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Table 1 Summary of various prognosis and outcome studies on spinal cord ischemiaa

From: A patient presenting with intact sensory modalities in acute spinal cord ischemia syndrome: a case report

Source Patients Mean follow-up Neurological syndrome (%) Severity of initial motor deficit (%) Outcome (%)
Salvador de la Barrera et al. [10] 36 19.9 ± 30 months ASAS (100) ASIA A (19.4) Full walking ability (18)
     ASIA B (27.8) Walk with aids (25)
     ASIA C (30.6) Wheelchair user (57)
     ASIA D (19.4) Dead (22.2)
Nedeltchev et al. [6] 57 4.5 ± 4 years ASAS (67) ASIA A (12) Full walking ability (41)
    PSAS (3) ASIA B (18) Walk with aids (30)
    BSS (18) ASIA C (28) Wheelchair user (20)
    CSCT (12) ASIA D (42) Dead (9)
Cheshire et al. [1] 44 1.2 ± 2 years No data Paraplegia (57) Full walking ability (11)
     Paraperesis (41) Walking with aids (27)
      Wheelchair user (44)
      Dead (18)
Iseli et al. [12] 28 6 months No data ASIA motor score (mean) 57.22 Full walking ability or ability to walk with aids (25)
  1. Abbreviations: ASIA American Spinal Injury Association, ASAS Anterior spinal artery syndrome, PSAS Posterior spinal artery syndrome, BSS Brown-Séquard syndrome, CSCT Complete spinal cord transaction
  2. aAdapted with permission from Nedeltchev et al. [6]. A comparison of the clinical characteristics and outcome measures reported in four different studies on spinal cord ischemia highlighting the large differences between groups and the scarcity of long-term follow-up studies with large sample sizes.