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Topical steroid reduces dysphagia after ACDF, early RCT results suggest

Spinal News International reports on a new study from HSS that set out to determine if the application of an LIC during multilevel ACDF surgery impacts early postoperative dysphagia severity.

Senior investigator Todd J. Albert, MD, spine surgeon at HSS, presented the early results at the 34th Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society and concluded that treatment arm had "significantly better" dysphagia scores than the control arm.

Dr. Albert explains that "this study demonstrates the efficacy of local steroid application in decreasing short-term swallowing difficulty after multilevel ACDFs and opens the door for further study on the effect of fusion and longer term swallowing function and health outcomes."

Read the full article at SpinalNewsInternational.com.