Category: SpineContemporary Management of Spinal Cord InjuryAmar, Arun Paul M.D.; Levy, Michael L. M.D.Author Information Dr. Amar is Clinical Instructor and Dr. Levy is Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1200 North State Street, Suite 5046, Los Angeles, CA 90033. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity. Editor: Ali F. Krisht, M.D.* University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Production Assistant: Ronalda Williams Editorial Board: Ossama Al-Mefty, M.D. Evandro De Oliveira, M.D. Curtis A. Dickman, M.D. Rudolph Fahlbusch, M.D. John Fox, M.D. Allan Friedman, M.D. Douglas Kondziolka, M.D. Mark Linskey, M.D. Tom Origitano, M.D. Glenn Pait, M.D. Kalmon Post, M.D. Chandra Sen, M.D. Robert Solomon, M.D. Martin Weiss, M.D. Gazi Yasargil, M.D. * Dr. Krisht has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity. Contemporary Neurosurgery: February 28th, 2001 - Volume 23 - Issue 4 - p 1-10 Buy Abstract Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: Delineate the mechanisms of primary and secondary damage underlying the pathogenesis of acute spinal cord injury Describe the diagnostic evaluation, initial resuscitation, and adjunctive interventions in the management of patients with spinal cord injury Define the controversies regarding the necessity, timing, nature, and approach of neurosurgical interventions for patients with spinal cord injury Describe the appropriate use of pharmacological agents such as methylprednisolone in the management of patients with spinal cord injury © 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.