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Minocycline in Acute Spinal Cord Injury (MASC)

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A report received by Dr Sridhar Atresh as follows:

  • 25 patients recruited worldwide.
  • 7 patients from Queensland's Princess Alexandra Hospital (since Oct 2014):
    • 2 patients, shallow pool diving accidents (female aged 33 and male aged 19)
    • 1 patient, dirt bike accident (male aged 29)
    • 1 patient, king hit assault (male aged 42)
    • 1 patient, rugby injury (male aged 41)
    • 1 patient, fall from ladder (male aged 64)
    • 1 patient, fall from surfboard in shallow water (male aged 34).
  • 5 out of 7 patients have had their accidents during a weekend.
  • Length of stay on Spinal Injuries Unit – minimum 4 months, maximum 14 months.
  • 3 of these patients remain on Spinal Injuries Unit to date.
  • Recruitment blocks:
    • Time to hospital after injury.
    • Patient level of consciousness, and
    • The presence of other traumatic injuries, and
    • Not being a Queensland resident.
    • One patient ineligible due to pre-existing elevated liver function results.


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