explore several approaches to its earlier diagnosis, including a simple algorithm based on its pathophysiology and serum C-reactive protein or erythrocyte sedimentation rate.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherHindawi Publishing Corporationen
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1155/2016/1614328en
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5156786/pdf/en
dash.licenseLAAen_US
dc.titleSpinal Epidural Abscess: A Review with Special Emphasis on Earlier Diagnosisen
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden
dc.relation.journalBioMed Research Internationalen
dash.depositing.authorBond, Allisonen_US
dc.date.available2017-02-18T01:58:33Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2016/1614328*
dash.contributor.affiliatedBond, Allison


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